@DearPandemic: Meet the women answering burning questions big and small about COVID-19
Should I still be washing all my groceries? What's actually in each type of vaccine? If you need to know, the scientists, clinicians, and scholars of Dear Pandemic have you covered.
When her father-in-law was diagnosed last July with terminal lung cancer, Wisconsin native Terri Watermolen began to plan for the inevitable funeral that would take place during the coronavirus pandemic. Unsure how her family could safely and responsibly mourn a loved one, Watermolen turned to trusted sources of information: the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Dear Pandemic.
“I knew Those Nerdy Girls would help,” she says.
Those Nerdy Girls, as they call themselves, are the women scientists, scholars, and clinicians who have made it their mission to answer people’s burning questions about the pandemic.
Launched on March 10, 2020—a day before the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic—the group of volunteer experts has become