Those who identify as Black make up only 4% of the nearly 254,000 New Jerseyans who have received COVID-19 vaccinations. Despite the toll the pandemic has taken on communities of color, a new survey finds that a large number of adults don’t see how health and institutional racism are connected and fail to recognize it as a predominant driver of poor health outcomes.
As the second COVID-19 surge threatens New Jersey hospitals, state health officials are urging people who test positive and have mild to moderate symptoms to immediately ask their doctors about getting monoclonal antibodies. Officials hope it will keep hospitals from getting overwhelmed.
Once you have received the COVID-19 vaccine, are you immune to the disease? And by wearing protective face masks and practicing social distancing, are we seeing a lower amount of flu cases? Our chief of infectious disease, Dr. Suraj Saggar weighs in during Fox 5 Health News.
Former Gov. Jon Corzine years ago called her the “conscience of the Legislature.” Gov. Phil Murphy yesterday said she may be “the most consequential legislator in the history of our state.” Former Gov. Chris Christie wanted to “take the bat out on her.