As COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise in the Americas, Many are at Risk of Developing Post-COVID Condition

While much remains unknown about the impact of this condition, health systems must prepare for the long-term, says PAHO Director.

As COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise in the Americas, Many are at Risk of Developing Post-COVID Condition

Washington D.C. 29 June 2022 (PAHO) – As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the Americas, with new infections increasing by 13.9% from last week, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Carissa F. Etienne has called for countries to prepare their health systems to address the long-term impact of post-COVID condition (commonly known as long […]

Nasal COVID-19 Vaccines Help the Body Prepare for Infection Right Where it Starts – in Your Nose and Throat

Nasal COVID-19 Vaccines Help the Body Prepare for Infection Right Where it Starts – in Your Nose and Throat

By Mayuresh Abhyankar, The Conversation Imagine inhaling just a few drops of liquid or mist to get protected from COVID-19. That is the idea behind nasal COVID-19 vaccines, and they have been getting a lot of attention recently as a spray or liquid. These nasal vaccines would be based on the same technology as normal […]

Omicron Makes Booster Shots More Critical for Medically Vulnerable Seniors

Omicron Makes Booster Shots More Critical for Medically Vulnerable Seniors

By Laurie Archbald-Pannone, The Conversation People are understandably worn out, tired of thinking about COVID-19 and wanting to get back to a true normal. This so-called “pandemic fatigue” is real. But it’s also contributing to lapses in COVID-19 precautions and to more people getting infected with the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2. It is become starkly […]

What to Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

What to Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

By Dr. Dave A. Chokshi   Recently, important updates about the COVID-19 vaccine were announced—that certain people are now eligible for a “booster” dose. Since the beginning of COVID-19, our scientific understanding of the virus has constantly evolved, and many New Yorkers understandably have questions about this new development.   I would like to provide […]

Why So Many Unions Oppose Vaccine Mandates – Even When They Actually Support Them

Why So Many Unions Oppose Vaccine Mandates – Even When They Actually Support Them

By Jeffrey Hirsch, The Conversation From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, labor unions have been among the strongest advocates for workplace safety measures. So it came as a surprise to many that some unions have resisted the imposition of vaccine mandates, ranging in sentiment from cautious to outright hostile. Their reactions can seem confusing […]

Forget Beating Covid-19. Europe Is Preparing to Live With It.

Forget Beating Covid-19. Europe Is Preparing to Live With It.

People walking down Upper Street wearing face masks following the various social distancing measures put in place to stop the spread of Covid-19 – London, England, UK – 21 March 2020 (Shutterstock) By Jason Douglas, Eric Sylvers, MSN The battle against Covid-19 is shifting into long-term, low-intensity mode in Europe, as countries including Germany, Italy and […]

PAHO Director Appeals to Caribbean People to get Vaccinated, Observe Protective Measures

PAHO Director Appeals to Caribbean People to get Vaccinated, Observe Protective Measures

By PAHO Washington, D.C., August 12, 2021 (PAHO) — Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), expressed concern about COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Caribbean countries and made a strong appeal to people to get vaccinated. Speaking at her weekly media briefing, Dr. Etienne, who is from Dominica, said, “I am […]