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Data and Metrics Families/Kids Masks Socializing Staying Safe Vaccines Videos

In this live Q&A, Dear Pandemic contributing scientists Drs. Ashley Ritter and Malia Jones will be taking questions about pantyhose, vaccine safety, herd immunity, & keeping kids safer. If you have a question, put it in our question box at www.dearpandemic.org. ➡️ Welcome, Intros, and Announcements (0:00-2:03) ➡️ Should we be wearing nylon pantyhose over

What’s up with the new CDC mask study?

Masks Staying Safe

A: Good news, double-masking or tightening up ear loops works! Remember the key features of effective masking: FILTERING and FIT. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new experimental study testing ways to improve mask fit for cloth and medical masks to reduce leakage around the edges. Using mannequin “headforms” and

Tips for Improving Communication While Masked

Masks Socializing

Q: I’m having a hard time hearing. Any tips for improving communication while masked? A: We can’t ditch the masks but we can slow down our conversations, speak up, and add additional tools to improve communication. Universal efforts to improve masked communication aim to keep everyone engaged, regardless of their hearing abilities. Hearing difficulty in

Help! I’m so confused…which is the best mask?

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A: Check out our mask cheat sheet below, and #MaskUp! Remember the 2 keys to mask effectiveness: 💥FILTRATION and FIT Nerdy Girl mask ranking: 1️⃣ N95 2️⃣ KF94 (Korea), FFP2 (Europe) 3️⃣ KN95s (buyer beware: manufacturer should hold a ‘NIOSH Certificate’) 4️⃣ Double-mask (cloth mask on top of surgical, OR cloth mask with filter insert)

Dear Pandemic COVID Q&A

Masks Vaccines Videos

In this live Q&A, Dear Pandemic contributing scientists Drs. Malia Jones & Michelle Kinder will be tackling questions from our readers about the different kinds of vaccines, vaccine side effects, and questions about masks! If you have a question, put it in our question box at www.dearpandemic.org. ➡️ Welcome, Intros, and Announcements (0:00-2:10) ➡️ Explainer

Should I double mask?!

Masks Staying Safe

A: Signs point to yes. 🎱 TL;DR: In situations where you can’t avoid crowded indoor spaces such as shopping or traveling, double masking with a tighter fitting cloth mask over a medical mask can provide extra protection. We’ve all heard by now that the new B117 variant may be more transmissible, possibly via its ability

¿Puedo utilizar sólo un protector facial?

Masks Posts en Español

R: NO. El uso del protector facial por sí solo no es recomendado. Un estudio experimental evaluó qué tan bien el protector facial protege al que lo usa, demostró que partículas pequeñas pasaban fácilmente alrededor del protector facial. Ahora, en una nueva preimpresión por científicos del Instituto Nacional para Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional, NIOSH National