By Rachel Gur-Arie | October 18, 2023 Ending pandemics is a social decision, not scientific. Governments and organizations rely on social, cultural and political considerations to decide when to officially declare the end of a pandemic. Ideally, leaders try to minimize the social, economic and public health burden of removing emergency restrictions while maximizing potential benefits. Vaccine policy […]
By Amira Castilla, The Root Just when the United States started to close the gap between life expectancy rates amongst races, Covid-19 wrecked the chance. In an interview with CBS News in June 2022, Dr. Greg Roth at the University of Washington School of Medicine said that the gap between Black and white life expectancy […]
By Jane Caffrey, NBC New York When the COVID-19 pandemic first started, there were so many unanswered questions. Now more than two years in, there are still a lot of mysteries surrounding the ever-evolving virus. The newest subvariant, BA.5, is more contagious than ever. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is the […]
New York, NY/ USA – October 5, 2020: New Yorker Dining Outdoors and Wearing Masks on Second Avenue in Manhattan During Covid-19 Pandemic. (Shuttersstock) By Eric Feldman, NY1 COVID-19 cases are rising in New York City and city leaders are taking notice. The city’s Department of Health tweeted Friday asking New Yorkers to mask up […]
Does the recent CDC announcement that more than 70% of Americans can stop wearing masks mean the pandemic is winding down? Not exactly.
By Alyssa Hui, Health (March 07, 2022) – 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 […]