Coronavirus Vaccine Update: When Will Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine Become Available?
The development of the coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine is highly expedited and the first vaccine should be available within 12-18 months. At this moment, we should expect the vaccine to be available in late 2020 or early to mid-2021. This article explains how vaccines work and 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.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Testing Locations in New York City
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.
COVID-19 Antibody Test Explained - Positive vs. Negative results
COVID-19 antibody tests are used to check if an individual has been previously infected with the coronavirus. A positive test could indicate the person has been exposed to the virus and a negative test may indicate the person does not have antibodies for the virus. The antibody test may not be the best choice for everyone and whether or not the test is accurate, may depend on antibody sensitivity. The test is also available at Mira as well as other urgent care centers.
How much does Coronavirus COVID-19 testing cost? With or without insurance
Is COVID testing free? How much does the COVID-19 test cost without insurance? The average cost of COVID-19 testing is $352 at an urgent care center and $2321 in the emergency room. Rapid test cost varies depending on the type of test and where you get it, ranging from $100 to $300 at an urgent care facility. In this article, we analyzed data from multiple studies based on data from 2.5 billion de-identified medical claims for primary care, urgent care, emergency room, lab tests, and x-ray in Boston, MA Chicago, IL Cleveland, OH, Dallas, TX Houston, TX Los Angeles, CA, Miami, FL, New York, NY Salt Lake City, UT San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA Washington, D.C.
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.
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.
What is contact tracing and 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.
Home Exercise: How to Stay Fit During Quarantine
Staying active is always important for all areas of your health. With many gyms closed, you may find it difficult to stay active. Here is a comprehensive article on staying fit during the COVID-19 lockdown and how to stay safe if going to gyms.¬†
Reopening guidelines and phases in New York City
NYC is in Phase 4 of reopening, the following industries are allowed to resume: Commercial Building Management, Hair Salons & Barbershops, Outdoor and Take-Out/Delivery Food Services, Offices, Real Estate Services, In-Store Retail, Vehicle Sales Retail Rental, Repair & Cleaning. According to the White House and the CDC's reopening guidelines, there are 3 phases that each state and city has to go through before resuming to normalcy post Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants and gyms could open but with limited hours and must follow social distancing and sanitary protocols.
Coronavirus Blood Test (antibody) vs. Swab Test (PCR) vs. Rapid COVID Test - Which is Best?
The Coronavirus antibody test detects past infections, Swab (PCR) test helps you detect current active COVID-19 infection. There several rapid tests but none is qualified for traveling purposes. There are now several companies that have released at-home COVID-19 tests that patients can perform while on a video call with a physician. These tests typically cost approximately $100 and are either taken through a saliva sample or a nasal swab. Additionally, many drive-thru testing sites are asking patients to perform the test on themselves in order to decrease contact between provider and patients.
What Does Shortness of Breath Feel Like? A Lung Doctor Explains Coronavirus Symptoms
Coronavirus COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, so it's widely known that there's an effect on the lungs. Some symptoms include a fever, a dry cough, and shortness of breath (difficult breathing, dyspnea or breathlessness). But what does shortness of breath really feel like? When should I be worried? Dr. Haala Rokadia, MD, explains what COVID-19 is and what the symptoms may feel like, depending on the severity of the case.
Is 5G Dangerous or Harmful To Our Health? - A Summary of Previous Research
5G is no more or less safe, dangerous, or harmful compared to previous wireless communication technologies like 4G, 3G, or home WiFi. According to the Federal Communications Commission, ‚Äú5G technology does NOT cause coronavirus.‚Äù. As of 2019, 5G is available via Verizon and AT&T in large cities like New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, Washington DC, Boston, Houston, and Chicago.