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COVID questions: First wave of vaccines, indoor ventilation tips

December 22, 2020

How do you find out if you're eligible for the vaccine? And now that it's winter, how can you ventilate your home?

COVID questions: Post-vaccine precautions, ingredients, pregnancy

December 17, 2020

Do I have to distance after getting the vaccine? What's in the vaccine? Is it safe for pregnant women?

COVID questions: Economic recovery, different tests

December 10, 2020

What's the difference between a PCR test and an antigen test? How has the vaccine affected the economic recovery?

COVID questions: Transmission after vaccine, face mask effectiveness

December 3, 2020

Can someone who receives the COVID-19 vaccine still transmit the virus? What are some studies that prove the effectiveness of face masks?

COVID questions: Students returning home, playdates

November 12, 2020

With my adult children returning home from their universities at Thanksgiving, what precautions should I take? Is it OK for my child to have a playdate with someone in their class?

COVID questions: Viral load, the value of life

November 5, 2020

What is a viral load? How does the government weigh the risk of death against economic costs?

COVID questions: Influenza comparison, selling home precautions

October 29, 2020

What's the difference between COVID-19 and influenza? What precautions should I take after potential buyers tour my home?

COVID questions: Disabilities, ventilation systems

October 22, 2020

How is the pandemic affecting people with disabilities? Is there research on testing ventilation systems for COVID?

COVID questions: Mask filters, workplace air quality, flu shot

October 15, 2020

Are masks more effective with filters? How can we best maintain my workplace's indoor air quality? If I recently had COVID can I still get a flu shot?

COVID questions: Home office deductions; flu shot; repurposed drugs

October 8, 2020

Can I deduct home office expenses? Are there known drugs that can be repurposed for COVID-19? Where's the safest place to get a flu shot?

COVID questions: aerosol transmission, small business, managing stress

October 1, 2020

What is aerosol transmission? How has the pandemic affected small businesses? How can I manage stress?

COVID Questions: Cold weather precautions; recovery time; future of work-at-home

September 24, 2020

"These precautions may not feel extra special if you have been doing them all along. But complacency can easily set in after a summer of being outdoors and recent surges are evidence of that," says Associate Professor Ajay Sethi.

COVID questions: gyms, placebos, vaccine proof

September 17, 2020

Is it safe to work out in a public gym? If I'm in a vaccine trial and get the placebo, will I be told so I can get the vaccine? How will people have proof they had the vaccine?

COVID questions: Dog park safety, antibody testing

September 3, 2020

Is it safe to go to dog parks again? What is antibody testing for? Does a positive antibody test mean I don't need to follow distancing requirements?

COVID questions: elevators, staying informed, campus testing

August 27, 2020

Is it safer to take the stairs or the elevator? How do I find the most accurate and latest information about COVID-19? What are my testing options on campus?

COVID questions: Working out, disinfecting mail, neck gaiters

August 20, 2020

Is wearing a neck gaiter worse than no covering at all? Can I safely continue to work out on campus? Should I disinfect groceries and mail?

COVID questions: HVAC spread; indoor swimming; national debt

August 13, 2020

Can COVID-19 spread through a building's HVAC system? Is it safe to swim in an indoor pool? Can people doing work in my house leave the virus for me?

COVID questions: Economic recovery, wedding attendance

August 6, 2020

Are there industries that will never recover from the COVID-19 pandemic? What should you do if you've been invited to a wedding but are nervous about attending?

COVID questions: AC, superspreaders, herd immunity

July 30, 2020

Our experts answer: Can an air conditioning unit spread COVID-19? What is a superspreader? How do we achieve herd immunity?

COVID questions: Choosing a mask, food safety

July 22, 2020

Editor’s note: We will be publishing answers to questions about COVID-19 and the pandemic each week in this COVID questions column. If you have a…