The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has updated the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for beneficiaries paroled into the United States under Uniting for Ukraine. Effective immediately, all beneficiaries aged 6 months and older must have an attestation submitted attesting that they received COVID-19 vaccinations both before traveling to the United States and after arrival in the […]
By Linda Nwoke On July 21, 2022, the U.S. President announced that he tested positive for COVID-19, exhibiting mild symptoms like fatigue, a slightly runny nose, and occasional dry cough, as explained by the President’s physician. Many people are in such a situation, despite receiving the COVID 19 vaccination. They might contract COVID 19 but […]
By Linda Nwoke, Journal Exclusive It’s the height of summer. Schools are out, and summer camps are in full swing. New Yorkers are traveling and exploring different sites in the city, generally enjoying life; for some alone, with family, and some with their kids. For parents, the arrival of summer break poses an emotional challenge, […]
Sept 28, 2020 Outdoor dining after the lockdown from Covid-19, dining next to the bike lane can be dangerous at Columbus Avenue, Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York City, USA. (Shutterstock) By Eric Feldman, NY1 COVID-19 cases are rising in New York City and city leaders are taking notice. The city’s Department of Health tweeted […]
Governor Hochul Announces the Launch of a New COVID-19 Treatment Hotline by the State Department of Health in Partnership With NYC Health + Hospitals
888-TREAT-NY Hotline Utilizes NYC Health + Hospitals' Virtual ExpressCare Platform; Proven Treatment Options Available to Effectively Treat COVID-19; Statewide Hotline Will Help Reduce Barriers to COVID-19 Treatment for all Communities.
New York, NY – July 5, 2022: Governor Kathy Hochul poses with signed bills to strengthen New York’s commitment to clean energy at Newlab Headquarters. (Shutterstock) Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the launch of a new free Hotline for those who test positive for COVID-19, but don’t have a health care provider, as part of […]
By Jane Caffrey, NBC New York When the COVID-19 pandemic first started, there were so many unanswered questions. Now more than two years in, there are still a lot of mysteries surrounding the ever-evolving virus. The newest subvariant, BA.5, is more contagious than ever. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is the […]
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 […]