By Gitanjali Poonia, Deseret News Omicron variants are driving new infections across the world, proving to evade antibodies. Why it matters: Preliminary research from the University of Tokyo suggests that the alpha and delta strains produced more severe illnesses compared to omicron, which creates cold or allergy-like symptoms, per The Independent. But this research reveals […]
NYC Health + Hospitals and New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Host New York City’s First Long COVID Symposium to Coordinate Patient Care With Local Providers and Community Organizations
Over 400 city-based clinicians and health and social service providers attended the symposium to coordinate and improve care for New Yorkers living with Long COVID.
(New York – June 16, 2022) – On June 8, New York City’s healthcare leadership from across City Hall, NYC Health + Hospitals and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene held the City’s first Long COVID symposium. The event focused on care coordination for New Yorkers with Long COVID as they navigate the […]
Why haven’t Covid mask mandates made much difference?
By David Leonhardt, NY Times Covid cases and hospitalizations are rising again in the U.S., and deaths are starting to rise, too. In response, many people are understandably asking what the country can do to minimize the virus’s toll in the weeks ahead. So far, a lot of discussion has focused on mask mandates. Schools […]
By Linda Nwoke Did you know that over 30 million lawsuits are filed each year in the United States, in state and federal trial courts? Moreso, more than $1.5 billion is spent in state courts to process over 14 million civil cases. Yet, the courts remain overburdened with civil lawsuits. Consequently, the courts encourage ‘out […]
By Kara Grant, WebMD The FDA expanded an emergency use authorization (EUA), allowing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot for children ages 5 to 11 who are at least 5 months out from their first vaccine series. According to the most recent data from the CDC, 28.6% of children in this age group have received both initial doses […]
A year after the fanfare, we need to do better by our nurses
By Eveth Green Vice President of Nursing, AdvantageCare Physicians Being a nurse is a calling and we love what we do. However, the work is challenging, especially now as we are still in the throes of COVID after nearly two years. Coming out of years of pandemic hardship, New York spent the bulk of 2021 […]
New York, NY USA – April 21, 2022: New York City, Street Pop Up PCR and Antigen Covid-19 Tent During Coronavirus Pandemic in Manhattan. (Shutterstock) By Alexander Nazaryan, Yahoo News WASHINGTON — States with low coronavirus vaccine booster rates could see COVID-19 deaths rise as strains of the Omicron variant spread across the U.S., White […]
By Dr. Ashwin Vasan Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, New Yorkers have stepped up time and time again to protect each other. Today, over 6 million New Yorkers are fully vaccinated, over 3 million are boosted, and we have more tools than ever before to take on the virus. As the City’s doctor, I want to […]
By: Jenny Manrique The medical community is celebrating drug maker Moderna’s recent announcement that it is seeking FDA approval for its Covid-19 vaccination for younger kids, though experts add they are “anxiously” awaiting further data on its efficacy and safety. “We have seen that our youngest of the patients are getting sick and hospitalized with […]
Experts are Preparing for the ‘Next Normal’ in the COVID-19 Pandemic—Here’s What That Might Look Like
Does the recent CDC announcement that more than 70% of Americans can stop wearing masks mean the pandemic is winding down? Not exactly.
By Alyssa Hui, Health (March 07, 2022) – An end to the COVID-19 pandemic might finally be in sight for Americans after living nearly two years with the virus. As COVID-19 cases drop in the U.S., many parts of the country are relaxing their restrictions and mitigations. Major cities like New York and Washington DC […]