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Cómo pensar como un científico.

Posts en Español Staying Safe

Los científicos comparten ciertos hábitos de metales, independientemente de si estudiamos patógenos, personas o plantas. Como escribió el astrónomo legendario Carl Sagan: “La ciencia es una forma de pensar mucho más que un conjunto de conocimientos.” Hoy lanzamos una serie ocasional sobre “Cómo pensar como un científico”, comenzando con tres valores clave que los científicos

What do the new CDC mask guidelines really mean?

Masks

A: The take-home message is that mitigation works. What we have learned from four influenza pandemics, HIV, and SARS pandemics in the last 100 years is that taking steps to protect ourselves and others works. The CDC guidelines released earlier suggest that vaccinated people in virus hotspots across the country should wear masks indoors. This

What should I do about the large discrepancies in vaccine efficacy against the Delta variant being reported across studies?

Vaccines

A: Delta variant, waning immunity, imperfect measurement, or something else? There are a number of reasons why COVID-19 vaccine efficacy may differ across studies. These new reports are measuring the effectiveness of the vaccines in real world settings instead of in a clinical trial. Isolating individual variables in a real-world setting can be difficult. Instead,

NEW CDC MASK GUIDANCE

Masks

In recognition of the rising threat posed by the Delta variant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today revised their guidance regarding mask use for vaccinated people. ➡️ Highlights of the new recommendations: 💥 Vaccinated people should wear a mask in public indoor settings if they are in an area of substantial