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.
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.
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
What Does Shortness of Breath Feel Like? A Lung Doctor Explains Coronavirus Symptoms
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.
How To Thank Coronavirus Helpers #HelpingTheHelpers
There are 17 million people who work in healthcare in the U.S. and roughly half are considered frontline workers, doctors, nurses, lab techs, ambulance drivers, EMS. During this pandemic, these selfless individuals, along with other essential workers, are putting themselves on the line to save other people‚ lives and improve the overall health of community members. In this article, we will help you learn of ways to thank and help Coronavirus helpers - frontline health workers, public safety workers, and more. Thank you Coronavirus helpers!
Where to Exercise in NYC During COVID-19 Quarantine
Although NYC has entered phase 4 of reopening, many people are disappointed to hear that indoor gyms and fitness centers are remaining closed until further notice. Not sure where to go to get fresh air during this pandemic but want to maintain a regular exercise schedule? Here are twenty parks to visit across the five boroughs.