Category Archives: Health

Pfizer Vaccine Is Highly Effective Against Variants, Studies Find

The second new study, which was published in The Lancet, was conducted by researchers at the Israel Ministry of Health and Pfizer. It is based on more than 230,000 coronavirus infections that occurred in Israel between Jan. 24 and April 3. During that period, B.1.1.7 accounted for nearly 95 percent of all coronavirus cases in […]

Airborne Coronavirus Is a Threat, the C.D.C. Acknowledges

Federal health officials on Friday updated public guidance about how the coronavirus spreads, emphasizing that transmission occurs by inhaling very fine respiratory droplets and aerosolized particles, as well as through contact with sprayed droplets or touching contaminated hands to one’s mouth, nose or eyes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now states explicitly — […]

Pharmacies Are Entering the Mental Health Market

CVS, which merged with the insurance provider Aetna three years ago, aims to reduce overall health costs with its mental health pilot program, Dr. Knecht said. Mental health issues that are not addressed become crises, he added, “so our aspiration is to make mental health services accessible and locally available so we can address these […]

Walmart, CVS and Other Retailers Enter Mental Health Market

CVS, which merged with the insurance provider Aetna three years ago, aims to reduce overall health costs with its mental health pilot program, Dr. Knecht said. Mental health issues that are not addressed become crises, he added, “so our aspiration is to make mental health services accessible and locally available so we can address these […]

Health Advocate or Big Brother? Companies Weigh Requiring Vaccines.

As American companies prepare to bring large numbers of workers back to the office in the coming months, executives are facing one of their most delicate pandemic-related decisions: Should they require employees to be vaccinated? Take the case of United Airlines. In January, the chief executive, Scott Kirby, indicated at a company town hall that […]

Want a Coronavirus Vaccine? U.S. Pharmacies Say Walk Right In.

Just a few weeks ago people sneaked across state lines, designed websites to scour the internet and even tried to pay for coronavirus vaccination appointments. Now, in much of the United States, getting vaccinated can be as easy as walking into a pharmacy. Earlier this week, President Biden called for pharmacies to provide vaccinations on […]

The pandemic has made some Americans rethink the daily shower.

Robin Harper, an administrative assistant at a preschool in Martha’s Vineyard, grew up showering every day. “It’s what you did,” she said. But when the pandemic forced her indoors and away from the public, she started showering once a week. The new practice felt environmentally virtuous, practical and freeing — and it has stuck. “Don’t get […]

Otro efecto de la COVID-19: la miopía entre los niños

“Dado que a los niños más pequeños se les asignaron menos tareas de aprendizaje en línea que a los mayores, es poco probable que la miopía que progresa con rapidez en los niños más pequeños haya sido causada por un tiempo de pantalla más intenso o una tarea que requiere de visión cercana”, como leer, […]

See Fewer People. Take Fewer Showers.

Robin Harper, an administrative assistant at a preschool in Martha’s Vineyard, grew up showering every day. “It’s what you did,” she said. But when the coronavirus pandemic forced her indoors and away from the general public, she started showering once a week. The new practice felt environmentally virtuous, practical and freeing. And it has stuck. […]