By now, we all know how easily the COVID-19 virus can spread from person-to-person and just how deadly the ramifications can be, but how does COVID-19 affect our pets? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a small number of pets worldwide are reported to have been infected with the virus after close contact with people who had it.
On April 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) called for a temporary pause in the administration of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. As of April 12, approximately 6.8 million doses of this vaccine had been administered in the United States.
This week is National Health Care Access Week, a time when we recognize health care workers who are expanding access to care for patients nationwide. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, in the United States, there are more than 7,200 primary care health care professional shortage areas (HPSAs), many of which are in rural areas.
April is National Minority Health Month, a time when the nation comes together to raise awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minority communities. It is also crucial to address these disparities through education and increased health care access.
This week is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. This national awareness week was first started in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA) to counteract mistruths that teens learn about drugs and alcohol from the internet, social media, movies and other teens.