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More than 200,000 New Yorkers under 18 have received at least one COVID-19 shot. But some parents may still have reservations due to recent reports of adverse vaccine reactions.
Things are much safer than they were last year, but two epidemiologists would encourage local leaders to be “incredibly cautious.”.
Eye protection and double masking is a good idea. Standing room only is still too close for comfort.
New questions are coming up about safe and appropriate social behavior now that some people are immunized against the virus while others remain ineligible, unable, or unwilling to get the vaccine.
"Rollout has been a bit bumpy at first, and not nearly rolling out as quickly as we’d all like, but that’s not very surprising. It’s a complicated job."
Thinking of heading home for the holidays? Here's some guidance.
We are working with very limited data, "which makes decision making more like a game of chance than like a rational process."
We asked several health experts about masks, here's what they had to say.
"Whatever we do (until the vaccine arrives) it’s really important not to get complacent about these precautions. It’s one way we can show that indeed we are all in this together, and depend on each other."
"We can’t say with certainty about any individual, who just might be one of the unlucky ones." We asked two epidemiologists their thoughts on the open air socializing that's been going on around NYC.
Stephen Morse is back answering our many questions, this time around on laundry, mask-cleaning, running, viral loads and much more.
Stephen Morse, Professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, is back to answer our latest round of COVID-19 questions.
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