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?
SciMoms COVID FAQs: Diagnostic COVID testing
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? Image by Fernando Zhiminaicela from Pixabay What is a COVID-19 test? A COVID-19 test is when a … Continue reading SciMoms COVID FAQs: Diagnostic COVID testing
SciMoms COVID FAQs: Who is at high-risk for COVID-19?
In this series of COVID FAQs, the SciMoms answer your frequently asked questions about the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. For our third FAQ, we focus on high-risk groups for COVID-19. Defining risk: it's not about you Risk is a population-based measure, which means it doesn’t necessarily apply to every individual in that population. Since … Continue reading SciMoms COVID FAQs: Who is at high-risk for COVID-19?
SciMoms COVID FAQs: How does COVID-19 spread?
In this post, SciMoms answer frequently asked questions about how COVID-19 spreads.
SciMoms COVID FAQs: What is COVID-19?
In this FAQ, SciMoms answer questions about the coronavirus pandemic: what is covid-19? what is a virus? how contagious is covid? How is covid different from the flu? and many other questions.
Don’t treat Coronavirus with Bleach or MMS (Miracle Mineral Solution)
The Miracle Mineral Solution, a type of bleach, is promoted as a cure for autism and now for COVID-19, but far from being a cure, it can be a killer.
Coping with Coronavirus
In this post, we list some resources that have been helpful for us and share our own strategies for coping with coronavirus.
Coronavirus Shows We Still Suck At Assessing Risk
I was really looking forward to co-chairing a session at the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting this year. The organizers wisely canceled the meeting due to the one risk on everyone's mind these days: coronavirus. My talk? “Communicating Risk in a (Mis)information-filled World,” in which I explore how errors in risk perception lead to public … Continue reading Coronavirus Shows We Still Suck At Assessing Risk