While many of us parents and older kids are vaccinated, our younger children are not vaccinated, which is a concern for many families wanting to travel.
Americans fully vaccinated against Covid-19 should go back to wearing masks in indoor public places in regions where the coronavirus and especially the Delta variant are spreading rapidly, U.S. authorities said on Tuesday.
Long Island’s positive Covid-19 cases have been steadily rising once more as vaccination rates slow and the Delta variant of the virus spreads.
Life expectancy in the United States fell by a year and a half in 2020 to 77.3 years, the lowest level since 2003, primarily due to the deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, a U.S. health agency said on Wednesday.
The Delta variant of the coronavirus is the cause of more than 80% of new U.S. COVID-19 cases, but the authorized vaccines remain more than 90% effective in preventing hospitalizations and deaths, said top U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci during U.S. Senate hearing on Tuesday.
New York’s mass Covid-19 vaccination site at Stony Brook University’s Southampton campus will close on July 26, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday.
Long Island is seeing a slight uptick in new cases of Covid-19, with 1.7 percent of those tested for the virus testing positive on Tuesday, according to New York State’s results dashboard.
The U.S. CDC on Friday updated its guidance to help reopen U.S. schools in the fall, including recommending masking indoors for everyone who is not fully vaccinated and three feet of distance within classrooms.
A Long Island nurse who was the first person in the United States to receive an approved Covid-19 vaccine was grand marshal of the Hometown Heroes parade honoring the pandemic's essential workers in Manhattan on Wednesday.