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Vaccine Update – January 11, 2021

In an effort to keep up with this ever-changing situation, we have listed below the links to find the latest information from the District of Columbia, Montgomery County & Prince George’s County and the State of Maryland on vaccination schedules, and FAQ regarding the vaccine:

https://covidlink.maryland.gov/content/vaccine/
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/vaccine/
https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/3730/COVID-19-Vaccination
https://vaccinateqa.dc.gov/

For more information about mRNA research and the COVID-19 vaccine:
https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/why-are-mrna-vaccines-so-exciting-2020121021599

A Discussion with Drew Weissman, M.D., Ph.D
Understanding the COVID-19 vaccine

January 14, 2021 7 p.m. via Zoom Meeting  

Join us as we welcome Drew Weissman, M.D., Ph.D to lead a discussion about the COVID-19 vaccine.

It is no exaggeration to say that Drew Weissman is among a handful of scientists whose research is helping to save the world from COVID-19. Almost 23 years ago, Dr. Weissman began studying how messenger RNA (mRNA) could be used to create vaccines. Now his mRNA research underpins two of the leading coronavirus vaccines, one by Pfizer and the other by Moderna.

Dr. Weissman is a professor of medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his undergraduate and master degrees in biochemistry from Brandeis University and his MD, PhD from Boston University. He is a member of The Association of American Doctors, and was recently awarded The Brandeis University Alumni Achievement Award and The Advocacy Award from Research America.

Dr. Weissman states that "I've been working on mRNA most of my entire career, it's what I'm good at, what I find enjoyment in." He looks forward to speaking to the community.

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COVID update, December 23, 2020

Dear Valued Clients, Families and Professional Partners: I am writing today to share our updated infectious illness protocol at Debra Levy Eldercare Associates in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. While we are very excited about the arrival of the first vaccines being delivered to frontline healthcare workers, we are also mindful that the number […]

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“Should we bring Dad home?”, November 16, 2020

In the context of COVID, many families are wondering if an older relative would be better off moving out of their assisted living, memory care, or skilled nursing facility. It’s not an easy question to answer. The advantages of facility living. Facilities have staff on site 24/7 to assist with residents’ needs. They can provide […]

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When you can’t hold a funeral, October 19, 2020

Between travel concerns and restrictions on group gatherings, holding a traditional funeral can be challenging. Many families are turning to “virtual funerals” using video conferencing programs, such as Zoom. About 20% of funeral homes offer virtual services. And there are online companies that specialize in funerals. They assist with everything from sending out invitations and […]

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The importance of staying connected, July 13, 2020

Staying connected is extremely important. Isolation and loneliness are not just sad situations. They have been shown to increase the likelihood of dementia, depression, and heart disease in older adults. Even early death. As a family caregiver, you may be struggling to find ways to have meaningful interactions. Especially if the person you care for […]

Cold, Flu, or COVID-19?, June 22, 2020

If you sneeze or have a runny nose, should you worry? As it turns out, no. Most likely you’ve got a cold. No fever? Definitely not coronavirus or the flu. Use this chart to help distinguish between these three viruses. If you think you or someone you care for has the coronavirus, check with your […]

Keep Calm and Stay in Balance, June 22, 2020

 This is a time of great uncertainty. It’s natural to feel a wide range of emotions, including fear, anxiety, confusion, or loneliness. It is also a time to take extra care to address your feelings and keep them from paralyzing or overwhelming you.  Get the facts. Our emotional responses come from the part of our […]

Letter to our clients regarding COVID-19, March 31, 2020

Dear Valued Clients, Families and Professional Partners: I am writing today to share the updated infectious illness protocol at Debra Levy Eldercare Associates in response to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As with any and all illnesses that could potentially affect the vulnerable population we work with and encounter as Aging Life Care Managers, thoughtful […]

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Caring for a loved one with COVID-19?, March 6, 2020

What we know so far is that COVID-19 is spread much like the regular flu—through coughs and sneezes that put droplets in the air and on surfaces. It may be 2–14 days after exposure before a person has symptoms. That means people can spread the virus without knowing it. And many have symptoms that seem […]