COVID-19

COVID-19

Will COVID-19 be Seasonal Like The Flu?
COVID-19

Will COVID-19 be Seasonal Like The Flu?

Many experts predict COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) will evolve into a seasonal virus like Influenza (the flu), with peaks during the winter. COVID-19 will likely become similar to other respiratory viruses, moving from the pandemic phase to an endemic one once there is adequate herd immunity.

Erica Kahn
Erica Kahn6 Apr 2022
The New COVID-19 ‘Test to Treat’ Plan
COVID-19

The New COVID-19 ‘Test to Treat’ Plan

During the first State of the Union Address of his term, President Biden announced a new national COVID-19 strategy as we begin year three of the pandemic. The ‘Test to Treat’ initiative increases preparedness plans and improves testing and immediate treatment access. In contrast to previous initiatives, Test to Treat allows those who test positive to immediately receive antiviral pills and other COVID-19 treatments at no cost.

Alexandra Thompson
Alexandra Thompson11 Mar 2022
Mask and Vaccine Mandates in the 50 U.S. States.
Public Health

Mask and Vaccine Mandates in the 50 U.S. States.

As of February 17, 2022, only four U.S. states (Hawaii, Illinois, Oregon, and Washington) continue to have indoor mask mandates. Other states have switched to requiring masks only for unvaccinated individuals and in public spaces. The remaining eleven states have not imposed any mask mandates to date. As for a vaccine mandate, 46% of the states require their residents to get vaccinated for COVID-19, while 30% have no active mandate in place.

Girisha Bharadwaj
Girisha Bharadwaj19 Feb 2022
Can I Use an At-Home COVID-19 Test for Proof of a Negative Test?
COVID-19

Can I Use an At-Home COVID-19 Test for Proof of a Negative Test?

Some approved at-home COVID-19 tests can be used as proof of a negative test to attend school, work, or public events. These tests require you to make a telehealth appointment with a proctor who will ensure you take the test correctly and provide you with official documentation of your results.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan6 Apr 2022
Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Protect Against the Omicron Variant?
COVID-19

Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Protect Against the Omicron Variant?

The currently available COVID-19 vaccines protect against severe illness, hospitalizations, and deaths due to the Omicron variant. Breakthrough infections in people who are fully vaccinated may occur, but most vaccinated individuals have reported mild or no symptoms from the Omicron variant.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan26 Jan 2022
What are March-In Rights?
Insights

What are March-In Rights?

The U.S. Government has the right to “march-in” and grant licenses to additional companies under federally funded patents. The two main reasons March-In rights are used are if there are public safety concerns or if a patent owner has not made an effort to execute the patent.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan19 Jan 2022
Should I Go To Urgent Care for a COVID-19 Test?
COVID-19

Should I Go To Urgent Care for a COVID-19 Test?

Urgent care centers are a convenient way to get a COVID-19 test, but may charge a fee or require you to pay out-of-pocket if they are not “in-network”. COVID-19 tests are available in a variety of settings, including at state or locally administered testing sites, drive-thru sites, walk-up sites, and urgent care centers.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan6 Apr 2022
Are At-Home COVID-19 Tests Covered By Insurance?
Health Insurance

Are At-Home COVID-19 Tests Covered By Insurance?

With new variants emerging, at-home COVID-19 tests are becoming more widespread within various drug stores. However, their costs have remained an issue for many Americans. In general, health insurance companies do not cover the cost of an at-home COVID-19 test.

Madeline Hlobik
Madeline Hlobik6 Jan 2022
Are At-Home COVID-19 Tests Accurate?
COVID-19

Are At-Home COVID-19 Tests Accurate?

At-home COVID-19 tests, called rapid antigen tests, are a quick, convenient way to test yourself for COVID-19. However, these tests are not perfect. At-home COVID-19 tests detect about 85% of positive cases on average.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan29 Dec 2021
Can the COVID-19 Vaccine Affect Your Period?
Wellness

Can the COVID-19 Vaccine Affect Your Period?

There is no evidence that the currently approved COVID-19 vaccines affect your period. Your menstrual cycle can change due to stress, diet, shifts in your sleep schedule, and sickness. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you get vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect yourself and others from severe illness.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan30 Sep 2021
How To Tell the Difference Between Allergies vs. COVID-19?
COVID-19

How To Tell the Difference Between Allergies vs. COVID-19?

Symptoms of allergies may overlap with early signs of COVID-19. While signs and symptoms of allergies often impact the nasal passages, they rarely result in fever or digestive discomfort. With COVID-19, one may experience a range of symptoms, including congestion, fever, muscle aches, fatigue, and loss of taste or smell.

Ashley Brooks
Ashley Brooks28 Apr 2022
How to Show Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
Wellness

How to Show Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

You can show proof of vaccination on your physical vaccination card or on your mobile device.

Ashley Brooks
Ashley Brooks17 Sep 2021