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Hope for the Holidays

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A friend recently asked me (Nerdy Girl Lindsey): How will you cultivate hope through the long winter months ahead? * My answer: My hope lies in the unsung grassroots heroes. The security guard pictured below, Cordarlye Frost, helping children feel happy and at ease at a vaccination clinic. The nurses in the ED, the librarians Read more…

CDC Updates Guidance for Boosters

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💥UPDATE💥: The U.S. CDC has updated its guidance to say that all adults over >18 SHOULD rather than MAY get a booster. As we wrote last week, we think the case for boosters is strong. Boosters provide increased neutralization of previously identified variants, which bodes well for Omicron. #BoostUp #VaxUp #WeCanDoThis Link to Original FB Read more…

Deer in the U.S. have the virus that causes COVID-19.

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ETA: Trigger warning: this post contains real bad news and it also mentions deer hunting. *************** 🦌⚠️🦌 Deer Pandemic?! 🦌⚠️🦌 Scientists recently learned that TONS of white-tailed deer in the United States have SARS-CoV-2. More than a few curse words were spoken by infectious disease epidemiologists upon hearing this news. It is very important and Read more…

PANDEMIC SHERO ALERT!!!

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We want to take a moment to give a HUGE shout out 📣 to someone who has been on the ground making sure those in her community have access to factual COVID-19 information and vaccines!!! Dorothy Oliver owns a general store in Panola, Alabama and as a central figure in her community capitalized on the Read more…

Dear Pandemic Shout-Out to Healthcare Workers

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Although the nightly cheering for health care workers doesn’t happen anymore, Dear Pandemic/Those Nerdy Girls wants these heroes to know how much we appreciate their efforts, now more than ever. We recognize the vast challenges they face right now as they fight the daunting wave of Delta variant across the United State. We know that Read more…

How does a pandemic end?

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A: I’ll borrow a phrase from T.S. Eliot. This is how a pandemic ends. Not with a bang but a whimper. There is no single indicator that a pandemic is over. In our modern times, we wait for a statement from the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare when a pandemic begins and when it Read more…