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Virtual Healthcare: Your Health and Safety

Virtual Healthcare: Your Health and Safety

| medical
In the spring and summer of 2020, virtual healthcare visits increased over 4,000 percent, mostly due to the coronavirus outbreak. The number of healthcare facilities offering such services also increased significantly, mostly due to supply and demand. Previously, many facilities hesitated to offer such services, typically because of high implementation costs. Virtual healthcare contacts do…Read the article
Safe (ish) Activities for Your Family During the Pandemic

Safe (ish) Activities for Your Family During the Pandemic

| Coronavirus
Far and away the best way for your family to stay safe and do some activities during the coronavirus pandemic is to stay at home, whether or not such an order is in place. Face masks and social distancing also slow the virus’ spread, but they are not as effective as sheltering in place. But…Read the article
Companies Move to Late-Stage COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

Companies Move to Late-Stage COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

| Coronavirus
Executives from Pfizer and Moderna say they are on track to have a COVID-19 vaccine on the shelves by the end of 2020. With these two trials which will have about 30,000 patients each, Moderna and Pfizer established a sizable lead in the race to develop a vaccine. Some 150 firms currently have COVID-19 vaccines…Read the article
Is Camping Safe in the Coronavirus Era?

Is Camping Safe in the Coronavirus Era?

| Personal Injury
In a nutshell, the great outdoors (such as camping) are still pretty great, even during coronavirus pandemic, as long as you follow basic safe guidelines. A group of public health physicians rated outdoor camping as a relatively-low 3 on a 10-point risk scale. For comparison, they rated a gym as an 8 and a round…Read the article
Telehealth Tools and Privacy Concerns

Telehealth Tools and Privacy Concerns

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
Telehealth, or offering and using medical services remotely via electronic devices, is not new. But because of the global pandemic caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus and technological advances, telehealth practices are becoming increasingly popular. Virtual medical services might be convenient and cost-effective. But could they also pose potential problems, including security worries? How can telehealth…Read the article
COVID-19 Pandemic Creates Issues for Tenants

COVID-19 Pandemic Creates Issues for Tenants

| Coronavirus
In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic in general, and the lockdowns in particular, were especially hard on Social Security Disability recipients and other low-income households. These individuals are also at a higher risk for eviction. Many low-income families spend almost half their income on rent. If their income sources dried up even slightly, monthly rent…Read the article
Can K-12 Schools Safely Reopen in Fall 2020?

Can K-12 Schools Safely Reopen in Fall 2020?

| Coronavirus
As the coronavirus crisis continues, a consensus about at least delaying school openings is emerging. New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio recently unveiled a partial reopening plan for fall 2020. The proposal would stagger school openings and incorporate two or three days a week of remote learning. At least right now, this plan is at odds…Read the article
Coronavirus and Office Lunches

Coronavirus and Office Lunches

| Coronavirus
As people go back to work following the Spring 2020 COVID-19 lockdowns, they are finding that work does not look the same. Food issues are a good example of these changes. Significantly, however, the new normal does not allow employers to make decisions on the fly. Many companies used to offer buffet-style meals and snacks…Read the article
How Safe Are Dietary Supplements?

How Safe Are Dietary Supplements?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Will dietary supplement keep me safe from coronavirus? Physical health often wards off viral infections. But tread cautiously. In the United States, dietary supplements exist in a legal grey area. So, they are not always safe. Dietary health is essential for overall physical health. Supplements do not replace a healthy diet, but in many cases,…Read the article
Legal Actions Filed: Coronavirus Spreads in Nursing Homes

Legal Actions Filed: Coronavirus Spreads in Nursing Homes

| Coronavirus
The legal actions include one from the family of a 78-year-old man in Brooklyn and another 78-year-old-man in Harlem. According to court documents, Linden Center For Nursing and Rehabilitation failed to protect a resident from contracting coronavirus. He suffered “excruciating pain and agony, including fear of imminent death,” according to these documents. In a separate…Read the article