Allegheny Pediatrician Writes Children E-Book To Explain Coronavirus 

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By NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

PITTSBURGH, PA (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Dr. Deborah Rotenstein, a pediatric endocrinologist for the Allegheny Health Network, has released an e-book to help explain the impacts of coronavirus to children.

The book is called “Because of the Coronavirus.”

“My new granddaughter was born in Israel in March, so I needed a way to explain to her three-year-old sister why her grandparents couldn’t come to visit,” explained Dr. Rotenstein.

“My hope is that this book will provide families and other caretakers of young children with a resource that helps them better explain all of the issues and confusion surrounding this virus.”

The e-book spells out how COVID-19 has affected daily life, why there have been so many cancellations, and why remote schooling and work from home has become commonplace.

There is also an explanation of the virus itself and how to practice appropriate safety habits.

The book can be downloaded for free off the “Because of the Coronavirus” Facebook page.

There is also a YouTube version

“The book also teaches children about acts of kindness during a time when we all must make changes to our lives,” added Dr. Rotenstein.

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