Your Local Epidemiologist

Your Local Epidemiologist
Providing a direct line of science to you
Created 08 Feb 2021
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  • FDA Meetings: Cliff notes for the Moderna booster, J&J booster, and mixing
    15 Oct 2021about 20 hours ago • 6 min read • 42 1
    On Tuesday night I’m thrilled to join the President of the American Academy of Pediatrics to discuss COVID19 vaccine for young kids. This event is free and hosted by Scary Mommy. This event typically ...
  • Mixing vaccines: The study we've all been waiting for
    13 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 86 18
    Up until now, we had two big unanswered questions regarding COVID19 vaccines in the United States: Can we safely mix vaccines? For example, if you had an original Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine can...
  • Mu vs. Delta. Does it call for a Delta booster?
    12 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 54 14
    Thanks to all 57,262 (!!) of you that have already completed the “Who are you?” survey. I know there were a few times we broke Google because of high traffic. So, if you are one of those people who co...
  • Who are you?
    10 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 73 5
    I started YLE in March 2020 and have been writing in my spare time nonstop for 19 months. What started off as an email to faculty/students/staff, morphed into a Facebook page, which morphed into a new...
  • A sober COVID19 statistic: 140,000 children without their caregiver
    09 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 75 14
    Most COVID19 deaths occur among adults, so a lot of attention has been focused on mitigating risks for them. However, that doesn’t mean kids won’t be impacted for years to come. Undue burden has been ...
  • Go get your flu shot. Especially this year.
    08 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 50 7
    Flu (i.e. influenza) season is right around the corner. According to the CDC, only one state (Wyoming) has moderate influenza spread while the rest of the United States has minimal spread. While influ...
  • Why do we have waves? And was this the final one?
    05 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 85 21
    Subscribe now For the first time since mid-summer, all indicators (test positivity rate, cases, hospitalizations, deaths) in the United States are decreasing. A welcome ending to this Delta wave. And ...
  • Where are the antivirals?
    01 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 62 3
    Today, Merck announced that it’s submitting an FDA application for a new antiviral that can be used against COVID19: molnupiravir. If approved, high risk people would take four capsules twice a day fo...
  • State of Affairs: Sept 29, 2021
    29 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 58 16
    Subscribe now We’re starting to get some great news in the States. Cases have decreased 33% in the past 14 days, which is welcomed progress. We need all the help we can get before Winter, as coronavir...
  • Mask requirements in school work!
    27 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 77 9
    Subscribe now Impressively, we’re already getting peer reviewed studies assessing the effectiveness of mask requirements for the Fall 2021 school year. Last week, three rigorous were released… Impact ...
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