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The United States has one of the highest numbers of daily COVID-19 deaths in the world. There are many underlying causes, like poor healthcare in many populations, the lack of social safety nets, and low pandemic readiness. Perhaps most frustrating of all? The way our government’s partisanization of science has broken our trust in the … Continue reading COVID-19 Science Has Become Partisan. Who Can You Trust?
In this series of COVID FAQs, the SciMoms answer frequently asked questions about the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. In this post, we focus on masks. Do masks slow the spread of COVID-19? Are masks dangerous? Should kids wear masks? What are current mask recommendations in the US? CDC currently recommends that: “people wear cloth face … Continue reading SciMoms COVID FAQs: Do masks slow the spread of COVID-19?
In this series of COVID FAQs, the SciMoms answer frequently asked questions about the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. In this post, we focus on diagnostic testing. What is a COVID-19 test? How accurate are COVID-19 diagnostic tests? Why is testing important? What is a COVID-19 test? A COVID-19 test is when a biological sample, such … Continue reading SciMoms COVID FAQs: Diagnostic COVID testing
by Ranjini (Rini) Ghosh When it comes to safe infant feeding, the “Breast-is-Best” mantra is the standard in hospitals, from prenatal education sessions and through the postpartum hospital stay and beyond. It’s based on guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization that infants be exclusively breastfed (EBF) for the first … Continue reading Safe Infant Feeding: Parents Aren’t Getting The Information They Need