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: “The 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 mother’s home country of Ecuador became the epicenter in Latin America. Then family members started coming down with COVID-19. 🤒 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 media–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.”
⭐ 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.
✅ 1. Go ‘Follow’ and/or ‘Like’ the page – https://www.facebook.com/QueridaPandemia
✅ 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