The staff at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck faced the full fury of the COVID-19 pandemic in March and April. Bergen County was the site of one of the earliest and most deadly outbreaks in the country, which meant that an enormous effort was necessary to meet the challenge. And the danger.
TEANECK, N.J. - The stories from the beginning of the pandemic will stay with us forever...the shortage of hospital beds, the shortage of PPE for nurses and doctors, the frontline workers who didn't see their families for months at a time for safety and health reasons.
Brokers are peddling counterfeit medical gloves as a shortage of this critical commodity has tripled prices during the pandemic and pinched front-line and other workers as schools and businesses reopen. line and other workers as schools and businesses reopen.
“It’s really the only thing out there right now that has the potential to prevent infection — because some of the other things that we had hoped for and a lot of the off-the-shelf medications have not really panned out,” Thomas Birch, MD said.
The looming possibility of a “twindemic” of the seasonal flu overlapping with a second wave of the coronavirus has galvanized New Jersey’s doctors and public health officials to push harder this year to boost the number of people getting flu shots.
Today, September 3, 2020, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) outlined challenges and critical steps we must take to help prevent and be prepared for a potential second wave of COVID-19 cases in the Fifth District this fall.