Allison Weinmann

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Another Reason To Get Vaccinated? To Stop Variants From Developing

: The longer people stay unvaccinated, the more likely it is that a COVID-19 variant will form that is resistant to our current vaccines. An expert expl...

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Messenger RNA Is A Game-Changer For Vaccines. Here's Why

: The new COVID-19 vaccines are exciting in more ways than one. Here, an infectious disease specialist shares what they mean for the future of vaccines.

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Making The Most Of Holiday Traditions During A Pandemic

: Holidays will, and should, look a lot different than other years. Fortunately, there are ways to safely spread holiday cheer without spreading the vir...

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Small Gatherings Are Causing COVID-19 Spikes. Here's What To Know

: Letting your guard down is risky when it comes to COVID-19 transmission--even when you're just hanging with friends. Here's how to protect yourself an...

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What Activities Are Safe To Do This Summer?

: COVID-19 cases are still surging around the country. Here's how you can have a cautious yet enjoyable summer. 

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Do You Need A Vaccine Booster?

: How to determine if you need a vaccination booster, even as an adult, and why previously eradicated diseases are on the rise.


Is Double-Dipping Really Dangerous?

: It's a social no-no for good reason. Double-dipping may pose health risks for those next in the dipping line. Learn more from an infectious diseases e...

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Be Smart About Antibiotic Use

: Antibiotics are not effective against viral infections like the cold, flu and upper respiratory infections. In fact, taking them for a virus can cause...

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