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What is the Difference Between Bird Flu and Covid-19?
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What is the Difference Between Bird Flu and Covid-19?

Bird Flu, also known as Avian Influenza A, has been found to cause viral outbreaks across the globe. Abbreviated as H5N1, this type of virus is the most common cause of flu in birds. It is a very deadly virus in birds but is rarely seen in humans, especially in North America. Risks of transmission are incredibly low, especially in humans, but it is important to understand the best ways to be safe.

Sophie Wei
Sophie Wei27 Jun 2022
Do I Need a Monkeypox Vaccine?
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Do I Need a Monkeypox Vaccine?

The short answer is no; you most likely do not need it. Currently, the only people being offered the monkeypox vaccine are those deemed to be at high risk. This includes those that have come into contact with suspected and confirmed monkeypox cases, such as family and friends, healthcare workers, and scientists confirming cases in laboratories.

Talor Bianchini
Talor Bianchini27 Jun 2022
Mask and Vaccine Mandates in the 50 U.S. States.
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Mask and Vaccine Mandates in the 50 U.S. States.

As of February 17, 2022, only four U.S. states (Hawaii, Illinois, Oregon, and Washington) continue to have indoor mask mandates. Other states have switched to requiring masks only for unvaccinated individuals and in public spaces. The remaining eleven states have not imposed any mask mandates to date. As for a vaccine mandate, 46% of the states require their residents to get vaccinated for COVID-19, while 30% have no active mandate in place.

Girisha Bharadwaj
Girisha Bharadwaj19 Feb 2022
Where To Get a Free Flu Shot in 2021?
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Where To Get a Free Flu Shot in 2021?

You can get your flu vaccine at many places including your doctor’s office, local pharmacy, or an urgent care center. Many locations offer free flu shots; however, you may be charged a fee at some facilities if you do not have insurance.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan20 Sep 2021
Should I Get a COVID-19 Booster Shot?
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Should I Get a COVID-19 Booster Shot?

Yes, you should get a COVID-19 booster shot when you are eligible. At this time, everyone over the age of 12 should get a booster shot, especially people over 65 years old and those who are immunocompromised.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan4 Feb 2022
Best Healthcare Options for Undocumented Immigrants
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Best Healthcare Options for Undocumented Immigrants

Undocumented immigrants are a particularly vulnerable group of people who experience limited access to healthcare coverage. While you may not be eligible for employer-sponsored health insurance or government plans, community health centers, private insurance, and membership-based plans are other options.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan11 Oct 2021
What You Need to Know About H5N1 Avian Influenza aka The Bird Flu
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What You Need to Know About H5N1 Avian Influenza aka The Bird Flu

Since last month, 18 states have reported positive cases of H5N1 bird flu, and Nebraska has canceled auctions and fairs through May 1. The latest strain has not infected any humans yet, but officials remain diligent in monitoring its spread as the virus mutates.

Jacqueline Slobin
Jacqueline Slobin29 Mar 2022
Free Health Clinics in NYC
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Free Health Clinics in NYC

The cost for services at community health clinics depends on your income, your location, services provided, and your insurance coverage. These clinics in NYC are the most affordable

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso15 Sep 2021
How Much Does an HIV Test Cost in 2021?
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How Much Does an HIV Test Cost in 2021?

HIV is a virus that breaks down certain cells in your immune system. The national average cost for an HIV test is $84 and can range between $0 and $200 based on research collected.

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso20 Sep 2021
How Much Does Insulin Cost Without Insurance in 2021?
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How Much Does Insulin Cost Without Insurance in 2021?

Human insulin ranges in cost between $25-$100 per vial. Insulin analogs mimic the effect of insulin in our bodies but are not chemically identical to human insulin; these drugs are often more expensive, ranging anywhere between $174-$300.

Spencer Lee
Spencer Lee1 Apr 2022
Already Had COVID-19? You may only need one dose of the vaccine
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Already Had COVID-19? You may only need one dose of the vaccine

One study suggests that one COVID-19 dose may suffice in individuals who have already had COVID-19.

Spencer Lee
Spencer Lee23 Mar 2021
Should I Wear Two Face Masks?
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Should I Wear Two Face Masks?

Wearing two face masks depends on what mask you're wearing. Wearing two face masks could be a great option as an extra layer of protection.

Spencer Lee
Spencer Lee23 Mar 2021