What’s the difference between isolation and quarantine?

Isolation and quarantine are terms used interchangeably but have slightly different meanings and intents when it comes to trying to control an infectious outbreak. Isolation is for the people known to have acquired a disease. If you are confirmed to be sick with a disease, it’s important to get you away from people who are …

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What’s the difference between Coronavirus and Covid-19?

None of us are expected to be experts in epidemiology (the branch of medicine which deals with diseases) , but we should at least know the back story behind the name of the disease that’s dominating the world right now. Coronavirus belong to a family of viruses that have become common in infectious-disease outbreaks across …

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Results of closing restaurants and bars is different in Black neighborhoods

How would you feel if you went to bed last night to get ready for your early morning shift working at the breakfast diner and wake up to learn you are out of work for 2-weeks? Pennsylvania’s governor, under the guidance of the Department of Health (DOH), using his authority under the state’s COVID-19 disaster …

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Who is saying What about the Coronavirus in Chester?

Maybe it’s just me, but the City of Chester seems to be a tad cavalier in their communication to the residents about Covid-19, the Coronavirus. If you haven’t already noticed, inner city poor communities are not the focus populations of those targeted to get information on the virus. Yet, we have the greatest potential for …

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