Weekly News: May 19, 2021

May 19, 2021

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» Policymakers Used to Ignore Child Care. Then Came the Pandemic. (New York Times)

Experts who sounded the alarm about the care economy were often shunted to the side of policy discussions. Not anymore, according to the New York Times.

» U.S. Faces Widespread Child Care Shortage Amid Coronavirus Pandemic (CBS News)

Many companies are reopening their offices. But parents who want to go back to work face a new problem: a child care shortage, according to CBS News. 

» U.S. Parents Pay Nearly Double the ‘Affordable’ Cost for Child Care, Preschool (The Conversation)

The Conversation examines the challenges facing working families in the United States when it comes to affording early care and education.

» COVID Front Lines Need Community Health Workers, Yet They’re Not Getting Needed Support (USA Today)

The USA Today looks at the critically-important role community health workers have played in combating COVID-19 and why they need to be supported.

» In America’s Cities, Inequality Is Engrained Everywhere – Including the Trees (Grist)

Grist explores the relationship between inequality and a lack of neighborhood trees.

» FDA Permits Use of Pfizer-BionTech COVID Vaccine in Kids Ages 12 to 15 (CNBC)

This CNBC article details the FDA decision to approved the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12 to 15.