Dear Pandemic Live Q&A 11-21-22

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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

* Chana Davis, PhD: Founder of Fueled by Science & Contributing Writer at TNG

➡️ Welcome and Intros

➡️ What is the “triple threat?” (2:08-3:19)

Related link: Is this bad RSV and flu season due to an “immunity debt?”

➡️ What is RSV? Who should be concerned about RSV and what, if anything, should we do to prevent it? (3:19-5:17

Related link: What is this “RSV” I’ve been hearing about?

➡️ What can we do to make our holiday gathering safe from the “triple threat”? (5:18-9:55)

Related link: How do I know if we have RSV, the flu, or COVID-19?

➡️ What does “stay home when sick really mean? How sick is too sick? (9:56-13:41)

➡️ If I recently passed my COVID day 5, is it safe to participate in a family gathering? (13:41-16:08)

Related link: Help! It’s Day 10 and my rapid antigen test is still positive. Am I contagious?

➡️ Why do some people buy into conspiracy theories and misinformation even when it harms them? (16:08-21:33)

➡️ What advice do you have for having productive conversations with denialists? (21:33-27:23)

Related link: My uncle is knee-deep in COVID conspiracy theories. Any tips for respectfully engaging him?


Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us


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