COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Distribution

The Trump administration is reversing its COVID-19 vaccination strategy by authorizing the release of Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna's federally stockpiled vaccines. The previous policy withheld half the purchased doses to ensure the supply necessary for second doses, and states could only receive … Read more about COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Distribution

COVID-19 Update: On the Single Deadliest Day of the Pandemic – LA County is Hardest Hit

The Situation in Los Angeles Yesterday was the single deadliest day of the pandemic with 4,000 deaths, and nowhere is harder hit than Los Angeles County. Cases have spiked drastically since December, with 809,052 cases and 10,739 deaths. Deaths were occurring every 8 minutes yesterday.  The … Read more about COVID-19 Update: On the Single Deadliest Day of the Pandemic – LA County is Hardest Hit

COVID-19 Vaccines: What are the Side Effects?

The World Health Organization (WHO) became aware of the disease known as COVID-19 on December 31, 2019. Since then, there have been 86 million confirmed cases, over 1.8 million deaths, and 355,000 deaths in the U.S. alone. After months of effort and billions of dollars spent, distribution of the … Read more about COVID-19 Vaccines: What are the Side Effects?

COVID-19 Restrictions Contributes to a Light Flu Season

Since the COVID-19 virus entered the world stage one year ago, it has been a consistent point of interest in the daily news. This notoriety can make it easy to forget the virus that used to dominate the news: Influenza. The Northern Hemisphere is experiencing unusually low flu activity for this time … Read more about COVID-19 Restrictions Contributes to a Light Flu Season

COVID-19 Update: Mutated Strain Found in Minks

New SARS-CoV-2 Strain Found in Northern Europe's Mink Population On November 5, 2020, Denmark reported 12 human cases of COVID-19 caused by a mutated SARS-CoV-2 strain carried by minks. Minks are a semi-aquatic mammal closely related to the weasel, otter, and ferret. Six other countries have … Read more about COVID-19 Update: Mutated Strain Found in Minks

Flu Season & the Pandemic: Twindemic or a Manageable Crisis?

As of September 17, 2020, there are over 29.9 million COVID-19 cases and 941,000 deaths worldwide. The United States leads the count with over 6.65 million cases and 197,000 deaths. The influential model from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation projects there could be approximately … Read more about Flu Season & the Pandemic: Twindemic or a Manageable Crisis?

COVID-19 Update: Convalescent Plasma

On Sunday, August 23, the US Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for convalescent plasma as a treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients citing "known and potential benefits of the product outweigh the known and potential risks of the … Read more about COVID-19 Update: Convalescent Plasma

COVID-19 Update: The Race for a Vaccine

Vaccine development for COVID-19 is topic number one, and our collective hope for going back to "normal" dangle on that needle. The global race to market includes pharma's heavy hitters like Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, and Moderna, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company that … Read more about COVID-19 Update: The Race for a Vaccine

COVID-19 Update: The Disparity Between the US and the EU COVID-19 Experience

As the US topped a whopping 2.8 million cases and a death count of 130,000 last week, cities and towns across the nation canceled July 4th firework displays and large public gatherings in an effort to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The fervor for holiday travel was scaled down this past weekend … Read more about COVID-19 Update: The Disparity Between the US and the EU COVID-19 Experience

COVID-19 Update: What is the New Normal for Businesses?

When movies are made about the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of New York will have a starring role. Once the epicenter of the virus outbreak, the densely populated city endured months of significantly high rates of confirmed infections and reported deaths. As cases began to steadily decrease in the … Read more about COVID-19 Update: What is the New Normal for Businesses?