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Health & Wellness

October 14, 2020

Statistical tools that closely mapped earlier cases, death tolls now show more hospitalizations, fatalities looming.  This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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Health officials are urging people to get vaccinated for the flu, fearing COVID-19 and flu cases could become a “twindemic” that would overburden the nation’s health care and testing system. The flu is a serious virus in its own right: Up to 56 million people contracted the flu last year, with ...

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Dramatic drop in patients on ventilation shows impact of new methods.  This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. When the first wave ...

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Health officials want 70% to get vaccine in six months, spending $6 million to get ready. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – For some of the seniors who receive wellness calls from the staff members inside the city’s Department of Social Services, the voice on the other end of the phone might be the only one they hear that day. So, it’s easy to see why many of them answer the phone with a big hello ...

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Struggle to get local details limits information on spread of disease.  This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Coronavirus cases ...

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White House to send first batch within couple of weeks. News comes as state announces hundreds of new cases, 40% in Ocean County. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City children can get free flu vaccines on Wednesday and Thursday at Redshaw School at 216 Livingston Ave. RWJBarnabas and the New Brunswick Board of Education are partnering on the event that will run from 3:30-6:30 p.m. both days. Registration is required and can be done ...

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NEW JERSEY — The front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey appears to now be in Ocean County, which has made up 28% of the state's 3,660 new cases over the last six days.  Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Monday that a “hotspot team” will soon increase testing capacity in ...

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Some NJ legislators want a law requiring flu vaccines for students. Activists say COVID precautions are enough This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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NEW JERSEY - Dr. Anthony Facui, who has become a household name as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, said during a virtual conversation with Gov. Phil Murphy that New Jersey has been a role model for other states battling COVID-19. Fauci recognized that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Bob Gutworth glided over the jagged bluffs and hovered above wind-tossed fields of tall grass. And when the countryside gave way to a volcano, he drifted over the craterous opening, passing unharmed through plumes of steam. It was the trip of a lifetime into the wilds of New ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Juggling diaper changes and Zoom meetings might be a good combination for some Americans. A new survey by researchers at Rutgers University reveals that working parents are happier with their job, and they are getting more done, than people without children. Researchers ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – One city pharmacy will be participating in the state’s program to distribute naloxone – an opioid overdose reversal drug commonly known by its brand name, Narcan. Walgreens at 20 Jersey Ave. will be giving away free dosages of naloxone Thursday, Friday and Saturday. "You ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The state is piloting a mobile app that will notify residents if they have been in close, prolonged contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said state employees as well as students from Montclair State University, ...

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