Dr. Mieka Smart

Due to COVID-19, “contact tracing” has been added to our vocabulary. Most people are wondering: what is it and how should we comply? Not everyone understands it is essential to stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus. Dr. Mieka Smart, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Division of Public Health in the College of Human Medicine, answers questions about contact tracing. 

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Q&A

As COVID-19 testing becomes more available, questions rise. Which test should I get? Why are states reopening without requiring mass public testing? Can I get tested if I don’t have the more common signs of symptoms? Dr. Debra Furr-Holden, associate dean for public health integration and C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health in the College of Human Medicine, answers questions about the different COVID-19 tests. 

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Covid-19 Information illustration

It's important to be prepared for the vaccine process. "Testing is critical to slowing the spread of coronavirus and early identification of cases, so appropriate precautions can be taken," Dr. Debra Furr-Holden, C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health at MSU tells Bustle.

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Vaccine question

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician and public health advocate, answers questions about the vaccine, allergies, and when kids might be able to get the vaccine for The Conversation.

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