Nov 28, 2021
TCU squares off against Austin Peay
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Austin Peay (3-2) vs. TCU (4-1)
Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth, Texas; Monday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Austin Peay and TCU both look to put winning streaks together . Each program is coming off of a victory in their last game. TCU earned a 73-64 win in San Juan Capistrano over Pepperdine on Wednesday, while Austin Peay won 69-67 at Howard on Friday.
TEAM LEADERS: TCU’s Mike Miles Jr. has averaged 16.8 points and 4.6 assists while Emanuel Miller has put up 11.4 points and 8.6 rebounds. For the Governors, Elijah Hutchins-Everett has averaged 15.8 points and 9.8 rebounds while Caleb Stone-Carrawell has put up 13.6 points.EXCELLENT ELIJAH: Hutchins-Everett has connected on 44.4 percent of the nine 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 4 of 9 over the last five games. He’s also made 69.7 percent of his free throws this season.
STREAK STATS: TCU has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 74.3 points while giving up 54.
PASSING FOR POINTS: The Governors have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Horned Frogs. TCU has 35 assists on 73 field goals (47.9 percent) across its past three games while Austin Peay has assists on 49 of 75 field goals (65.3 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: TCU is ranked eighth among Division I teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 40 percent. The Horned Frogs have averaged 15.2 offensive boards per game.
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Child vaccine rates alarmingly low as doctors contend with rise in COVID pediatric cases.
The combination of misinformation and distrust have produced alarmingly low COVID-19 vaccination rates among U.S. children.
The Omicron variant has caused a surge in pediatric cases and hospitalizations. Doctors say we are in the midst of a crisis.
Demand for COVID-19 vaccines in 5 to 11-year-olds was high in November, but it dropped steeply after Thanksgiving. In California, kids 17 and under, make up more than 18 percent of all COVID cases with that number expected to grow.
"Last week, we saw by far the highest peak during the entire pandemic of kids admitted for COVID," said Dr. Kelley Mead with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland.
In an effort to reach more parents, Senator Alex Padilla brought together
experts from various children's hospitals throughout the state.
To date, about 67 percent of California children 5 to 11 and 28 percent of those 12 to 17 remain unvaccinated.
"We are seeing vaccination rates that are similar to national rates, with vaccination levels being 20%, lower among families of color," said Paul Viviano, President and C.E.O. at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Doctors deal daily with parents who say they don't trust the vaccine and are concerned about side effects.
Dr. Grace Lee with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford said the pediatric vaccine data continues to be reassuring. She sits on the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Lee said adverse side effects such as myocarditis occur less frequently in younger children and that not getting vaccinated puts kids at higher risk.
"These serious adverse events are occurring far more frequently after COVID-19 infection than after vaccination. And in fact, vaccination has been shown to be 91% protective against MIS-C in children," she said.
At Loma Linda university Children's hospital the staff is treating 35 pediatric covid patients - none of whom were vaccinated. Doctors visit schools to educate students on the vaccine and schedule one-on-one visits with parents.
MemorialCare Miller's Children's Hospital in Long Beach takes a unique approach when addressing kids afraid of needles.
"You do see some last minute hesitancy and so we've had everything from pet therapy dogs to help soothe the children to our Child Life department," said John Bishop, C.E.O. of MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center.
Experts said infected kids, even those with mild cases, can go on to battle serious long haul symptoms. COVID-19 has become the 8th leading cause of death in kids ages 5 to 11.