Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Johnson and Johnson one-shot vaccine surges with vaccine mandate; booster recommended by company

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Johnson and Johnson one-shot vaccine surges with vaccine mandate; booster recommended by company

Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine points are reporting a surge in demand for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in some places nationwide, as the Delta variant pushes infection rates up and vaccine mandates take place in many areas. And after some confusion, Johnson and Johnson sought to clear up the situation with potential boosters, suggesting a second […]

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 the vaccines: The third shot is here, for immunocompromised people. How does it work?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccines: The third shot is here, for immunocompromised people. How does it work?

Third shots of the Covid vaccine are now being broadly recommended for people who are immunocompromised. But like a lot of the rest of the vaccine rollout, the change in policy has been a little rocky. The prospect of a third shot has been discussed for quite some time for immunocompromised people. Scientists noticed that […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: What about boosters, or, if you got Johnson and Johnson, what about getting a second shot?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: What about boosters, or, if you got Johnson and Johnson, what about getting a second shot?

A number of people who received the Johnson and Johnson covid vaccine (or Astra Zeneca outside of the United States) are seeking a second shot of either Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, in the belief that the Johnson and Johnson and other vaccines may be safer with  a booster. We heard about this from an acquaintance, […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) with masks and vaccine: How are you thinking about this right now?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) with masks and vaccine: How are you thinking about this right now?

The new masking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control has sent parts of the United States into a tailspin. Many people have been wearing masks for many many months as a sign of 1) belief in the science that they make us all safer, 2) I am not a Trump supporter, 3) My mask […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the masks: With the new mandate, what happens at places of worship?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the masks: With the new mandate, what happens at places of worship?

To mask or not to mask? Church on Sunday was a different experience for many parishioners from church last Sunday — and for many it was just the same, with the new mask guidance from the Centers for Disease Control. On Tuesday, the head of the C.D.C. was insisting before Congress that masking was still […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and timing: U.S. covid cases found as early as December 2019, says study

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and timing: U.S. covid cases found as early as December 2019, says study

“Testing has found Covid-19 infections in the U.S. in December 2019, according to a study, providing further evidence indicating the coronavirus was spreading globally weeks before the first cases were reported in China,” Bloomberg News writes. “The study published Monday identified 106 infections from 7,389 blood samples collected from donors in nine U.S. states between […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and children: 13-year-old with Covid-19 as source of outbreak

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and children: 13-year-old with Covid-19 as source of outbreak

“There is increasing evidence that children and adolescents can efficiently transmit SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),” Noah G. Schwartz, Anne C. Moorman, Anna Makaretz, Karen T. Chang, Victoria T. Chu, Christine M. Szablewski, Anna R. Yousaf, Marie M. Brown, Ailis Clyne, Amanda DellaGrotta, Jan Drobeniuc, Jacqueline Korpics, Adam Muir, Cherie Drenzek, […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and work: Here’s how some are returning to the workplace

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and work: Here’s how some are returning to the workplace

Coronavirus (Covid-19) has sent a lot of people out of the workplace, especially in places like New York, the center of the pandemic. As the New York area cautiously starts to leave full lockdown, examples of workplace practices are being discussed. Employees are waiting to hear what’s up at their workplace, and what has been […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) tests: Should I get one? How to know? Where to go?

Coronavirus  (Covid-19) tests: Should I get one? How to know? Where to go?

By TINA KELLEY and PHOEBE PINDER (Note: Coronavirus news is changing quickly. We’re trying to update as warranted.) As the coronavirus spreads, many Americans with symptoms wonder if they should get tested, and where. (We discuss how much it can cost to do so here.) Do you have something we need to know about this? […]