When a child gets COVID-19 and another common illness it can land them in the ER. A local doctor explains what happens in their bodies. He also gives advice if you aren't sure if you should send your child with a minor illness to school.
Monthly payments of up to $300 per child under the age of six and up to $250 per child under the age of 17 are the result of a possibly temporary expansion of the child tax credit that is part of the COVID-19 relief package signed by President Joe Biden in March. Households that filed a 2020 or 2019 federal income tax return and claimed the regular child tax credit will get payments automatically. How does the expanded child tax credit work for divorced parents who alternate claiming their child? Should the person who claimed the child in 2020 opt out of the monthly tax credit? It is a question we took to Eric Freeman, a CPA and Tax Senior Manager for BeachFleischman.
In America it seems things are getting better as more people are vaccinated and restrictions are easing up. However, this is a global issue and experts say the pandemic won't be over until other countries are getting better as well.
Now that masks and social distancing are starting to disappear, we are exposing ourselves once again to the common illnesses. In fact, local hospitals are seeing a surge of new viral infections because our immune systems don't remember how to handle these viruses.
Pfizer's full course of the COVID-19 vaccine appears to provide excellent protection against the Delta variant. However, there is concern for those who are unvaccinated as the variant is easily transmissible.