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COVID-19 Vaccine Update: When will a COVID-19 vaccine be available?
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COVID-19 Vaccine Update: When will a COVID-19 vaccine be available?

The development of the coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine is highly expedited. It is expected that all Americans will be able to get vaccinated by June 2021, but high-risk groups will likely get vaccinated before this. This article explains how vaccines work and the different types of vaccines. Overview of the timeline for the COVID-19 vaccine, updates on current vaccines in the making, and potential concerns. Companies that are working on the vaccine including Moderna, Oxford, J&J, Pfitzer, Merck. Pfizer and Moderna's phase 3 clinical trials show 95% effective rates. Dr. William Petri, MD, Ph.D. was interviewed for information on the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team20 Jan 2021
Coronavirus COVID-19 Testing Locations in NYC
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Coronavirus COVID-19 Testing Locations in NYC

This article includes a comprehensive list of Coronavirus COVID-19 testing sites in NYC, including clinics, drive-thru, hospitals, emergency, rooms, urgent care, and more. It is recommended that all New Yorkers get tested for COVID-19. Find PCR and rapid COVID tests near you. With PCR COVID testing, you will receive your results within a few days. Rapid coronavirus testing allows you to get your results within 15 minutes. NYC COVID testing sites include hospitals, doctor's offices, urgent care centers, and public health centers.

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA20 Dec 2020
What Do COVID-19 Antibody Results Mean?
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What Do COVID-19 Antibody Results Mean?

A positive antibody test result means you most likely previously had COVID-19 and a negative test result means you did not recently have COVID-19. Antibody tests should not be used to test if your vaccine worked.

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA6 Apr 2022
How Much Does a COVID-19 Test Cost Without Insurance?
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How Much Does a COVID-19 Test Cost Without Insurance?

The price of a COVID-19 diagnostic test for individuals without insurance ranges from $36 to $180 per test. With additional fees, you may be charged upwards of $600.

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA6 Apr 2022
When will the stay-at-home order end?
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When will the stay-at-home order end?

A guide to up-to-date guidelines for stay-at-home orders by state. Understand what you are allowed to do under safer-at-home, stay-at-home, and shelter-in-place orders. See what reopening will look like by state. New York City, Los Angeles.

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA12 Jul 2021
When will gyms, restaurants, and hair salons reopen? Timeline in 50 states
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When will gyms, restaurants, and hair salons reopen? Timeline in 50 states

Update July 1st 2020: Reopening dates and guidelines for restaurants, hair salons, gyms, and other small businesses post Coronavirus in 50 states according to research from the University of Washington. New York City NY, Los Angeles CA, Chicago IL, Houston TX, New Jersey, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia PA, Florida, Maryland.

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA12 Jul 2021
What is COVID-19 contact tracing & how does it work?
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What is COVID-19 contact tracing & how does it work?

Contact tracing is a great defense in slowing the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19. By alerting those who have been in close contact with someone who has been infected, the spread of the virus can slow along with social distancing and testing. Read more for jobs in contact tracing, the concern of privacy, and how contact tracing with be done. Contact tracing works by public health staff warning the exposed individuals (contacts) of their potential exposure as rapidly and sensitively as possible.

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso14 Aug 2021
When Will NYC Reopen? Red, Yellow & Orange Zones
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When Will NYC Reopen? Red, Yellow & Orange Zones

NYC Reopening Update- December 3rd, 2020, NYC will reopen schools in early December after closing them in November due to rising cases of COVID-19. Some elementary schools and pre-K programs will resume classes on December 7. Staten Island must meet the state's criteria in order to reopen. The 7-day COVID positivity rate is now 3.9%. Indoor and outdoor gatherings statewide at private residences will be limited to no more than 10 people beginning Friday, November 13, at 10 p.m. Existing non-essential gathering limits are in effect otherwise. Red, yellow, and orange zones are being used to provide guidelines on gatherings, business closures, and schools

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA20 Dec 2020
Where & How To Get a Rapid Coronavirus Test in Philadelphia for COVID-19?
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Where & How To Get a Rapid Coronavirus Test in Philadelphia for COVID-19?

The number of coronavirus cases is just over 59,081 in Philadelphia and 1,968 deaths. The new “Safer at Home” restrictions are effective November 20, 2020, through January 1, 2021, whereas specific businesses must close. You can get tested at multiple locations in Philadelphia including Penn Medicine, Jefferson, and Temple. You can get a rapid coronavirus test in Philadelphia at MyDoc UrgentCare at their various locations: Temple University-Main Campus, Chinatown, University City

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA24 Dec 2020
When & How Will COVID-19 End?
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When & How Will COVID-19 End?

Updated November 2021: The end of the COVID-19 pandemic depends entirely on vaccination; the sooner everyone gets vaccinated, the sooner the COVID-19 pandemic will end. Vaccination prevents infection which will reduce the spread of COVID-19 and slow the emergence of new, more dangerous variants.

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA1 Dec 2021
Where & How To Get a Rapid COVID-19 Test in Chicago?
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Where & How To Get a Rapid COVID-19 Test in Chicago?

The Chicago Department of Public Health advises people to self-screen first to determine if they meet the criteria. Test sites are available via drive-throughs across the Chicago urban areas and suburbs. Rapid tests are available at multiple clinic locations in Chicago. North Side Chicago, South Side Chicago, the Loop, Lincoln Park, Highland Park, Lake View, Avondale, Boystown.

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA21 Sep 2021
Where to Get a COVID-19 Test in New Orleans?
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Where to Get a COVID-19 Test in New Orleans?

You can get a rapid test in New Orleans at Walgreens or Rapid Urgent Care or a PCR test at Crescent Care or CVS. Rapid tests are typically over $120.

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA1 Sep 2021