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I was paying attention to the US election news this week and didn’t really follow the pandemic news. Now I check the numbers and — whoa! What happened??!?

Families Mental Health Socializing Travel

Q: Does this mean more lockdowns? To be honest, I’m kinda done. A: Cases are surging, we have rough weeks ahead, and everyone’s collective will to combat the pandemic has eroded. Stay focused on the things you can do in the short term, and stay realistic about this new surge. First, the numbers: If you

Dear Pandemic COVID Q&A

Socializing Staying Safe Videos

Drs. Grainger and Parkinson take your COVID questions! Today we tackled: ➡️ Intro + Halloween plans (:00 – 4:40) ➡️ Lightning round! (4:45 – 10:55) ➡️ Is it OK to have surgery? (11:00 – 16:30) ➡️ Hard truths re: Turkey Day (16:40 – 22:25) ➡️ Restaurants’ outdoor “dining domes” (22:30 – 27:39) ➡️ Risk-taking and

How do I have a SMART Halloween?

Families Socializing Staying Safe

A: Good news!! Traditional Halloween activities in the United States are pretty easy to adapt to a COVID world! With a few modifications, we can trick-or-treat, dress up, visit friends outdoors, and go to pumpkin patches safely. Just keep the invitation list to a minimum, wear a mask, and skip the indoor activities. With Halloween

Dear Pandemic COVID Q&A

Families Infection and Spread Socializing Staying Safe Videos

Dr. Simanek and Dr. Jones tackle follower questions in this not-quite-live Q&A session. We’re taking questions from Wisconsites about voting (:45), safety of hair salons (4:06), holding COVID safe funerals and other gatherings (10:32), close contacts vs. not close contacts (15:45), celebrating homecoming and other outdoor fall gatherings and events (25:01), and disease transmission patterns

Dear Pandemic COVID Q&A

Families Infection and Spread Socializing Staying Safe Videos

Dr. Leininger and Dr. Jones tackle follower questions in this not-quite-live Q&A session. We’re answering questions about how to have an honest conversation about your pod (3:00), kids and transmission (7:00), fomites (12:45) and … how to think about Joe Biden’s negative test result from Friday, Oct 2 (at 17:20). Related links: What is the

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

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 –