When Can We Socialize? Long Island is now officially in Phase 1 of the New York Forward Plan for reopening society. There are a few industries that are able to resume business during this phase, but you have to start somewhere. With a little luck we will progress to Phase 2 in a couple [...]
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'Tis The Season To Be Sneezy, Fa La La La La, La La Achoo! While coronavirus has been the non-stop topic for nearly all of us for the last couple of months, today we switch gears a bit to discuss seasonal allergies. The last couple of weeks has brought with it the dawn [...]
Coronvirus Update We are now two months into New York State on PAUSE, and while several regions have met the metrics for entering Phase 1 of returning to normalcy, here on Long Island we have at least one more week before we have an opportunity to do so as well. You can track [...]
Happy Mother's Day (and the Weekly Update)!!!!! Happy Mother’s Day!!!! Lots to cover, so sorry in advance for the length of the post and contributing to your likely excessive COVID-19 related increase in daily screen time. Will start today with a little bit about the reports of a Kawasaki Like Syndrome and concerns [...]
We have a few topics to cover today and will try to do so as succinctly as possible. Since our prior communication, the FDA has approved an antibody test that has been validated as being highly sensitive and specific. What that means is that if you were exposed to COVID-19, the blood test will [...]
There is another term being used a lot in media discussions recently known as an “R-value.” It is not a new term, but for most of us has never been relevant. Today, we will walk you through what this value denotes, the two different manners in which this number is utilized, and how it [...]
As we rapidly approach the end of a second month of staying home, some parts of the country are beginning to ease their restrictions. Even in New York, there is some discussion about doing similarly. That being said, there is little new guidance to offer as to exactly when or how this concludes since [...]
Since our last update, some officials are reporting that overall cases in New York area may be decreasing. While it sounds positive, the trend, if accurate, is so far in its infancy and by no means is an indication that spread of this virus has reached its finality. Our officials are also beginning to [...]
Nearly a month into quarantine, and still no defined end in sight. Daily we continue to be bombarded with messages on how the situation may be improving or continuing to worsen. Some of these messages are based on facts, others speculation. Suffice it to say, this situation is clearly going to be suboptimal for [...]
Good morning all. Another week of quarantine in the books, and a whole lot of stir-crazy folks trying at home to juggle remote work schedules, attempting to provide an education for their children, entertain their children, and maintain as much of a sense of normalcy as possible under the circumstances. We hope you are [...]