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56: The COVID-19 Pandemic: What About Our Kids? - The PedsDocTalk Podcast

It is the year anniversary of this pandemic being declared by the WHO. We have seen many lives lost, many families impacted, and are always being required to stay flexible with changing guidance, research, and data.When it comes to kids, many pare...

The COVID-19 Pandemic: What About Our Kids?

I invited Jessica Malaty Rivera (@jessicamalatyrivera on Instagram), who is an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist,  Science Communication Lead at The COVID Tracking Project, and mother.

We discuss the pandemic as it stands and what it means for our children and some of the following:

  • What does Jessica do as an infectious disease epidemiologist?
  • When do we foresee kids receiving the vaccines?
  • Is there a chance kids won’t need the vaccine?
  • Why is it important to test the vaccine in children?
  • Why is a vaccine important for kids even if they are not as affected by severe disease?
  • What has been the hardest part of being on social media and spreading evidence-based information during this pandemic?
  • How to most recent CDC guidelines (From March 8th) regarding vaccinated adults impacts those with children.

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