Understanding Which Coronavirus Vaccine Priority Group You Fall In.

I know a lot of people aren’t sure if they are going to receive the coronavirus vaccine, but I researched some information from (AARP) who’s source is the (CDC.) People age 75 and older and frontline essential workers, including police officers, firefighters, teachers, grocery store staff and U.S. Postal Service employees, should be next in line to get a COVID-19 vaccine, a federal advisory panel recommended on Dec. 20.

By a 13-1 vote, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) also recommended to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that people ages 65 to 74, people ages 16 to 64 with high-risk conditions and other essential workers follow in what’s being called Phase 1c, behind Americans 75-plus and frontline essential employees in Phase 1b. Whether or not to include all people 65 and older in Phase 1b consumed much of the debate during ACIP’s five-hour meeting.
— Read on www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2020/covid-vaccine-priority-groups.html

How Is The Middle Handling Covid-19

What is considered the middle?

Everyone’s talking about saving America’s middle class. But just who exactly falls into this group?

That’s actually a much more difficult question to answer than it seems. While some experts define the middle class by income, others define it by lifestyle. Still others say it’s a state of mind.

Let’s Take A Look

I’ve spoken to some who’ve considered themselves middle class and they are a bit angry right now because their income has declined but they make to much right now to receive government services and not quite enough to provide adequate resources for their family. So yes, what happens to those in the middle.

White Collar Effect

Unemployment has fallen from its pandemic peak of near 15%, but the rate stood at 8.4% in August, up from 3.5% in February, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unemployment for the arts, design, media, sports and entertainment was 12.7% in August, more than triple its year-earlier level. In education, it more than doubled to 10.2%. Sales and office unemployment was 7.8% in August, up from 3.8% in August 2019.

Architects and engineers, who earn $1,826 in average weekly pretax income, well above the $1,389 average among full-time wage and salaried workers, have seen unemployment rise to 3.7% from 0.8% a year earlier. Unemployment for computer and math occupations, which earn $1,919 a week on average, more than tripled to 4.6%.

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Can Coronavirus Affect Your Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is an exciting — and stressful — time. Your mind races with a zillion questions and concerns ranging from mild (but not silly — there are no silly questions when you’re pregnant) to very serious.

A common question is how illness affects the baby while you’re pregnant. You should always let your doctor know if you develop a fever during pregnancy because certain viruses may affect your baby’s health. Examples include:

cytomegalovirus (CMV)
varicella-zoster
Zika virus
rubella
parvovirus B19
herpes
HIV
In 2019, a new virus hit the world scene and spread rapidly: a novel coronavirus, responsible for the respiratory disease COVID-19. With Zika virus and its risks of birth abnormalities still fresh on many people’s minds, pregnant women may have added another worry to their growing lists.

And in 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO)Trusted Source declared the global outbreak of COVID-19 a “public health emergency of international concern.” Those are some scary words.

COVID-19 is still a new disease that hasn’t been well studied. How it affects pregnant women and their developing babies isn’t fully known. And that’s nerve-wracking.
— Read on www.healthline.com/health/pregnancy/coronavirus-pregnancy

How to Vote Safely in Person This November 3rd.

This has left voters with many questions about how best to cast their ballot on November 3, including how they can vote safely if they choose to do it in person.

First, assess the risks

Dr. Anne Monroe, MSPH, an associate research professor of epidemiology at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University, said that deciding to vote in person this fall — as with everything — bears consideration and weighing how much risk you’re assuming.

It boils down to your comfort level with assessing whether your local jurisdiction has put in place the needed precautions.

It also matters whether you personally feel you have been safe and haven’t been exposed to COVID-19 prior to voting, and what your comfort level is with entering a public space, Monroe told Healthline.
— Read on www.healthline.com/health-news/how-to-vote-safely-in-person-this-november

Houston hospitals turning away patients as coronavirus overwhelms ERs | The Texas Tribune

The busiest hospitals in Houston are increasingly telling emergency responders they cannot safely accept new patients as hundreds of coronavirus patients crowd emergency rooms, and hospitals scramble to open more intensive care space.
— Read on www.texastribune.org/2020/07/10/houston-coronavirus-emergency-rooms/

Texans elective surgery ban expanded in response to coronavirus | The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott said the decision is meant to free up resources to address the pandemic. The attorney general’s office has not said the order bans abortions, an assertion that sparked a legal battle over Abbott’s earlier prohibition on elective procedures.
— Read on www.texastribune.org/2020/07/09/texas-coronavirus-hospitalizations-elective-surgeries/