Latest Blog Posts
There has been a letter circulating written by Dr. Frank Shallenberger emphasizing the uncertainty and alleged danger of the COVID vaccine. However, much of the information is either blatantly false or taken out of context. Dr. Sana Zekri, MD provides a point-by-point response to the claims in the letter.
What is mRNA? And why are we putting it in vaccines? And will it turn me into a GMO? This post tackles all these questions, and introduces the very first You Can Know Things video!
How do we know if a new vaccine is safe? This post tackles the question of vaccines safety: how do we monitor for side effects, and what happens if a new side effect is detected after a vaccine is already approved.
Thankfully COVID infections are generally mild in children, but for some kids, a weird, very severe disease develops AFTER the infection resolves. This post tackles the mystery of MIS-C, the elusive post-COVID inflammatory disease that has been impacting kids.
What exactly is an MD-PhD program, and why am I still a student? This post explains what MD-PhD training is, and how to know if it might be a good career path for you.
I’m a PhD in Genetics / MD-PhD student who likes to help people understand science. I saw a lot of people getting unnecessarily confused by inaccurate claims flying around, and I started this blog to help clarify some of those things.
Latest Data Updates
#COVID deaths in the US hit a record high yesterday, surpassing 2700 deaths in a single day. While this may be impacted by delayed reporting over the holiday weekend, the seven day average of daily deaths (shown below) continues to climb as well. #WearAMask pic.twitter.com/nkGQ9kyRF7— Kristen Panthagani, PhD (@kmpanthagani) December 3, 2020