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High Levels of Distress in Pregnant and Postpartum Women During the Pandemic

There have been multiple studies over last year showing increased anxiety and depression in certain populations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is clear that some members of the population may be more susceptible to psychological distress than others.  Because pregnant and postpartum women face unique challenges in the context of the COVID-19… Read More »

The Most Important Thing You Can Do to Turn Back the Tide of the COVID-19 Pandemic Now? Get Vaccinated

Karen Gorby By Karen S. Gorby, RN, MSN, MBA, CENP, FACHE The COVID-19 pandemic presented us with a public health crisis we’ve not seen the likes of in more than a century. The influenza pandemic of 1918 is the last time the United States, and the world, had to deal with the onslaught of a… Read More »

Lower AstraZeneca vaccine efficacy against South African strain could complicate pandemic response

The AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine is not effective against moderate infections of the South Africa variant of the coronavirus, according to a new study that complicates the strategy for curbing the pandemic through immunization. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the vaccine had an efficacy of only 10.4% against mild-to-moderate cases… Read More »

Dear Me, it won’t last forever: Study suggests writing letters to future self can lessen stress of COVID pandemic

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Health and Wellness Health Canada ‘It activates that sense that “This too shall pass, that this may be a really difficult time right now but I can get through difficult times” ‘ Author of the article: Tom Blackwell Publishing date: Feb 19, 2021  •  5 days ago  •  4 minute read  • … Read More »

Safest way to handle the holidays during a pandemic

With the coronavirus pandemic worsening again,  the holidays are going to be a challenge this year, so a Harvard epidemiologist offered something of a survival guide for navigating travel, family gatherings, and other autumnal activities. William Hanage, an associate professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said it’s important to… Read More »

White House chief Meadows says ‘we’re not going to control the pandemic’ after coronavirus cases hit record high

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows talks to reporters at the White House on October 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis | Getty Images News | Getty Images White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said on Sunday that the U.S. will not get control of the coronavirus pandemic as the country reports… Read More »

A Dose of Optimism, as the Pandemic Rages On

On March 16, back when White House news conferences were still deemed safe to attend, President Trump stood before reporters and announced that drastic nationwide restrictions — in schools, work places, our social lives — were needed to halt the coronavirus. The guidelines, “15 Days to Slow the Spread,” were accompanied by a grim chart.… Read More »