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Coronavirus FAQ: Is There An App That'll Prove I'm Vaccinated, Or Is Paper The Best?

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?


Coronavirus FAQ: What's The Advice About Traveling In The Delta Variant Era?

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.


Coronavirus FAQ: How Do The Rules of 6 Feet And 15 Minutes Apply To The Delta Variant?

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?


Coronavirus FAQ: Is It Ethical To Lie To Get A Booster Or A Shot For An Under-12 Kid?

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?


CDC Tells The Vaccinated To Mask Up In Some Settings. Our Questionnaire Can Guide You

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?


CDC Updates Guidelines To Protect Kids From COVID In School. Plus: Vacation Tips

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?


Coronavirus FAQ: I'm Vaccinated And Confused. Do I Need To Mask Up Or Not?

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.


Coronavirus FAQ: I've Been Vaccinated. Do I Need To Worry About Variants?

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.


Coronavirus FAQ: I Had COVID. Should I Get The Vaccine?

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.


Coronavirus FAQ: Is It A Big Deal If I Skip Or Delay 2nd Dose Of My COVID Vaccine?

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?


Coronavirus FAQ: You're Vaccinated. Cool! Now About Those 'Breakthrough' Infections...

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?


Coronavirus FAQs: What Should I Do With My Vaccine Card? Is Choir Practice OK Now?

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.


Coronavirus FAQ: To Travel Or Not To Travel? Plus, Tattoos And Vaccines Can Mix

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?


Coronavirus FAQs: Can I Drink Between Vaccine Doses? What Is 'Vaccine Efficacy'?

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!


Coronavirus FAQ: Does It Make Your Hair Fall Out?

Saturday, March 06, 2021

The term "hair loss" has been googled a lot during this pandemic. What's going on?


Coronavirus FAQs: What Are Mask Braces? What If I Get COVID After 1 Vaccine Dose?

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.


Coronavirus FAQs: Mammograms, Vaccine Ingredients ... And Dogs Who Sniff Masks

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?


Coronavirus FAQs: If I Have No Post-Vaccine Pain, Is It Working? Plus: Goat Dilemma!

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.


Coronavirus FAQ: I'm Afraid Of Needles. Does The COVID-19 Vaccine Hurt?

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?


Coronavirus FAQ: Do Airplane Passengers Not Know There's A Pandemic Going On?

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.