How Science Writers organizers planned the in-person conference’s COVID-19 safety measures

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote that the Science Writers conference—which I attended in-person—had great COVID-19 safety policies, better than other events I’ve gone to this year. To learn more about how this event’s organizers planned the conference and communicated policies to attendees, I talked to Tinsley Davis, executive director of the National Association of Science Writers.

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COVID source shout-out: New York wastewater dashboard

I look at a lot of wastewater surveillance dashboards these days—sometimes reporting on this type of COVID-19 data, sometimes trying to gauge my own risk level. The New York State Wastewater Surveillance Network’s dashboard is one of my favorites, both because I like how it’s setup and because of location bias (i.e. I live in New York).

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COVID source shout-out: Millions Missing protest

Tomorrow afternoon, patient-advocates living with Long COVID and other chronic diseases will be at the White House demanding that the federal government act urgently to address these conditions. The protest’s demands include nationwide education on ME/CFS and Long COVID, education specifically for doctors in diagnosing these conditions, funding for research and potential treatments, and economic support for patients.

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