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Yesterday, the White House announced that President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19. According to White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, the president is experiencing “very mild symptoms” and has started taking Paxlovid, the brand new antiviral drug intended to reduce the severity of symptoms. President Biden stated: “I’ve been double vaccinated, double boosted. […]

The CDC will no longer use their program to trace COVID-19 outbreaks on commercial cruise ships in the United States. The initiative, that’s known as the COVID-19 Program For Cruise Ships ended earlier this week. The program monitored COVID-19 outbreaks for the last couple years.

Yesterday, Governor Kathy Hochul launched a new public awareness campaign on treatment options for people who test positive for COVID and have symptoms. This $1 million awareness campaign will run in English and Spanish across TV, radio, and digital media to encourage New Yorkers to test early for COVID and treat it as soon as […]

Over 600 New Yorkers are eligible to get a refund for COVID 19 tests they took that promised results in 24 hours but did not receive them in that time frame. Attorney General Letitia James announced last week that 692 people can receive over $122,000 for late results. The refunds are for those who paid […]

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has tested positive for COVID-19 and reports experiencing very mild symptoms, his spokesman. The New York Democrat will follow federal health guidelines and quarantine this week while working remotely. The 71 year old Schumer, is fully vaccinated and has received two booster shots, according to spokesman Justin Goodman in a […]

After the news that the FDA recommended the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for ages 6 months and older, Florida is the only state to not pre-order COVID-19 vaccine doses for babies and toddlers. White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed the state’s outlier status, stating: “We encouraged Florida on several occasions to order vaccines. By […]

Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisers gave a thumbs-up to vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer for ages 6 months old up to 5 years and older. They are the last age group in the U.S. without access to COVID-19 vaccines. One FDA panel member, Dr. Jay Portnoy of Children’s Hospital in Kansas City, […]

As we continue to combat COVID-19, another hurdle has been cleared for parents who want their children vaccinated against COVID-19. The United States Food and Drug Administration, or the FDA, has clear emergency use for a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. The booster can be administrated at least […]

Yesterday, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the distribution of $28 million in federal pandemic funding this month to help struggling New York families with children to cover expenses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning today, the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), will provide families who have children under 17 and who […]

As cases rise, there are now other treatments available for covid-19 with little or no cost that could help you avoid the worst and recover more quickly from a mild or moderate case of covid. Paxlovid is the five-day course of pills from Pfizer that everyone has been talking about. How do you get a […]

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