A Nurse’s Voice

A year after the fanfare, we need to do better by our nurses

A Nurse’s Voice

By Eveth Green Vice President of Nursing, AdvantageCare Physicians Being a nurse is a calling and we love what we do. However, the work is challenging, especially now as we are still in the throes of COVID after nearly two years. Coming out of years of pandemic hardship, New York spent the bulk of 2021 […]

More Must be Done to Protect Nursing Workforce as COVID Cases Rise in the Americas, Says PAHO Director

Nurses play a central role in vaccination programs and in caring for those that fall ill. Countries must double investments and improve policies to support “backbone” of health care systems.

More Must be Done to Protect Nursing Workforce as COVID Cases Rise in the Americas, Says PAHO Director

By PAHO Washington D.C., 4 May 2022 (PAHO) – As COVID cases and hospitalizations once again rise in the Americas – by 12.7% since last week – the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Carissa F. Etienne, has called on countries to urgently increase investments to develop and retain the nursing workforce. “Throughout the Americas, […]

Covid-19: Experts Await Data on Moderna’s Vaccine for Kids; Criticize the Lifting of Mask Mandate

Covid-19: Experts Await Data on Moderna’s Vaccine for Kids; Criticize the Lifting of Mask Mandate

By: Jenny Manrique The medical community is celebrating drug maker Moderna’s recent announcement that it is seeking FDA approval for its Covid-19 vaccination for younger kids, though experts add they are “anxiously” awaiting further data on its efficacy and safety. “We have seen that our youngest of the patients are getting sick and hospitalized with […]

Experts are Preparing for the ‘Next Normal’ in the COVID-19 Pandemic—Here’s What That Might Look Like

Does the recent CDC announcement that more than 70% of Americans can stop wearing masks mean the pandemic is winding down? Not exactly.

Experts are Preparing for the ‘Next Normal’ in the COVID-19 Pandemic—Here’s What That Might Look Like

By Alyssa Hui, Health An end to the COVID-19 pandemic might finally be in sight for Americans after living nearly two years with the virus. As COVID-19 cases drop in the U.S., many parts of the country are relaxing their restrictions and mitigations. Major cities like New York and Washington DC are lifting vaccine mandates […]

Should you wear a mask on a plane, bus or train when there’s no mandate? 4 Essential Reads to Help you Decide

Should you wear a mask on a plane, bus or train when there’s no mandate? 4 Essential Reads to Help you Decide

By Daniel Merino, The Conversation On April 18, 2022, a judge in Florida struck down the federal mandate requiring passengers on mass transit to wear masks. While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommends that passengers mask up while on planes, trains or buses, it is no longer a requirement. When asked […]

Opinion: Why Trump-Appointed Judge’s Mask Decision is Particularly Disastrous

Opinion: Why Trump-Appointed Judge’s Mask Decision is Particularly Disastrous

By Jill Filipovic, CNN CNN — I absolutely hate wearing a mask on long flights. I’m also appalled that masks are no longer required for air travel and on other forms of public transit. On Monday, a federal judge in Florida ruled that the Biden administration’s public transportation mask mandate was unenforceable. The US Centers […]

The Long Tail of COVID: Mental Health and Culture

The Long Tail of COVID: Mental Health and Culture

Photo credit: PP/IQ INC. By Manuel Holguin During a recent briefing, the new NYC Health Commissioner, Dr. Ashwin Vasan, addressed questions from ethnic media from all five boroughs. They asked questions regarding concerns affecting ethnic and immigrant communities; vaccines, boosters, mask mandates, new variants, rise in cases, and mental health. “Our mental health system, I […]

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