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Is it safe to go to the dentist?

Staying Safe

A: YES! Delaying preventative and emergency dental care can have negative consequences on your overall health. COVID-19 infection among dental health professionals remains low despite the close proximity to patients and open mouths. It’s important to 1) maintain risk mitigation strategies we can control in dental offices, 2) monitor local infection rates, and 3) stay

New CDC Guidelines on Fully Vaccinated People

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*** Edited to clarify that children who have not been vaccinated are considered unvaccinated people under this guidance.*** It’s Good News Tues! Yesterday, the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidelines stating that 👏🏼 fully 👏🏼vaccinated 👏🏼 people can safely: 🌟 Visit other vaccinated people indoors–without wearing masks or physically

Is it safe to get routine medical care at a clinic?

Staying Safe

A: Yes! Yes, yes and yes. Yes!!! Please do not let the pandemic keep you from getting routine screenings and needed medical care! To answer this question, we’re bringing back an updated version of a post from all the way back in JUNE, when this was already true. What’s new at this point? Well, most

Can I go back to my indoor fitness classes?

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A: The Nerdy Girls LOVE your efforts to stay fit, but best to hang on to those online or outdoor workouts a bit longer. TL;DR: Heavy breathing, no masks, and indoors is the perfect recipe for SARS-CoV-2 transmission. A recent U.S. CDC report described an outbreak linked to an unnamed fitness facility in Chicago in

Dear Pandemic COVID Q&A

Staying Safe Uncertainty and Misinformation Vaccines Videos

In this live Q&A, we’re teaming up with our science gal-pals at @Friendly Neighbor Epidemiologist and @Your Local Epidemiologist for a special retrospective on science on Facebook over this past year. We’ll be talking about why we started doing this and why we keep on doing it, how it’s changed us, and laughing about some

Dear Pandemic COVID Q&A

Mental Health Staying Safe Vaccines Videos

In this live Q&A, Dear Pandemic contributing scientists Drs. Sandra Albrecht and Malia Jones will be taking questions about pet birds, what 95% efficacy really means, when safety measures are just too much, and what’s up with that CDC thing about vaccines wearing off in 3 months. If you have a question, put it in

Any advice on pandemic dating?

Infection and Spread Socializing Staying Safe

“I’m single and in my late 30s … Pandemic dating is so hard… What is safe protocol for dating when you are in that “multiple first date” space because you haven’t found someone you want to go on multiple dates with yet?” Dating is hard in the best of times! Once you factor in a

Dear Pandemic COVID Q&A

Data and Metrics Families 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