COVID Explained: A Newsletter

COVID Explained
Created 22 May 2020
  • COVID Explained is joining the Covid Act Now team
    29 Jan 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    A lot has happened since our last issue: vaccinations have been distributed, variants have spread, schools have reopened, some areas have tightened restrictions, some areas have relaxed restrictions—a...
  • Can a vaccinated person spread Sars-CoV-2?
    18 Dec 2020 • 1 min read • 2 1
    We’ve heard a lot of good news regarding vaccines lately: it seems that we have at least two vaccines, and potentially more on the way, that might lead us towards the end of this pandemic. Both Pfizer...
  • Vaccines! Updates on vaccines!
    04 Dec 2020 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Lots going on so we’ll get right into it! Dear COVIDExplained: I’m curious what you make of the reporting around long-term effects? I understand the CDC is just beginning to study this, but how does t...
  • How to Deal With People Who Ignore Covid Safety
    20 Nov 2020 • 3 min read • 3 0
    Covid-19 cases are up around the country, even in places that had low rates over the summer. In response, many states have increased restrictions and emphasized the need to prevent transmission. Peopl...
  • We’re back!
    14 Nov 2020 • 2 min read • 2 0
    We hope everyone’s doing well after a very tumultuous few weeks. Hope you didn’t miss us too much during our little hiatus. We’re back with a re-vamped version of the newsletter — as cases are surge o...
  • Will COVID mutations affect vaccines?
    30 Oct 2020 • 4 min read • 1 0
    This week, we asked our experts, Susan and Lindsey, to weigh in on concerns that COVID-19 mutations might derail plans for a vaccine. Their conversation is given below and it’s an excellent look at no...
  • Flu vs. COVID
    27 Oct 2020 • 3 min read • 1 0
    As the weather gets colder, you may find that you or a loved one starts to sneezing or feeling feverish or tired. In a normal year, this might be cause for some concern and would maybe warrant some ov...
  • Making holiday plans? Read this first
    23 Oct 2020 • 3 min read • 1 0
    You’ve read the title. And by now, you know the drill: we don’t tend to offer rules dictating what you absolutely should or should not do, or advice that gets at the nitty-gritty details of any one sp...
  • Voting in a pandemic
    20 Oct 2020 • 2 min read
    The election is upon us and, like many things this year, it’s going to look very different in light of the ongoing pandemic. But as big believers in civic engagement, we here at COVID Explained though...
  • Schools Aren’t Super-Spreaders
    16 Oct 2020 • 3 min read • 1 1
    In early August, the first kids in America went back to school during the pandemic. Many of these openings happened in areas where cases were high or growing: in Georgia, Indiana, Florida. Parents, te...
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