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Those Nerdy Girls @Dear Pandemic explore how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing our lives through conversations with experts from art to zoology. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dearpandemic/support

I Have Questions. Malia Jones

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Those Nerdy Girls @Dear Pandemic explore how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing our lives through conversations with experts from art to zoology. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dearpandemic/support

    Wearing masks outside, candy chutes for trick or treat, are tents outdoors or indoors, update on treatments and more

    Wearing masks outside, candy chutes for trick or treat, are tents outdoors or indoors, update on treatments and more

    In this week's Dear Pandemic Q&A, Drs. Lindsey Leininger and Malia Jones tackle reader questions including whether (and when) we need to wear masks outdoors, how to trick-or-treat safely, an update on treatments and more. We debuted our new segment, lightning round! Show links: 

    Our website, where you can search past posts and submit new questions: www.dearpandemic.org

    FDA expands approved uses of Remdesevir: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-first-treatment-covid-19

    Remdesevir approval/Solidarity trial: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/15/health/coronavirus-remdesivir-who.html

    Dear Pandemic PEP post: https://www.facebook.com/dearpandemic/posts/190480185913970

    Malia's Slate article on safe trick-or-treating: https://slate.com/technology/2020/09/halloween-masks-covid-safety-trick-or-treating.html


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    • 24 min
    Giving blood, poll workers, reinfection, superspreading in schools, and wrapping our heads around risk (still)

    Giving blood, poll workers, reinfection, superspreading in schools, and wrapping our heads around risk (still)

    In this week's live Q&A, Dr. Lindsey Leininger and Dr. Malia Jones of Dear Pandemic tackle reader questions on working the polls, reinfection, superspreading in schools, the psychology of risk, and whether it's safe to donate blood (yes it is!). 


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    • 28 min
    Dr. Michael Lens on housing policy, crowding, the eviction crisis, racialized history, and public policy

    Dr. Michael Lens on housing policy, crowding, the eviction crisis, racialized history, and public policy

    With a national eviction crisis looming on the horizon, we thought it was worth revisiting our June 19, 2020 conversation with Dr. Michael Lens of UCLA's Luskin School of Public Policy about housing, public policy, evictions, crowding, population density, and the history of racism in housing policy--all as related to the pandemic. 

    Further reading recommended by Dr. Lens: 

    The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein & 

    The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates in The Atlantic




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    • 20 min
    Homecoming, hair salons, corn mazes, hugging, funerals, and exactly what ARE we supposed to do when we live with someone who is quarantined?

    Homecoming, hair salons, corn mazes, hugging, funerals, and exactly what ARE we supposed to do when we live with someone who is quarantined?

    Drs. Amanda Simanek of UW-Milwaukee and Malia Jones of UW-Madison take follower questions on this weekly Q&A! We tackle topics including hair salons, funerals, voting, homecoming, bonfires, hugging, and figuring out what do to when someone you live with has been notified that they've been exposed. 


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    • 34 min
    Dr. Ajay Sethi on conspiracies, biases, 5G, pod people and COVID-19.

    Dr. Ajay Sethi on conspiracies, biases, 5G, pod people and COVID-19.

    Public Health Conspiracies: Who believes them? Where do they come from? Why do they spread so quickly? Dr. Malia Jones interviews Dr. Ajay Sethi of the UW-Madison School of Public Health and Medicine. Recorded on August 19th, 2020. 


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    • 26 min
    When we can stop worrying about Biden, fomites, kids, and etiquette

    When we can stop worrying about Biden, fomites, kids, and etiquette

    In this episode, Drs. Malia Jones and Lindsey Leininger open up the question box from www.dearpandemic.org and answer follower questions on topics ranging from etiquette for communicating about your pod to the presidential debate.


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    • 24 min

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