A great resource for our Spanish speaking neighbors

I wanted to let you all know of a fantastic resource. Our gal-pals over at Dear Pandemic have a Spanish language sister site, Querida Pandemia.

The Editor-in-Chief of the Querida Pandemia site is Dr. Sandra Albrecht, a social epidemiologist who focuses on marginalized communities in the US such as immigrants. She is also an excellent science communicator and a strong advocate for Spanish-speaking communities during the pandemic (and, before!). In her own words, she hopes “to continue helping communities and policy-makers make evidence-based decisions around health.”

In an interview (linked below), Dr. Albrecht talked about some of the reasons why this is important to her: โ€œThe pandemic was personal for me. When I was invited to join DP [Dear Pandemic] in March, my family and I were living in the epicenter of the COVID-19 surge in Queens, New York. As this was happening, my motherโ€™s home country of Ecuador became the epicenter in Latin America. Then family members started coming down with COVID-19. ๐Ÿค’ So I shifted gears and began to closely follow all the related research. As the epidemiologist in my family, I was doing science translation on social mediaโ€“in both English and Spanish. When I was invited to join DP, it seemed like a more efficient way to get the information out there to a wider audience.โ€

โญ Web-peeps, will you do the following for me? This work is really important for our Spanish-language communities as some are (and continue to be) the hardest hit during the pandemic.

โœ… 1. Go ‘Follow’ and/or ‘Like’ the page – https://www.facebook.com/QueridaPandemia

โœ… 2. Share this post and/or the Querida Pandemia page with your friends, neighbors, and communities. Dr. Albrecht, thank you for providing this resource!


Interview with Dr. Albrecht


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