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Talking to children about COVID-19

To help give children a better understanding of the coronavirus that is causing disruption in our daily lives, the RNA Therapeutics Institute (RTI) at UMass Chan Medical School created this resource. We hope parents and teachers can use it to help explain this complex situation, while also teaching the wonders of science. 

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What is coronavirus and how can you protect yourself?

Coronavirus infographic explaining coronaviruses, how COVID-19 can spread, and how to protect yourself, for kids!

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Emma RNA Saves the Day Coloring & Comic Book

In 2019, a new and dangerous villain emerged in the world, Spike Man. In ScienceLIVE’s first coloring comic book, you’ll learn about how Spike Man hijacks the body’s factories and how Emma RNA and her legion of molecular superheroes save the day! Download in English, Español, Chinese, Deutsch, Français, Português, and Türk; more languages to come. You can request coloring books for your classroom, library, pediatrician's office here.

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COVID-19 mRNA vaccines: How they work and why they are safe

Coronavirus infographic explaining the science of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines!

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Children's Resources

List of links and resources to help children understand and cope with COVID-19.

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Talking to Children About COVID-19