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  1. We don’t do math on weekends, but I’ll admit to doing math lessons during the summer 🙂 .
  2. Thanks!! Much appreciated. I’ll take a closer look when I’m on my laptop. Am I correct that these are less science-y and more general interest than our graphic novels?
  3. That and long COVID, which also happens in kids. There were 3,000 cases of MIS-C, which is indeed rare but would probably be picked up in a study of a few thousand. I would guess that an asymptomatic infection after a vaccine is different than not. But we know the rate of sequelae with actual COVID is more than high enough to be picked up. Ergo, if that’s true, the vaccine will be safer.
  4. If that’s the case, I may reevaluate. We’ll see.
  5. I have no clue why you’d generalize from other coronaviruses as opposed to from actual kids we’ve seen having long-term issues. Adults don’t have sequelae from other coronaviruses, either!! We’ll have a trial. And I’m about 98% certain that the trial will show way fewer issues than the virus.
  6. Stuff like this (and MIS-C) is why I worry about kids: https://www.google.com/amp/s/wtop.com/coronavirus/2021/04/kids-can-get-long-haul-covid-too-recovery-can-take-months/amp/ I don’t feel like I have a good understanding of how frequent sequelae are, but the very presence of sequelae in kids freaks me the heck out.
  7. I can imagine thinking this way if numbers are really low. But if numbers are high, I’d rather take my chances with the vaccine and not with COVID. We have literally no idea how COVID will affect kids long term. Do you figure the vaccine is a higher risk than the virus?
  8. Let me know what he thinks about those contest questions 🙂 . I was once really into the serious proof-based contests, so I know a lot about that world.
  9. We’ve loved practicing for it as test prep!! They are fun 🙂
  10. We have all of those! My kids love them. They are really not like those graphic novels, though. The novels are absolutely high school level, weirdly enough. Sounds like they wouldn’t work for you, though!
  11. Well, I dunno — I didn’t know most of the things in the DNA book, frankly. They go in a lot of detail. Do you have recommendations about fun biology reading, then? My kids have been enjoying these and now know more biology than I ever did. If you’ve done lots of similar stuff, I’d love to hear about it. The CTY class sounds like a good option.
  12. Oh, OK. So he knows all about DNA and evolution and stuff? What books has he read?
  13. @Roadrunner — I totally wasn’t kidding. They are surprisingly informative and detailed. I know that can’t be a whole biology course, but as someone who hated bio in high school, I found the books really fascinating.
  14. I’ve been reading graphic novels about evolution and DNA with the kids. Maybe that would inspire them?? https://www.amazon.com/Stuff-Life-Graphic-Guide-Genetics/dp/0809089475#aw-udpv3-customer-reviews_feature_div https://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Story-Earth-Jay-Hosler/dp/0809043114/ref=pd_aw_fbt_img_1?pd_rd_w=6VTVn&pf_rd_p=22b1663e-f425-4a35-a7b0-d21faab2902e&pf_rd_r=07SQJNYZGJ5K89HBZP8T&pd_rd_r=8f734315-347c-4b0a-a338-106793d4e9f0&pd_rd_wg=VOUzp&pd_rd_i=0809043114&psc=1
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