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Friday, September 24, 2021
It's happening more and more — you'll have to show proof of vaccination to enter an event or to travel. There's that flimsy paper card. And then there's the digital realm. What's the best option?
Friday, September 03, 2021
Here are questions to ask yourself — and databases to check — before making the decision to take off as the highly contagious coronavirus variant continues spreading.
Friday, August 27, 2021
It was drummed into our brains: Stay 6 feet from others! Limit close contact to 15 minutes. With the highly contagious delta variant, do we need to rethink those numbers?
Friday, August 06, 2021
People are doing it. They're telling lies to get shots that have not been authorized. What are the medical, practical and ethical implications?
Monday, July 26, 2021
The CDC has reversed its position that vaccinated people no longer need masks and recommends masking up again in certain settings. Does that mean grocery stores? What about roller coasters?
Friday, July 09, 2021
The updated guidance promotes vaccination for those old enough and says vaccinated children may not need masks. What about kids too young for vaccines? And as summer begins, what about vacation risks?
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
A World Health Organization representative just advised wearing masks after vaccination. The CDC has a different perspective. We asked public health specialists to weigh in.
Friday, June 25, 2021
Here's what we know about the effectiveness of vaccines for variants of concerns, notably the delta variant, first identified in India and now responsible for more than 20% of new U.S. cases.
Friday, May 21, 2021
While natural infection does seem to provide some immunity, studies suggest that it is short term. Vaccination, on the other hand, provides more robust immunity.
Friday, April 30, 2021
Some folks are taking their first vaccine dose in a two-dose regimen, then deciding to skip the second one altogether. Or maybe to delay it longer than suggested. Is this a bad idea?
Friday, April 16, 2021
No vaccine is 100% effective. Though so-called "breakthrough" COVID cases are rare, the virus is circulating widely. What's a vaccinated person to do? And ... not do?
Friday, April 02, 2021
We ponder your pandemic questions. This week's topics: vaccine cards (including whether to laminate or not), group singing sessions and CBD products.
Friday, March 26, 2021
Airports are getting busier, but the CDC hasn't issued new guidelines for vaccinated folks. What's a wannabe traveler to do? And is it OK to get a vaccine if you just got tattooed? Or have no spleen?
Friday, March 12, 2021
People who've had dose 1 are wondering ... can I have a few drinks before dose 2 or will that muck things up? Also: Do you really understand the concept of "vaccine efficacy"? It's complicated!
Saturday, March 06, 2021
The term "hair loss" has been googled a lot during this pandemic. What's going on?
Friday, February 26, 2021
Double masking earns praise as a way to keep safe from more contagious variants. Are there other mask hacks? And vaccines are prompting some queries.
Friday, February 19, 2021
Are there issues with having a mammogram right after a vaccine? Is there a list of vaccine ingredients — some people say they're scary. Also: My pooch loves to sniff discarded masks. Should I worry?
Friday, February 12, 2021
Readers are asking about vaccine protocols, the safest way to take off a mask, whether it's risky to engage in therapeutic cuddling sessions with goats.
Friday, February 05, 2021
There are those among us who are needle-phobic. So what's the verdict on the vaccine? And are there any techniques for easing any potential pain?
Friday, January 15, 2021
Our correspondent took a flight Sunday and saw a number of concerning things in airports and on planes. So many questions were raised. We went in search of answers.