Dear Readers: Wow — there are some wild myths out there about the COVID-19 vaccine! Three of the most absurd? The vaccine causes infertility. (NO.) When you get the vaccine, you're implanted with a tracking device. (What??) And the vaccine will alter your DNA. (It absolutely will not.)
None of these is true. Talk to your doctor, nurse or other trusted medical expert about the COVID-19 vaccine. Don't let fear take hold of you; just find out the truth. — Heloise
P.S. Experts are saying wearing two cloth masks can be more beneficial than wearing one. It's an extra layer of filtration. But it stops there. Three masks can inhibit breathing.
Dear Heloise: A "pass sentence" might be more secure than a password. How about "eyel0v3knewYork"? I take a common phrase and skew it into a sentence complete with numbers standing in for letters.
It's harder to crack! — Henry T. in Pennsylvania
Dear Heloise: There's a new telephone scam going around. A person will receive a call from someone stating they are with the sheriff's department and there is a warrant for the person's arrest. The only way to get the warrant dropped is to purchase gift cards from big box retailers, and then submit them to the caller. Please advise your readers to watch out for this type of phone call.
Never give gift cards to someone who intimidates you on the phone, and certainly NEVER wire money to someone you don't know.
Hang up and report the call. — Robert T. in Virginia
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