In this series of COVID FAQs, the SciMoms answer your frequently asked questions about the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. In this FAQ, we focus on COVID variants, including the Delta and Omicron variants. As we learn about each new variant, we can draw on what we already know about viruses, variants, and immunity to … Continue reading SciMoms COVID FAQ: What you need to know about COVID variants
This piece has been updated. A few years ago, the SciMoms received an email asking us about a 2017 video from Vox that states “what you eat matters: 24% of greenhouse gas emissions can be attributed to simple dietary choices, or about 2 times as much as all the cars on the planet combined.” We … Continue reading Ask SciMoms: What Does Meat Have To Do With Climate Change?
In this post, SciMoms asked mom and ICU nurse, Renee Chavez, about her experience in the Pfizer kids COVID vaccine trials for kids under 12. Renee has been an ICU (intensive care unit) nurse for 12 years. She worked for 6 years in the adult ICU and 6 years in the pediatric CVICU (Cardiovascular Intensive … Continue reading Here’s why I enrolled my children in the kids COVID vaccine trials
In this post, the SciMoms answer FAQs about COVID vaccines, their efficacy, and whether they will be safe.
In this series of COVID FAQs, the SciMoms answer your frequently asked questions about the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. In this section, we focus on COVID-19 immunity and herd immunity.
Image credit: Наркологическая Клиника 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 … Continue reading COVID-19 Science Has Become Partisan. Who Can You Trust?
Visual: Pixabay user stevepb If you’ve had a baby in the last few years, you may have been confused about when, exactly, to introduce common allergenic foods, like peanuts, cow’s milk, eggs, and shellfish. You may have heard that delaying these foods beyond one year of age can help prevent food allergies. The American Academy … Continue reading Reducing the Risk of Food Allergies, Starting With Baby’s First Foods
We often hear that “We’re sicker than we’ve ever been before”. But is this true? This article looks at whether there are more cases of cancer.
Many parents are wary of vaccines due to understandable concerns about our healthcare. However, these concerns should not give parents a blank check to avoid vaccinating. This post explores why.
"GMOs" have become a stand-in for some very real concerns, but fear, anger, and distrust over "GMOs" distract us from these deeper questions.