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.
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.
COVID-19 Antibody & Antigen Test Results Explained- Positive vs. Negative Results
COVID-19 diagnostic tests detect an active infection and antibody tests are used to check if an individual has been previously infected with the coronavirus. This is what your COVID test results mean: A positive antibody test result means the person has been exposed to the virus and a negative test result means the person does not have antibodies for the virus. Positive and negative antigen test results are also explained.
How Much Does A COVID Test Cost At Urgent Care? Between $100 and $200
While COVID testing is supposed to be free, many people are being charged for tests. Based on research on the top 23 urgent care chains in the U.S., we determined that most COVID diagnostic tests cost between $100 and $200. You can be charged additional fees for seeing a provider or laboratory testing. CityMD and GoHealth provide no-cost PCR Covid tests but may charge additional fees. Real people share the bills they've received from urgent care centers after getting a Covid test.
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 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.
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.¬†
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
Coronavirus Antibody vs. PCR vs. Rapid COVID Test - Which is Best?
Antibody vs PCR vs rapid test - PCR and antigen (rapid) test detect current infections of COVID while antibody tests detect past infection. If you had an exposure or are experiencing symptoms, you should get a PCR or rapid test.
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). Shortness of breath, or dyspnea, or breathlessness, is caused by a decline in lung function to a threshold that can produce symptoms. 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, 5G technology does NOT cause coronavirus. 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.