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All the posts from our Dear Pandemic Facebook page dating back to May 1st, 2020, are currently archived here and can be searched for by category, key words, etc. Be sure to check back often as additional posts are being added each day.

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How do COVID-19 Viral Vector Vaccines Work?

Vaccines

Weakened adenoviruses can be used to deliver instructions to make the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, educating the immune system and preparing it for future encounters with SARS-CoV-2. The Johnson & Johnson, Astrazeneca, and the Sputnik V vaccines all use adenovirus vector technology. Watch another incredible video from The Vaccine Makers Project (VMP) for this beautiful visualization

Could Luvox help me recover from COVID-19?

Treatments

A: Maybe. Maybe not. The evidence is promising, but we still need more information. ⬇️ Read on for the why, what we know, and what we don’t yet know. WHY THIS WORKS? Recently, people have focused on using medications that already exist to help treat people who have COVID-19 and help them get better sooner.

Have you heard anything about when boosters might be approved for children ages 12 to 17?

Families/Kids Vaccines

A: No Melissa, we haven’t heard anything about boosters coming for children aged 12-17 in the United States. But the magic 8-ball says it’s coming soon. 🎱 “Booster” vaccines remind our immune systems what the bad guy looks like, and they’re often used in cases where the initial introduction doesn’t make a very strong impression.

Is it safe to attend holiday gatherings with family who are absolutely against any COVID-19 mitigation efforts?

Families/Kids Staying Safe

A: A layered approach to protecting yourself and others is your best bet to make it safer. TL; DR Maximize the number of attendees who are vaccinated, encourage people to rapid-test before the event, consider wearing a high-quality mask, improve indoor air ventilation and/or eat outdoors, and get tested again after the event. Many of

💥BIG NEWS: Health Canada approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5-11.💥

Families/Kids Vaccines

  Health Canada statement: “After a thorough and independent scientific review of the evidence, the department has determined that the benefits of this vaccine for children between five and 11 years of age outweigh the risks”. The case for vaccinating kids rests on three pillars: ➡️ The vaccine protects kids very well. In the Phase