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 […]
The Food and Drug Administration is convening an advisory panel later this year to investigate.
By Ben Leonard, Politico Doctors have sometimes failed to diagnose serious cases of Covid-19 among people of color — and the Food and Drug Administration acknowledges one reason may be flaws in devices it approved to measure blood oxygen levels. Pulse oximeters can overestimate blood oxygen in people with dark skin, causing doctors to miss […]
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 […]
888-TREAT-NY Hotline Utilizes NYC Health + Hospitals' Virtual ExpressCare Platform; Proven Treatment Options Available to Effectively Treat COVID-19; Statewide Hotline Will Help Reduce Barriers to COVID-19 Treatment for all Communities.
New York, NY – July 5, 2022: Governor Kathy Hochul poses with signed bills to strengthen New York’s commitment to clean energy at Newlab Headquarters. (Shutterstock) Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the launch of a new free Hotline for those who test positive for COVID-19, but don’t have a health care provider, as part of […]
By Edward Mcallister and Cooper Inveen, Reuters DAKAR/ACCRA, May 18 (Reuters) – It’s noisy inside the Mamprobi clinic in Accra as kids clamber over their mothers while they wait to get their measles vaccines. Outside, an area reserved for COVID-19 shots is empty. A health worker leans back in his chair and scrolls on a […]
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 […]