COVID-19

COVID-19

Where & How To Get A Rapid COVID Test in Staten Island?
Public Health

Where & How To Get A Rapid COVID Test in Staten Island?

Rapid COVID test locations in Staten Island include ProHealth Circle Urgent Cares, Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Greenbelt Recreation Center, and CityMD locations.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team22 Mar 2021
How Much Does an At-Home COVID-19 Test Cost?
COVID-19

How Much Does an At-Home COVID-19 Test Cost?

There are nine SARS-CoV-2 antigen tests from five companies. Tests may be covered by your insurance or cost between $109 and $155 out of pocket.

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso23 Nov 2021
NYC Coronavirus Update: Possible Shutdown After Christmas
Public Health

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.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team12 Jul 2021
How Much Do Vaccines Cost Without Insurance in 2021?
Public Health

How Much Do Vaccines Cost Without Insurance in 2021?

The actual price you pay out-of-pocket will be determined by the manufacturer of the vaccine, the type of vaccine, and how many doses are required. For example, childhood immunizations can cost upwards of $650 without insurance.

Jacqueline Slobin
Jacqueline Slobin23 Aug 2022
Is Christmas 2020 Canceled?
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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.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team20 Jan 2021
When Can We Stop Wearing Masks In 2021? What Will The Summer Be Like?
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When Can We Stop Wearing Masks In 2021? What Will The Summer Be Like?

When Can We Stop Wearing Masks In 2021? By the fall or winter of 2021, we will likely stop wearing masks.

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA24 Mar 2021
How Long Is COVID-19 Contagious?
Wellness

How Long Is COVID-19 Contagious?

COVID-19 can be contagious for 14 days. If you test positive for COVID-19, you need to self isolate for 10 days and make sure that you do not have a fever or worsening symptoms before seeing others.

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso14 Sep 2021
How Long After Exposure Should You Get A COVID-19 Test?
Public Health

How Long After Exposure Should You Get A COVID-19 Test?

Official CDC guidance does not require fully vaccinated persons to quarantine after exposure but recommends getting a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after exposure. Even if you are not experiencing symptoms, you should wear a mask indoors for 14 days after exposure to prevent spreading the virus.

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA15 Sep 2021
Will There Be A Second Wave Of Coronavirus COVID-19?
Public Health

Will There Be A Second Wave Of Coronavirus COVID-19?

Health experts are predicting that there will likely be a second or third wave of coronavirus as we enter the fall and winter.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team9 Feb 2021
When is Peak Flu Season?
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When is Peak Flu Season?

Flu season in the U.S. is typically from October until April; however, the national peak of cases typically occurs in the first week of February.

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA7 Sep 2021
How To Tell if It’s the Flu, Common Cold or COVID-19
Wellness

How To Tell if It’s the Flu, Common Cold or COVID-19

The flu and COVID-19 are all respiratory tract infections that can affect your sinuses, nose, throat, windpipe, and or lungs, but the characteristic symptom of COVID-19 is loss of taste and smell.

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso6 Apr 2022
Can You Get COVID-19 Twice? Research On Coronavirus Reinfections
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Can You Get COVID-19 Twice? Research On Coronavirus Reinfections

Researchers are currently reporting that it is unlikely that you will get coronavirus twice or become reinfected by COVID-19. However, there have been a couple of anecdotal cases of reinfection where individuals have recovered and then developed symptoms again.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team9 Feb 2021