N95, Cloth Masks Still In Demand One Year After COVID-19 Outbreak

N95, Cloth Masks Still In Demand One Year After COVID-19 Outbreak U.S. manufacturers are ramping up production of N95 respirators and people continue to make cloth masks at home one year after the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. At the same time, some states are reopening and lifting their mask mandates. Government leaders in Texas, … Continue reading “N95, Cloth Masks Still In Demand One Year After COVID-19 Outbreak”

Impact of COVID-19 on children with disabilities, caregivers and healthcare providers

Impact of COVID-19 on children with disabilities, caregivers and healthcare providers Older adults and people with underlying health conditions have been severely impacted by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. However, researchers are now drawing attention to children with disabilities and their struggling families who have also been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Family caregivers were … Continue reading “Impact of COVID-19 on children with disabilities, caregivers and healthcare providers”

Why a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Further Imperil Deep-Sea Sharks

Why a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Further Imperil Deep-Sea Sharks Large sharks may be portrayed as the villains in thriller movies and feared by swimmers and surfers, but the predators are still vital to the ocean’s ecosystem. Marine conservationists and advocacy organizations worry that the decline in the carnivores’ population is upsetting the ecosystem. The groups … Continue reading “Why a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Further Imperil Deep-Sea Sharks”

Pfizer Vaccine Side Effects and Why Some Chose To Get Vaccinated

Pfizer Vaccine Side Effects and Why Some Chose To Get Vaccinated Dr. Katie Passaretti said she was the first person in North Carolina to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). As an infectious disease attending doctor at Atrium Health in Charlotte, the 44-year-old has seen first-hand how COVID-19 affects patients and … Continue reading “Pfizer Vaccine Side Effects and Why Some Chose To Get Vaccinated”

The Spirit Of Shinise: How some Japanese companies weathered plagues, wars, natural disasters, and the rise and fall of empires for hundreds of years

Ichiwa, a small shop in Kyoto, Japan, that sells toasted mochi, had fewer customers in 2020 due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). While the pandemic caused an economic crisis that forced businesses worldwide to permanently closed their doors, Ichiwa continued operating. Naomi Hasegawa, whose family owns Ichiwa, said her family began selling the grilled … Continue reading “The Spirit Of Shinise: How some Japanese companies weathered plagues, wars, natural disasters, and the rise and fall of empires for hundreds of years”

Senior Age Tech

Senior Age Tech As the older adult population continues to grow worldwide, companies are developing new technology or making existing devices smarter to improve the quality of life for seniors. Currently, adults 65 years old and over account for more than one-fifth of the population in 17 countries, according to the United Nations’ World Population … Continue reading “Senior Age Tech”

Dangers of Elderly Isolation Due to COVID-19

Dangers of Elderly Isolation Due to COVID-19 Justin Davis has not seen his 92-year-old grandmother since February because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The Nashville, Tennessee resident said he normally visits his only living grandmother at different times throughout the year and spends holidays with her. Sadly, Davis said he won’t be enjoying … Continue reading “Dangers of Elderly Isolation Due to COVID-19”

COVID, the Elderly, and the Holidays: Families Advised to Plan Early

December, COVID, the Elderly, and the Holidays: Families Advised to Plan Early The holidays are upon us and the spike in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases continue. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, are you planning your usual December Holidays with a visit to your elderly aunt who lives in an assisted … Continue reading “COVID, the Elderly, and the Holidays: Families Advised to Plan Early”

COVID Trials and the People Who Are in Them

COVID Trials and the People Who Are in Them Lindy Washburn, a health care reporter for NorthJersey.com and The Record newspaper, is chronicling her journey as one of nearly 30,000 volunteers in Phase 3 of Moderna Inc.’s clinical trial for a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. The volunteers will receive two injections, half will get … Continue reading “COVID Trials and the People Who Are in Them”

COVID ‘Brain Fog’ a Lasting Result After Catching COVID

COVID ‘Brain Fog’ a Lasting Result After Catching COVID Melanie Montano, a 32-year-old writer, and educator from New Jersey tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in March. About two weeks after COVID-19 symptoms started, Montano said she began experiencing “brain fog,” a condition that made it difficult for her to remember details and … Continue reading “COVID ‘Brain Fog’ a Lasting Result After Catching COVID”