Since the pandemic's start, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has infected 392 million people and caused 5.7 million deaths worldwide. The highly transmissible omicron variant, first discovered in November 2021, accounts for nearly all active coronavirus infections globally. Recently, headlines have appeared … Read more about What You Need to Know About the Omicron “Stealth Variant”
COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Children 5-11 Kids 5 and up can now get their age-appropriate dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is the most effective way to protect against the virus—hard stop. After a year that saw parents scrambling to find ways to protect their children from illness and keep … Read more about COVID-19 Vaccine for Children & The Pandemic’s Impact on Working Parents
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?
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
Once the epicenter of the virus outbreak, the densely populated city of New York endured months of significantly high rates of confirmed infections and reported deaths. As cases began to steadily decrease in the month of May, Governor Cuomo's daily televised briefs became cautiously more hopeful. As … Read more about COVID-19 Update: What is the New Normal for Businesses?
Serological testing, also known as antibody testing, is a critical element of discussion when determining how and when the country will reopen. The process requires a blood sample to detect the presence of neutralizing antibodies (IgM, IgG) against a microorganism. Serological antibody tests are … Read more about Coronavirus Update: Serological Testing
Reopening the Country Just 6 weeks ago, the US had 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 6 deaths - all in Washington state. Today, the country is a vastly different place. There are 560,433+ confirmed cases in all 50 states and in all US-held territories, and 22,115+ COVID-19 related deaths and the … Read more about Coronavirus Update: Reopening the Country
Today the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a worldwide pandemic. The novel virus which was discovered just three short months ago has taken over 4,300 lives and infected upwards of 120,000 people in 114 countries around the world. The exact definition of a pandemic is the "global … Read more about Coronavirus Update: WHO Declares COVID-19 a Pandemic
China is currently battling the largest outbreak of bird flu with “the greatest potential to cause a pandemic.” Since its discovery in China in March 2013, avian influenza A (H7N9) has demonstrated an ability to mutate quickly. With these rapid changes, the virus has grown more lethal to … Read more about Bird Flu Continues to Ravage Parts of China
As VIGILINT has reported, the 2016 Zika outbreak in Central and South America highlighted the threat posed by vector-borne diseases to governments, corporations, and travelers. With the ability to host a number of different diseases, mosquitos cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people … Read more about Epidemiology Report: Mosquito Borne Diseases From Travel