Friendly Neighbor Epidemiologist

Emily Smith
Science and faith through the lens of equity and love-thy-neighbor
Created 22 May 2021
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  • What about boosters?
    17 Sep 2021about 22 hours ago • 4 min read • 4 1
    Subscribe now Share Today, the FDA will meet to discuss boosters. (You can watch the LOOONNGGG meeting here if you want. I will also give an update after the meeting if you don’t have 8ish hours to wa...
  • Vaccinated vs unvaccinated: STRONG evidence and good news
    14 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 15 18
    Subscribe now Share The CDC just published a summary in the MMWR (the flagship publication of the CDC - Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) comparing cases, hospitalizations, and deaths among vax v...
  • Week in Review: September 13, 2021
    13 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 22 2
    Share Subscribe now Can y’all believe it’s the middle of September already? Sometimes, 2021 feels like it’s crawling by and other times it’s flying. September feels like it’s flying to me - perhaps it...
  • To the weary
    10 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 75 19
    There are SO many of you who send messages or comments about just being tired. I think at this point in the pandemic, we all feel that way. But, today I want to write to those of you who have been lov...
  • A thank you!
    09 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 25 12
    Hi everyone, If you’re receiving this email that means you are a paid subscriber to this substack. First of all, I just want to say thank you! I really enjoy the comments and interactions on this plat...
  • 250,000 children tested positive last week
    08 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 17 4
    Subscribe now Share Last week, nearly 250,000 children tested positive for COVID-19 - the biggest weekly surge yet. Let’s break the data down. (All data is from the American Academy of Pediatrics and ...
  • No week in review today
    06 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 32 5
    Hi friends, I won’t be doing a week in review today for a few reasons. The Labor Day holiday will have quite a few reporting delays (be prepared for that data to come in). #packedfootballstadiums #yik...
  • 1 infected teacher spread to 26 others (including 12 kids in her classroom)
    01 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 11 3
    Share Subscribe now To illustrate how transmissible Delta is in unmasked schools (and to highlight why vaccinations among teachers are important), I want to show you data from a school in California r...
  • Ivermectin
    31 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 17 2
    Subscribe now Share Ivermectin is flying off the shelves at feed stores in the south. There’s a lot of whacky mis/dis-information out there stating that Ivermectin “works” against COVID-19. To make ma...
  • Week in Review: August 30, 2021
    30 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 14 3
    Share Subscribe now **All data is from NYT unless otherwise noted.*** It is simply incredibly hard to believe that we are averaging 150,000 new cases a day - again. As you can see below, EVERYTHING we...