May 13, 2021

Good Living

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Nikos Thomaidis, Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Athens University, said the viral load shows no significant difference from its levels 7, 15 or 21 days ago and remains “heavy and very high.”We are still waiting to see the effect of (extra lockdown measures) in limiting transmission (of the virus),” Thomaidis told TV channel, Mega. Professor Theodoros Vassilakopoulos, a lung specialist, told Skai TV that at least the death rate is declining, which he attributed to the start of vaccination of vulnerable groups, such as the elderly.

NYC Health + Hospitals today administered the first COVID-19 vaccines in its health system. Veronica Delgado, Emergency Department (ED) Lead Physician Assistant, and William Kelly, a Service Aide in the Environmental Services Department both at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, were among the first hospital workers as part of the City’s public health system to receive the vaccine that’s been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Following appropriate guidance, NYC Health + Hospitals will begin to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to frontline health care workers in each of its 11 hospitals assigned to the Emergency Departments or Intensive Care United (ICUs) who are over the age of 60 and therefore at the highest risk for exposure to the virus. The public health system will expand vaccination to other employees and eventually patients in the next week and months to come.