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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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Do kids need COVID-19 vaccines?

Families/Kids Vaccines

Yes. Kids need COVID-19 vaccines. It is safe. It is necessary. When we compare kids who get COVID-19 to kids who do not get COVID-19, we see quite clearly that kids CAN and DO get really sick, and it is worth protecting them. And when we compare vaccinated kids to unvaccinated kids, the results are

#MujeresDeCiencia Gertrude Belle Elion (January 23, 1918 – February 21, 1999)

Posts en Español Women in STEM

Gertrude Belle Elion, quien estaría hoy de cumpleaños, fue una bioquímica y farmacóloga estadounidense, quien compartió el Premio Nobel de Fisiología o Medicina de 1988 con George H. Hitchings y Sir James Black por su uso de métodos innovadores de diseño racional de fármacos para el desarrollo de nuevos fármacos, convirtiéndola en una de las

Es increíble el efecto que la música tiene en el cerebro. A subirle el volumen a sus radios!

Mental Health Posts en Español

A nuestros amigo en México, les invitamos a visitar la exposición del cerebro en la UNAM Más información sobre este tema: ¿Qué le hace la música a nuestro cerebro? Música, cerebro y hormonas, una relación muy estrecha Esta gráfica fue creada por Universum, El Museo de las Ciencias. Enlace a la publicación original de Facebook

Is it OK to use Flonase, allergy sprays, saline mist, or Neti pots before I take a COVID-19 rapid test or will it change my results?

Testing and Contact Tracing

Great question from Leah!* The answer: Yes, it is OK! We don’t have evidence that using nose sprays or Neti pots will change your COVID-19 rapid test results! TL; DR: The SARS CoV-2 rapid antigen tests (aka COVID-19 rapid tests) become positive if they find a lot of the protein that that comes from SARS

Dear Pandemic Live Q&A 01-18-23

COVID Variants Infectious Diseases Masks Socializing Staying Safe Testing and Contact Tracing Videos

Those Nerdy Girls deliver a New Year’s message from our CEO Dr. Ashley Ritter and also share advice on staying healthy during the tripledemic, including testing, masking, and more. Hosted by Those Nerdy Girls with: – Ashley Ritter, APRN, PhD:TNG CEO & Founding Member – Chana Davis, PhD: TNG Contributing Writer & Founder at Fueled