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Clinical Symptoms Infection and Spread Vaccines Videos

In this live Q&A, we’ll be talking with the operators of two other #SciComm pages, Unambiguous Science and ScienceWhizLiz. We’ll talk about the J&J vaccine pause, fleas, Canadian geese, kids and COVID, long COVID, and creative vaccine strategies. ➡️ Welcome, Intros, and Chit Chat (0:00-3:40) ➡️ Can flea bites transmit COVID-19? (3:40-5:26) ➡️ Blood clotting Read more…

Is there treatment for persistent fatigue experienced months after testing positive for COVID-19?

Clinical Symptoms

A: Yes. While there is no easy fix, there are ways to manage and improve post-viral fatigue. The constellation of symptoms suffered weeks and even months after being diagnosed with COVID-19 is called “long COVID”, post-COVID-19 syndrome, or post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC). People with this condition have been dubbed “long haulers.” Fatigue is one Read more…

Are there any updates on COVID-19 “long-haulers”?

Clinical Symptoms

A: Yes and no. Unfortunately, we still don’t know enough about how many people might fall into this group and the best ways to help them. However, these challenging long-term cases of COVID-19 are getting more national attention, with renewed focus on helping these patients! You might have heard of this term, “long-hauler,” or perhaps Read more…

Can COVID-19 cause erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Biology/Immunity Clinical Symptoms

A: It’s possible. #MaskUptoGetItUp TL;DR: Due to its impact on inflammation and the vascular system, it is biologically plausible that COVID-19 contributes to erectile dysfunction. But as with much COVID-19 research more, ahem, hard data is needed. This eyebrow raising headline made the rounds recently based on comments during a television interview by Dr. Dena Read more…

Dear Pandemic COVID Q&A

Biology/Immunity Clinical Symptoms Infection and Spread Staying Safe Uncertainty and Misinformation Videos

Drs. Lindsey Leininger and Malia Jones take your thorny COVID questions in this Live Q&A! If you have a question, submit it at our website! www.dearpandemic.org. This week we discuss: ➡️ Intro…with TV show rec’s! (0:00 – 3:00) Related link ➡️ The latest on quarantine timelines (3:35 – 8:40) Related link ➡️ Handling conspiracy theories Read more…

What do you think of the idea of “focused protection” or “shielding” the vulnerable so that everyone else can get on with normal life?

Clinical Symptoms Infection and Spread

A: We *wish* it were this easy, but sadly it’s not. While this approach sounds appealing on the surface, the deeper you dig the more the argument collapses in on itself. Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up: • The death and hospitalization toll even in under 65s would be Read more…