Is Halloween canceled?

Families Socializing Staying Safe

A: Most definitely not. But like all things 2020, it’s going to have to be a little different this year. Saving Halloween during a global pandemic? Our beloved Dear Pandemic co-founder Dr. Malia Jones was BORN for this moment. With your PVC pipe, your Bob Ross mask, & your Jackbox Trivia Murder Party 2 party

Why do we need to worry about flu season?

Staying Safe Vaccines

Amanda from Vermont asks: Why do we need to worry about flu season? Won’t our COVID safety measures also protect us from flu? A: You’re right that the same precautions will protect you from COVID-19 and influenza, but the fact that COVID-19 cases are still on the rise in the United States means that not

Is COVID-19 becoming less deadly?

Data and Metrics

 Q: Why are deaths not as high as in the Spring? A: There is no evidence that the virus itself has become milder. The lower numbers of deaths we see now compared to equivalent numbers of cases in the Spring is likely due to 3 main factors: 1) MORE TESTING: Early in the pandemic we

Any tips for combatting “tech neck?”

Clinical Symptoms

A: The pandemic’s been hell on our collective posture. These 3Ms can help: (1) Moving more; (2) Modifying your home office/school set-up; (3) Minding your mental health. MOVE MORE. AND MORE OFTEN Stretches targeting the neck, shoulders, and arms are awesome; as are aerobic activities (cites below). The most awesome exercises? Those that you’ll actually

Are you concerned about your kids spending too much time on screens?

Families Mental Health School

Dear Pandemic is thrilled to introduce this week’s Nerdy Guest, Dr. Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra. She is President and founder of Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development. Using her medical degree, non-profit experience, philanthropic resources, and a long-standing interest in media and children, Dr. Hurst-Della Pietra has become one of the field’s

Dear Pandemic COVID Q&A

Infection and Spread Socializing Staying Safe

Dr. Malia Jones & Dr. Lindsey Leininger tackle your questions in this week’s FB Live Q&A. – Stay SMART this fall! 3:40 – 4:08 – Aerosol vs. droplet debate + the CDC: 4:15 – 9:35 – Tips for socializing safely in the cold: 10:14 – 15:35 – Hot tubs + saunas + gyms: 15:43 –