Omicron Makes Booster Shots More Critical for Medically Vulnerable Seniors

Omicron Makes Booster Shots More Critical for Medically Vulnerable Seniors

By Laurie Archbald-Pannone, The Conversation People are understandably worn out, tired of thinking about COVID-19 and wanting to get back to a true normal. This so-called “pandemic fatigue” is real. But it’s also contributing to lapses in COVID-19 precautions and to more people getting infected with the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2. It is become starkly […]

What to Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

What to Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

By Dr. Dave A. Chokshi Recently, important updates about the COVID-19 vaccine were announced—that certain people are now eligible for a “booster” dose. Since the beginning of COVID-19, our scientific understanding of the virus has constantly evolved, and many New Yorkers understandably have questions about this new development. I would like to provide the “who, […]

Why So Many Unions Oppose Vaccine Mandates – Even When They Actually Support Them

Why So Many Unions Oppose Vaccine Mandates – Even When They Actually Support Them

By Jeffrey Hirsch, The Conversation From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, labor unions have been among the strongest advocates for workplace safety measures. So it came as a surprise to many that some unions have resisted the imposition of vaccine mandates, ranging in sentiment from cautious to outright hostile. Their reactions can seem confusing […]

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 […]