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Deer in the U.S. have the virus that causes COVID-19.

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ETA: Trigger warning: this post contains real bad news and it also mentions deer hunting. *************** šŸ¦Œāš ļøšŸ¦Œ Deer Pandemic?! šŸ¦Œāš ļøšŸ¦Œ Scientists recently learned that TONS of white-tailed deer in the United States have SARS-CoV-2. More than a few curse words were spoken by infectious disease epidemiologists upon hearing this news. It is very important and

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PANDEMIC SHERO ALERT!!!

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We want to take a moment to give a HUGE shout out šŸ“£ to someone who has been on the ground making sure those in her community have access to factual COVID-19 information and vaccines!!! Dorothy Oliver owns a general store in Panola, Alabama and as a central figure in her community capitalized on the

Dear Pandemic Shout-Out to Healthcare Workers

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Although the nightly cheering for health care workers doesn’t happen anymore, Dear Pandemic/Those Nerdy Girls wants these heroes to know how much we appreciate their efforts, now more than ever. We recognize the vast challenges they face right now as they fight the daunting wave of Delta variant across the United State. We know that

How does a pandemic end?

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A: I’ll borrow a phrase from T.S. Eliot. This is how a pandemic ends. Not with a bang but a whimper. There is no single indicator that a pandemic is over. In our modern times, we wait for a statement from the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare when a pandemic begins and when it