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Safety Lasagna

First, for those reading this on the West Coast, I hope you and your families are as safe as possible. Many of you have written to ask about evidence on wildfire smoke, and I hope to be able to write a bit on this early next week. Today, I wanted ...
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National COVID-19 School Response Dashboard

Yeah, I couldn't stay away from schools. Sorry!
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Babies, Germs, COVID, Flying, etc

In the pandemic, when people ask how we are, Jesse has taken to telling them it’s a range from Adequate-Minus to Adequate-Plus. I hope you are all Adequate-Plus. I took a labor day break this week and spent some quality family time before we are b...
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Sunscreen: Is it Safe?

Sorry this post is like three months too late
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Wildfires, Pregnancy & Kids

Reflections I’m writing this on Saturday and reflecting on the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. There is much to say and think, but what I keep coming back to is the gratitude for how much she sacrificed for the broader good, right up to the end. And...
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We Have Denominators!

COVID-19 School Response Dashboard
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Updates & A Question Answered

Dashboard! Have you visited the school dashboard yet? The sample is growing (696 schools, 125,000 in person students as of this email), and we’ll add a second round of data collection this week. I won’t be writing as much about this here, but ther...
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Tounge Tie

Plus updating the last question around babies.
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Question Time! COVID Testing

There’s a lot going on. It can be hard to know the right thing to say or do or think. I do hope your weekend provided at least some respite from “doom-scrolling”. Today, a question about testing which I had planned even before it seemed so topical.
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Breastmilk Freezing, and Also Rage

Rage & Frustration… Someone wrote to me this week and asked, “Don’t you ever get just so angry at everything that is going on?” This really resonated, because YES. Monday was especially bad. The biggest source of frustration for me in all of this ...
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Safety Turducken

(It's a great title. Just admit it).
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New Research (not by me!) on Kids, Babies, Day Care & Schools

Hello! Thanks for all your nice words on the Turducken discussion. I hope it was helpful. It was a nice pick me up this last week when I also spent a lot of time being pilloried for saying that more school should open (in case you missed it, here’...
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Follow Ups and Microplastics

First of all, I am so sorry that many of you read what I intended as funny sarcasm at the top of the last post as serious. I do not think suffering makes you a better parent! I feel terrible that people came away thinking that I think unmedicated ...
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