What to Know About the Delta Variant

What to Know About the Delta Variant

By Dr. Dave A. Chokshi  From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our knowledge about the virus has constantly evolved, and we are now confronting a new challenge. Over the past several months, we have seen a rise in COVID-19 infections as a result of the delta variant, a new strain of the original virus […]

A New Coronavirus Strain Detected in South Africa Shares Key Similarities With the Most Concerning Variants, Including Delta

A New Coronavirus Strain Detected in South Africa Shares Key Similarities With the Most Concerning Variants, Including Delta

By Aria Bendix, Insider Every now and then, a coronavirus variant comes along that makes scientists do a double-take. This month, that variant is C.1.2, which was first detected in South Africa in May. The variant carries “concerning constellations of mutations” that could make it highly transmissible or resistant to the body’s immune defenses – […]

Make the Unvaccinated Pay Out for Their Deadly Decisions

Make the Unvaccinated Pay Out for Their Deadly Decisions

By John Banzhaf III, CNN (CNN) – It’s time to stop forcing the vaccinated majority of Americans to accommodate those who refuse to take this simple step — especially now that at least one Covid-19 vaccine has been fully approved. The surge in infections caused by the coronavirus’ highly contagious Delta variant has made it […]

Immunocompromised People Make up Nearly Half of Covid-19 Breakthrough Hospitalizations – an Extra Vaccine Dose May Help

Immunocompromised People Make up Nearly Half of Covid-19 Breakthrough Hospitalizations – an Extra Vaccine Dose May Help

By Jonathan Golob, The Conversation The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially recommended on Aug. 12 and Aug. 13, 2021, respectively, that people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised receive a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. One reason for this recommendation is high hospitalization rates among immunocompromised […]

CONSUMER ALERT: Attorney General James Issues Consumer Alert to Protect New Yorkers From Dangerous, Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Cards

CONSUMER ALERT: Attorney General James Issues Consumer Alert to Protect New Yorkers From Dangerous, Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Cards

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today issued an alert to protect New Yorkers from the dangers of fake coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination cards. The sale or distribution of blank or fraudulently-completed vaccination cards to individuals who have not actually received a vaccine poses a serious threat to the health of […]

What If Vaccines Don’t Really Stop the Virus From Spreading?

What If Vaccines Don’t Really Stop the Virus From Spreading?

By Justin Miller and David Wallace-Wells, NY Mag America entered its second pandemic summer full of optimism. Vaccination numbers were strong, and new cases of the coronavirus were plummeting. In May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the fully vaccinated could be free of their masks and the fear of contracting a […]

How Contagious Is the Delta Variant?

How Contagious Is the Delta Variant?

By Sumathi Reddy, The Wall Street Journal The Delta variant of the virus that causes Covid-19 is often described as highly transmissible. So, what does that actually mean? Scientists studying Covid-19 say that Delta’s increased contagiousness means we need to update our thinking about exposure risks. Because people infected with Delta carry higher levels of […]

Recovery for All of Us: Mayor De Blasio Announces City Workforce Health Care Mandate

Beginning September 13th, City will require proof of vaccination or weekly COVID-19 tests for all city workers. City also makes official call to private sector to enact vaccine and test mandates at all offices, workplaces, and facilities.

Recovery for All of Us: Mayor De Blasio Announces City Workforce Health Care Mandate

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner (DOHMH) Dr. Dave A. Chokshi and NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H) President and CEO Dr. Mitchell Katz today announced a new health care mandate requiring all city workers to provide one-time proof of vaccination or weekly COVID-19 tests beginning September 13th. In advance […]