Will The COVID Vaccine Protect Against The New Strain? Scientists Say Yes
A mutated variant of COVID-19 that emerged in the UK was discovered in Colorado on December 29th, 2020. This new COVID strain appears to spread much faster than the original strain but does not seem to be more deadly. According to experts and scientists, the vaccines produced by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech will be effective in preventing infection with the new strain.
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution: State By State Data
According to Dr. Fauci, if 75-85% of Americans get the vaccine, we can see a return to normalcy at the end of 2021. Since FDA-approval, high-risk groups such as medical professionals and people living in long-term living facilities have been able to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Our research team pulled original data to analyze COVID-19 vaccine doses that have been administered, distributed and the percentage of the population that's vaccinated in each state.
Where & How To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine In New York City?
This article lists various vaccine hubs, health centers, primary care offices, urgent care centers, and hospital-based health centers that offer the Covid-19 vaccine in New York City. Statcare, Sun River Health Inwood, Gotham Health, ODA Primary Healthcare Network, and RendrCare offer the COVID-19 vaccine in NYC.
How To Get An At-Home COVID Test Kit? Ellume, Abbott Labs, EverlyWell, LetsGetChecked
You can test for coronavirus from home. There are currently 10 at-home COVID-19 tests that have been authorized by the FDA. These at-home tests typically cost between $109 and $155 but may be covered by your insurance if you had exposure or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
NYC Coronavirus Update: Possible Shutdown After Christmas
Updated December 17, 2020: NYC has seen a surge in COVID-19 cases, with a positivity rate of 4.2% last week. NYC could be facing a shutdown shortly after Christmas, according to Mayor de Blasio, if NYC residents don't wear masks, stay home when sick and social distance. There are some restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and avoid a lockdown. These restrictions include a maximum gathering size of 10 people, as well as restaurants and bars to close indoor dining. A total of 42,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have arrived so far. New York City expects a total of 465,000 doses in December.
Is Christmas 2020 Canceled?
Christmas is canceled if you cannot host a safe Christmas gathering. In this article, we outline whether or not Christmas 2020 is canceled. Some alternative ideas for a safe Christmas include keeping dinners to only members of your household, have dinner outside, social distancing, keeping windows and doors open, and wearing masks unless eating, in this case, Christmas may not be canceled. In terms of traveling for Christmas, you should analyze your risk and your mode of transportation. If gathering with family members from outside your community, it is advised that everyone quarantines or minimizes contact with other people for the two weeks leading up to Christmas. Some states have holiday COVID guidelines.