Inaccessibility, anti-vax co-workers, and learning on the fly: What it’s like working at one of Los Angeles’s biggest Covid testing and vaccine non-profits

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Inaccessibility, anti-vax co-workers, and learning on the fly: What it’s like working at one of Los Angeles’s biggest Covid testing and vaccine non-profits

As the Covid vaccine rollout continues, many people have had interesting roles and experiences. We spoke with one — we’ll call her C. — who is helping with the rollout in Los Angeles. I caught up with her for a conversation about her experiences. Here is our conversation, lightly edited for clarity and brevity. Phoebe […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Why young people are choosing not to get vaccinated

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Why young people are choosing not to get vaccinated

In late June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C.) released a study in which they revealed the surprising statistic that only 34% of younger adults, between the ages of 18 and 39, reported having received a Covid vaccine. This age group reportedly displayed the lowest vaccine coverage and intent to get vaccinated, despite […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: U.S. vaccines trashed while millions across the globe desperately seek first dose

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: U.S. vaccines trashed while millions across the globe desperately seek first dose

For the last few months, news sources across the country have increasingly been reporting alarming evidence that, since the beginning of U.S. vaccine distribution in December, vast numbers of vaccine doses have gone to waste, with numbers still increasing in some states to this day. thousands of vaccine doses wasted daily The New York Times […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and men’s sexual health: Erectile dysfunction, lost sex drive, pain on ejaculation and urination, and more

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and men’s sexual health: Erectile dysfunction, lost sex drive, pain on ejaculation and urination, and more

When N., a 23-year-old man from western Massachusetts, got sick with Covid, he knew he might be in for a tough time. He ultimately had to quit his job because he was so ill. What he did not expect was that the virus would affect his sexual health, depriving him of the ability to get […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the children: The extremely serious childhood variant called MIS-C

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the children: The extremely serious childhood variant called MIS-C

By VIRGINIA JEFFRIES and PHOEBE PINDER Cree’Shaina Towery’s 9-year-old daughter tested positive for Covid in late December after a relative who was staying with them for the holidays contracted the virus. Towery’s daughter was totally asymptomatic, so she was not initially concerned, she said. “At that point, I will say I was completely naive,” Towery […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccines: Hurdles and success stories of volunteer ‘vaccine angels’

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccines: Hurdles and success stories of volunteer ‘vaccine angels’

By VIRGINIA JEFFRIES and PHOEBE PINDER Darlene Ferreira works 10 to 12 hours a day in the office. But when she gets home, she begins work on what has become for her a second job: helping total strangers get Covid vaccines. “I got home today at nine. I’ll probably be doing this until 2 a.m.,” […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Volunteers making appointments for strangers

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Volunteers making appointments for strangers

By VIRGINIA JEFFRIES and PHOEBE PINDER Jane Duncan has spent every night for the past two weeks on Walgreens’ website refreshing her computer screen, waiting for new vaccine appointments to open up. “From midnight to two is when they load one set of appointments. And then generally from five to seven in the morning is […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Challenges, rejections, changing rules, overcoming obstacles

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Challenges, rejections, changing rules, overcoming obstacles

As the vaccine is distributed in the U.S., many people have reported experiencing alarming difficulties in their attempts to get the shot, and changing rules. Appointments made are revoked, and phone numbers that were working suddenly stop working within minutes. Even those currently eligible to be vaccinated have encountered roadblocks in what could be a […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and masks: An update on mask-wearing from the experts

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and masks: An update on mask-wearing from the experts

Expert wisdom on mask-wearing during the coronavirus pandemic is changing, again, with the appearance of new variants of the Covid virus. A little under a year ago, as Covid first began sweeping the globe, experts presented divided opinions on wearing a face mask. (You may view ClearHealthCost’s early coverage on mask-wearing here.) While some encouraged […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Amidst chaotic rollout, healthcare workers struggle to actually receive vaccine

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Amidst chaotic rollout, healthcare workers struggle to actually receive vaccine

Healthcare workers have long been slated to be first in line to receive the Covid vaccine, as many of them are on the dangerous front lines, dealing directly with potential Covid patients. According to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “nearly 344,000 health care workers have come down with Covid-19 infections since […]