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Masks, Babies, and Emotion Learning

Masks, Babies, and Emotion Learning

by Ashley Ruba COVID-19 completely changed our social lives. Between physical distancing, cancelled family gatherings, and continual mask-wearing, we have seen far less of one another. While these social changes have been undeniably difficult for everyone, caregivers...

Face-mask use and language development: Should I be worried?

Face-mask use and language development: Should I be worried?

by Suzanne Curtin, Janet Werker, & Henny Yeung This blog post is an adaptation of an op-ed that appeared in the Globe and Mail on Feb. 23rd, 2021. Facemasks are an essential public health tool against the spread of COVID-19(1), but now that vaccine distribution in...

When will COVID-19 vaccines be available for infants and children?

When will COVID-19 vaccines be available for infants and children?

by Nina Fefferman & Vanessa LoBue Now that the COVID-19 global pandemic is into its second year, we are finally seeing some relief in parts of the world with the approval of various vaccinations that prevent symptoms of the virus. In the United States, the three...