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Five on Friday: Happy New Year's Eve 2021

Five on Friday: Happy New Year's Eve

Happy New Year's Eve! Before you head out to (safely) ring in the new year, we wanted to offer up five end-of-year recommendations that you can lean on in the new year.

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Kaethe originally forwarded on this subscription newsletter from epidemiologist Katelyn Jetelina. Others quickly climbed aboard. Now much of the MCN team reads it regularly. Your Local Epidemiologist

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This weekly podcast with Dr. Michael Osterholm has kept Amy (and now several other MCNers) up to date on the goings-on of COVID-19 since the early days of the pandemic. The Osterholm Update: COVID-19 Podcast

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Need a good novel? Claire recommends the new novel by Richard Powers, which explores hope, hopelessness, and connection in the face of climate crisis through the story of a young boy on the spectrum and his father. Bewilderment

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Alma G. recommended this documentary about the role of clinicians during the pandemic. Alma has reached out to the documentary makers to encourage them to include Spanish subtitles. Watch the website for upcoming dates when it’s aired on local PBS affiliates. Trusted Messenger

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Weekly Win: Have some time off with family? Play La Lotería! Ashley-Michelle shared a sweet new Lotería game that features images to get the family talking in a healthy way about COVID-19. Images include face mask, vegetables, family, and more – all in English and Spanish. Dad, Daughter Create ‘La Loteria’ Bingo to Help Families Stay Healthy amid COVID-19

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Have a safe and healthy weekend!


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