The Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement Tuesday firing back to Gov. Bill Lee’s executive order giving parents of school children the ability to opt out of school mask requirements, saying the group “strongly disagrees” with Lee.
In the Media Tag: Jason Yaun
By every relevant metric, the COVID crisis in Tennessee is intensifying. Infections, hospitalizations, and fatalities are on the rise in the Volunteer State, where only about 40% of the population is fully vaccinated, and the Tennessee National Guard has been deployed to help bolster increasingly overwhelmed hospitals.
As children return to summer camps and sports, getting them vaccinated it critical, says Dr. Jason Yaun, a representative of the Tennessee chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. “We stand behind the science…Vaccines are safe. Vaccines are effective. Vaccines save lives.”
A critical debate rages on about whether to open up schools for in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, the Tennessee commissioner of health weighed in as important information was revealed by doctors during a local COVID-19 digital symposium.
Mid-South health officials say the COVID-19 infection rate among children is increasing. As the clock is ticking for many Mid-South parents to decide if their children will return to in-person or remote learning this fall, some states, such as Mississippi, are seeing a number of new COVID cases, especially in one age group.
Months into the coronavirus pandemic, pediatricians are still worried about a slowdown in childhood vaccinations in the U.S. In mid-March, as President Donald Trump declared COVID-19 a national emergency and states implemented stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidance, non-emergency health care ground largely to a halt, including for children. A federal report indicated routine child… Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic has separated parents wondering how they are going to abide by custody and parenting agreements as people are being asked to stay home.
Daily Memphian: News that several dozen Shelby County Schools have tested positive for lead in the drinking water has amped up attention on an issue that local experts say needs a megaphone. “We have over 200,000 homes in our city that are at high risk for lead exposure,” said Dr. Jason Yaun, associate professor in… Read More