Latest Blog Posts
Exciting COVID update, that is actually good news! The CDC released some new recommendations about COVID, including what to do when a vaccinated person has a potential COVID exposure. Also a new study came out about the potential for transmission after vaccination! Learn about both in today’s post.
This post tackles the root of many conspiracy theories: the unfalsifiable hypothesis. Learn what unfalsifiable hypotheses are and how they can trap people into believing conspiracy theories.
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.
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