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Posts from the Pandemic

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 is West Virginia getting vaccines in arms so fast?

Vaccines

Q: How is West Virginia getting vaccines in arms so fast? They have vaccinated at a higher rate than any other state! A: 3 things have driven West Virginia’s success: 1. A unique arrangement with local pharmacies (not national chains) to vaccinate long-term care staff and residents. 2. Advanced planning. 3. Leadership. First, let’s do

What’s going on with the new Johnson &Johnson/Janssen vaccine results?

Vaccines

A: Some very positive signs for immune responses from newly published Phase 1/2 trial results, & Phase 3 efficacy results rumored to be on the near horizon. AND they tested only one dose 👏👏👏! TL;DR: ➡️ Low dose/high dose, & one dose/two dose regimes were tested in 805 adults aged 18 and older. ➡️ The

What are some ways the average person can support vaccine efforts?

Vaccines

Dr. Aparna here to answer. This question just warms our hearts. And hits home for all of us here at Dear Pandemic. TL; DR: You can support by donating money, donating time/resources, following public health guidance, and learning more about local efforts (and vaccine distribution) so that you can be a vaccine ambassador during this

What are some ways the average person can support vaccine efforts?”

Vaccines

Dr. Aparna here to answer: This question just warms our hearts. And hits home for all of us here at Dear Pandemic. TL; DR: You can support by donating money, donating time/resources, following public health guidance, and learning more about local efforts (and vaccine distribution) so that you can be a vaccine ambassador during this

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

Uncertainty and Misinformation Vaccines

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?

Social and Racial Justice Uncertainty and Misinformation Vaccines

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