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COVID-19 pandemic-A Public Health Emergency

The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). It was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan,… Disease: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Virus strain: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Date: December 2019 – present Index case: Wuhan, Hubei, China Symptoms: Symptoms may appear […]

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International Travel During COVID-19

Updated Information for Travelers Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19. However, international travel poses additional risks and even fully vaccinated travelers are at increased risk for getting and possibly spreading new COVID-19 variants. CDC recommends delaying international travel until you are fully vaccinated. If you […]

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FDA Halts J & j Single Dose Vaccine

This morning, U.S. federal health regulators recommended a halt in the use of Johnson and Johnson’s single-dose Covid-19 Vaccine while they investigate six reports of blood clots in women ages 18 to 48. One person is alleged to have died, and a second is hospitalized in critical condition as a result […]

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What causes massive fish die-offs?

The low-oxygen levels in the Peconic were found to be related to high water temperatures, high concentrations of fish, and perhaps most importantly, large amounts of early-blooming algae, whose growth was boosted by nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) added to the water from human sewage and other runoff. Algae survive through […]