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What do we know about Dr. Gregory Michael’s death a couple of weeks after getting his COVID-19 vaccine?

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A: A doctor in Florida named Gregory Michael recently died from a hemorrhagic stroke related to extremely low platelets two weeks after receiving his first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Whether his death is linked to the vaccine or not–which is under investigation by appropriate safety monitoring systems–doesn’t change the fact that the vaccines

What is trust? Does trust impact the US COVID-19 vaccine response effort?

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A: Trust in our health system is influenced by our beliefs about its benefits and consequences to ourselves and others. Low trust can derail the best of public health and medical treatments. Trust in the US health system is complicated by experiences and historical events that non-majority communities. People need time, reliable information, and repeated

Dear Pandemic COVID Q&A

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In this live Q&A, Drs. Malia Jones & Ashley Ritter will be tackling pandemic questions from our readers. Today’s we’re answering questions from readers about whether you should get the vaccine if you’ve already had COVID and much more! ➡️ Welcome and NG Ashley gets her vax! (0:00-3:07) ➡️ Vaccination info for those who have

¿Debería preocuparme por los posibles efectos secundarios a largo plazo de las vacunas COVID-19?

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R: Siendo realistas, no. Biológicamente, las posibilidades de efectos a largo plazo son extremadamente pequeños. BREVE RESUMEN: Los efectos secundarios graves de la vacuna son extremadamente raros y ocurren horas o días después de la vacunación, no meses o años.* El riesgo de infección y los efectos a largo plazo en la salud a causa

Is there any truth that ivermectin prevents or lessens the severity of COVID-19?

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A. So far, we still have no evidence from well-designed randomized clinical trials (RCTs) that ivermectin is safe and effective for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19. However, several RCTs are currently underway which will hopefully provide us with an answer to this important question. ➡️What is ivermectin? Ivermectin (Iv) is a drug FDA-approved for

How can I help encourage my colleagues in healthcare settings to get the Covid-19 vaccination?

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A: Personal beliefs and experiences inform varying levels of acceptance of the Covid-19 vaccine now becoming available to essential workers in healthcare settings. Listen to the reasons for concern, respond with compassion and facts, and make it easy to take actionable steps forward. REALLY LISTEN. Not all vaccine hesitancy stems from the same concerns. Creating

In vaccine trial data we trust?!

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A: Like a healthy democracy, a healthy data system relies on a sophisticated set of checks and balances. The FDA’s system is highly protective against data hanky-panky.* Today an FDA advisory panel meets to discuss Moderna’s vaccine data – with an eye towards recommending emergency use authorization. Your Nerdy Girls look forward to watching all