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CDC Updates Guidance for Boosters

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馃挜UPDATE馃挜: The U.S. CDC has updated its guidance to say that all adults over >18 SHOULD rather than MAY get a booster. As we wrote last week, we think the case for boosters is strong. Boosters provide increased neutralization of previously identified variants, which bodes well for Omicron. #BoostUp #VaxUp #WeCanDoThis Link to Original FB Read more…

Healthy Diet & Exercise vs. COVID Vaccination? Try both!

Health & Wellness Uncertainty and Misinformation Vaccines

We’re hearing so many people repeat this line: “just eat well and exercise, that’s the best prevention for COVID-19!” Is this true? Healthy diet and exercise *are* good for your health! Unfortunately, they do not really prevent COVID. The best prevention for COVID-19 is to be vaccinated. If you do get COVID, being vaccinated is Read more…

Es la cepa Omicron un variante peligrosa?

COVID Variants Posts en Espa帽ol

Demasiado pronto para saberlo. Lo sabemos, es dura la incertidumbre! Ayer, la Organizaci贸n Mundial de la Salud asign贸 el estado de “variante de preocupaci贸n” y un nombre formal, Omicron, a una nueva cepa preocupante del coronavirus. Si bien es demasiado pronto para saber si Omicron fallar谩 o estallar谩, la crueldad de las matem谩ticas exponenciales exige Read more…

How do COVID-19 Viral Vector Vaccines Work?

Vaccines

Weakened adenoviruses can be used to deliver instructions to make the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, educating the immune system and preparing it for future encounters with SARS-CoV-2. The Johnson & Johnson, Astrazeneca, and the Sputnik V vaccines all use adenovirus vector technology. Watch another incredible video from The Vaccine Makers Project (VMP) for this beautiful visualization Read more…

驴Deber铆a vacunarme si ya he tenido COVID?

Posts en Espa帽ol Staying Safe Vaccines

S脥! La vacunaci贸n induce una respuesta inmune m谩s consistente y fuerte incluso en las personas previamente infectadas. 馃憠馃徑 EN RESUMEN: Es importante vacunarse incluso si se ha recuperado del COVID-19. La vacunaci贸n aumenta su respuesta inmune al COVID-19, brind谩ndole protecci贸n adicional incluso para nuevas variantes. 鉂 驴Qu茅 sabemos sobre la inmunidad despu茅s de la infecci贸n Read more…

Have you heard anything about when boosters might be approved for children ages 12 to 17?

Families/Kids Vaccines

A: No Melissa, we haven鈥檛 heard anything about boosters coming for children aged 12-17 in the United States. But the magic 8-ball says it’s coming soon. 馃幈 鈥淏ooster鈥 vaccines remind our immune systems what the bad guy looks like, and they鈥檙e often used in cases where the initial introduction doesn鈥檛 make a very strong impression. Read more…

Is it safe to attend holiday gatherings with family who are absolutely against any COVID-19 mitigation efforts?

Families/Kids Staying Safe

A: A layered approach to protecting yourself and others is your best bet to make it safer. TL; DR Maximize the number of attendees who are vaccinated, encourage people to rapid-test before the event, consider wearing a high-quality mask, improve indoor air ventilation and/or eat outdoors, and get tested again after the event. Many of Read more…

So wild deer are widely infected with the virus that causes COVID-19鈥 what does that mean for hunters?

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Content warning: if the details of deer hunting are not your thing, you’ll want to skip this one. ___________________ A: Short answer: Deer hunters should wear an N95 mask or respirator while shooting and handling your kill. Wear eye protection and gloves when dressing and butchering. Treat the lungs like a biohazard. Use more care Read more…