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So did all those vaccine lotteries in the US work?

Vaccines

Q: Did more people get vaccinated? A: Overall, mixed results. Also: turns out it’s harder to answer that question than you might think! You need a counterfactual. Since the announcement of Ohio’s “Vax-a-Million” sweepstakes on May 12, many states, counties and cities in the US have followed suit as public health officials grasp at President

¿Se desarrollaron las vacunas COVID-19 demasiado rápido para ser seguras?

Posts en Español Uncertainty and Misinformation

R. No. Hay varias razones por las que las vacunas COVID-19 pudieron desarrollarse de manera segura Y rápida. ➡️ Así es cómo: 🔬 El SARS-CoV-2 era nuevo, pero la investigación sobre otros coronavirus no lo era. Los científicos han estudiado esta familia de virus durante muchos años. Ya sabían que la proteína de pico juega

What is burnout?

Health & Wellness

The Mayo Clinic says that “burnout is a state of physical or emotional exhaustion also involving a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity.” Symptoms include cynicism, trouble getting started, impatience, lack of productivity, difficulty concentrating, and lack of satisfaction with achievements. Burnout can also affect our physical health. It can lead to

POSTCARDS FROM THE UK: Delta Delta Delta

Data and Metrics

Cases continue to rise here in the UK, despite very high vaccination levels. The Delta variant now comprises over 90% of infections in the UK and is estimated to be 40-50% more transmissible than the previously dominant Alpha variant. The steep rise in cases despite high vaccination levels is a cautionary tale to the US

Did the World Health Organization say kids should *not* get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Uncertainty and Misinformation Vaccines

A: No. The WHO said that where vaccine supplies are limited, vaccinating children is not a priority. Viral social media posts and some popular anti-vaccine channels did a great job this week spreading misinformation about the World Health Organization’s stance on vaccinating children with available COVID-19 vaccines. As is often the case with misinformation, it’s

¿Cómo ayuda la mascarilla?

Masks Posts en Español

P: Las partículas de coronavirus son tan pequeñas. ¿Cómo ayuda mi mascarilla? R: Presentamos aquí la versión “Mantenlo simple, científico” del tamaño de partícula relativo, ya que el tamaño en este contexto sí importa. Muchas infecciones como COVID-19, la gripe común y la influenza se propagan de persona a persona por gotas respiratorias, por lo