Dear Pandemic Live Q&A 07-08-22

Families/Kids Long COVID Socializing Staying Safe Testing and Contact Tracing Vaccines Videos

Those Nerdy Girls will answer questions about long COVID, outdoor transmission, rapid antigen testing, and more.


Amanda Simanek, PhD, MPH, DP Founding Member
Chana Davis, PhD – DP Contributing Writer

➡️ Welcome, Intros, and chit chat (0:00-0:53)

➡️ Should I vaccinate my child against COVID-19? (0:54-3:39)

Check out this link to the live Q&A session from last week, with Dr. Malia Jones from Dear Pandemic and Dr. Katelyn Jetelina for a deep dive into this topic.

What are the health impacts of COVID-19 on young children?

➡️ How likely is outdoor transmission with Omicron? Should we be masking outside? (3:42-8:03)

How To Protect Yourself from COVID Outdoors

➡️ How common is long COVID? Why do long COVID estimates seem to vary so much from study to study? What are the risk factors? (8:05-23:35)

Does your risk of long COVID differ by variant?

STAT News piece on Long COVID

Nature – How common is long COVID? Why studies give different answers

➡️ What causes long COVID? (23:40-25:49)

Science: Clues to Long COVID

➡️ When is the best time to get/take a COVID test? (25:53-31:50)

Do throat swabs help detect the Omicron variant?

Rapid Antigen Testing: When to Test


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