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COVID Vaccines For Kids; Pandemic Trauma; Wild Florida; Jax 5k Fire Run

Andy Wong
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As more adults get vaccinated, the question of when kids can become vaccinated remains.   

A new Novavax Pediatric COVID-19 study is opening in Jacksonville on Monday.  Dr. Michael Koren with the Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research shared the details of  the study with us.

Pandemic Trauma

The past year has been nothing short of eventful. From the pandemic to the racial divide, it makes sense that our mental health is faced with additional stress. Dr. Karol Darsa is a trauma expert and psychologist. In her new book The Trauma Map, she examines why collective trauma can be difficult to deal with and ways to start healing from the stress. We spoke to her about it.  

Wild Florida 

The time to get outside is now before it gets too hot. We have a vast range of beauty within the nature of North Florida. Contributor Lisa Grubba, an environmental journalist and Florida Master Naturalist came back to tell us why this month.  

The Jacksonville Fire of 1901

It was one of the worst disasters in Florida history. On May 3, 1901, much of Jacksonville burned to the ground.  This city’s Great Fire remains the third largest urban fire in the U.S., after the Great Chicago Fire and the 1906 San Francisco Fire. Now, 120 years later, the Jacksonville Historical Society is marking the anniversary of the Great Fire here with a 5K called the Fire Run. It’s coming up this weekend.  Alan Bliss, CEO of the Jacksonville Historical Society joined us with a preview.  

Patrick Cantin and be reached at or on Twitter.  

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Patrick Cantin is joining WJCT from the University of North Florida as a news intern for the fall 2020 semester.