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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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Dear Pandemic Live Q&A 11-21-22

Families/Kids Infection and Spread Infectious Diseases Socializing Staying Safe Testing and Contact Tracing Uncertainty and Misinformation Videos

Those Nerdy Girls offer advice on staying well during a “triple threat” holiday season and insights into science denial – why it happens and how to navigate tricky conversations. Hosted by Those Nerdy Girls with: * Sara Gorman, PhD, MPH: Co-Founder of Critica, Author of Denying to the Grave & Contributing Writer at TNG *

Los signos y síntomas, la prevención, y que hacer si un niño tiene el virus respiratorio sincitial (VRS):

Families/Kids Infectious Diseases Posts en Español

Recientemente compartimos una publicación sobre el virus respiratorio sincitial (VRS) Publicación aquí *La gráfica que compartimos hoy fue creada hace unos años por La Nacion (@lanacioncr), una página y periódico de Noticias en Costa Rica. La gráfica no fue creada por Querida Pandemia. Puede haber algunas inconsistencias en esta gráfica, las cuales hemos aclarado previamente.

Nerdy Girl Live Q&A on Mon, 11/21: Triple Threat Thanksgiving & Science Denial

Families/Kids Socializing Staying Safe Uncertainty and Misinformation

Monday, 11/21/22, at 1:30 pm EST/10:30 am PST Join Those Nerdy Girls for timely advice on staying well during a “triple threat” holiday season and practical insights into science denial – why it happens and how to navigate tricky conversations. Hosted by Those Nerdy Girls with: Sara Gorman, PhD, MPH: Co-Founder of Critica, Author of

Why are people now sharing their pronouns?

Health & Wellness Social and Racial Justice

A: Pronouns are the words we use to refer to ourselves or someone else when not using a name. Gender pronouns specifically refer to people and possession i.e. she/her/hers, they/them/theirs, ze/zir/zirs, etc. The correct use of names and gender pronouns is a compassionate act that can make an important difference in someone’s life. The 2015

¿Puede la infección o la vacunación de COVID-19 afectar a los períodos?

Health & Wellness Posts en Español Reproductive Health

Puede ser. Es posible que se produzcan cambios en la menstruación después de recibir la vacuna del COVID-19 o de estar enferma de COVID-19, pero no duran mucho tiempo. Los cambios en la menstruación que duren más de unos pocos ciclos deben ser comunicados a su médico. Cualquier cosa que pueda afectar al equilibrio hormonal,

Should I get the flu vaccine while I’m pregnant?

Infectious Diseases Reproductive Health Vaccines

A: YES! The flu vaccine protects against the higher risk of severe flu disease during pregnancy AND protects the newborn from flu during the first few months of life. TL;DR: Flu season looks especially bad this year. Influenza (“the flu”) vaccination is strongly recommended in pregnancy. Because the virus is seasonal, vaccination is recommended as

We can still do our part.

Staying Safe

You may have noticed the headlines in the past month or two. Kids, especially the littlest ones, have been increasingly at risk as we have seen more children admitted to the hospital for respiratory illnesses since August 2022. For babies in the 0-6 month group, it is estimated that 1 in 500 has been admitted