社评 0902 新加强疫苗上市
史丹福大学儿科主任医师格丽斯李表示， 我们预见今年冬天会遭受感冒及新冠疫情之侵袭 ，我们只有竭尽所能来保护大眾之健康。
根据学区之报告显示 ，过去两年之疫情造成学童无法到校上课，全国九岁学生之阅读及数学水平已经急速下降， 导致未来他们在学业成绩上之巨大压力。
阅读能力是三十年最差， 这种现象是全国性的 ，尤其是黑人及拉丁裔学童最為严重。
实在令人遗憾疫情期间学生们都在家上课， 网上学习和在教室上课， 有极大差异， 尤其是一般穷困家庭， 父母為生活奔波对儿女更疏於照顾网上上课之注意力更不够， 学业荒废是必然结果。
Student Scores Fell Sharply During The Pandemic
According to a new federal survey, math and reading scores for America’s 9-year-olds fell dramatically during the first two years of the pandemic.
Reading scores saw their largest decrease in 30 years, while math scores also decreased.
These declines were seen all over the nation and affected mostly whites, but students of color saw some of the steepest decreases.
According to the acting associate commissioner of NCES, Daniel McGrath, “These are some of the largest declines we have observed in a single assessment cycle in 50 years of the NAEP program.
We felt the same way when the pandemic hit our community. A lot of poor families just didn’t have time to take care of their kids. Many of them are wasting their time with online learning.
CDC Signed Off On Update Versions Of Booster Shot
The CDC signed off on Thursday on updated versions of Pfizer and Moderna’s Covid-19 boosters allowing vaccinations to begin.
The CDC said in a statement, “This recommendation followed a comprehensive scientific evaluation and robust scientific discussion. If you are eligible, there is no bad time to get your Covid-19 booster, and we strongly encourage you to receive it.”
Pfizer’s booster was authorized for people 12 and older, while Moderna’s booster is for people 18 and up.
The federal government is working to distribute the new shot to states in the next couple of days.
Many doctors anticipate there will be a tough winter season ahead both with the flu and with Covid-19. The Biden administration is urging all eligible people in the U.S. to get the new boosters as part of its fall booster campaign.