While the wait for a COVID-19 vaccine continues, health experts are focusing on methods of containing the virus and helping people stay as healthy as possible. From flu vaccine recommendations to simpler coronavirus tests and contact tracing, catch up on what's new in COVID-19 news this week.
Marketing and advertising has already begun this summer with CVS, Walgreens, Walmart and many other pharmacies and grocers encouraging Americans to get the seasonal flu vaccination ahead of a fall rush. CVS expects to administer as many as 18 million seasonal flu vaccinations, which will be double last year's volume, and Walgreens said demand for flu, pneumonia and other immunizations could be as much as 30% to 50% higher. Walgreens plans to increase flu vaccine supply and staff up its pharmacies as drugstores prepare for an expected surge of customers wanting protection for the seasonal flu while they wait for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Contact tracers in Massachusetts might order milk or help with rent. Here’s why. from Kaiser Health News
Massachusetts efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 include the addition of care resource coordinator in its COVID-19 contact-tracing program. The coordinators help people under quarantine due to the virus manage their everyday needs, such as getting groceries or paying rent. John Welch, director of operations and partnerships for Partners in Health's Massachusetts Coronavirus Response, which manages the state's contact-tracing program, said the resource coordinator is essential in returning people to "a sense of health, a sense of wellness, a sense of security."
Date: Wednesday August 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST
In this workshop, Mary Ellen will guide you to create your own framework for a life of possibilities, purpose and passion unencumbered by the continual changes around us. Explore the strengths and traits that superheroes have - honesty, integrity, perseverance - and see how we all have them too.
Discover limiting beliefs that we take on that can hold you back, the power of words and how to uncover your unique talents or gifts.