January 11, 2023

Experimental decoy drug tricks coronavirus, then destroys it.

The coronavirus has been a shifty foe, with new variants and subvariants rapidly evolving to evade vaccines and treatments. Researchers at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are working on an experimental drug that takes one of the virus’ most dangerous traits — its talent for mutation — and turns it back on itself. 

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Conversations on COVID-19

Jersey Kicks COVID effort to address vaccine hesitancy in women of color in New Jersey has launched five podcast episodes. You can now listen to all five episodes.

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Call for Requests:

Community Engagement Virtual Salons (CEVS)

CEVS bring researchers together with patients, community members, and health care stakeholders to actively participate in cross-talk. It provides a forum for generating research questions, identifying evidence gaps, and defining outcomes meaningful to patients. To see a CEVS in action, take a look at the summary video featured below.

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Upcoming Events

Jazz Up Pantry Basics

January 13, 1pm ET

There’s more to our pantry staples than meets the eye. Learn the nutritional value of overlooked basics and how to make them stand out!

RWJ Fitness & Wellness 3100 Quakerbridge Rd Mercerville, NJ 08619.

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Virtual Yoga

January 16, 6pm ET

A certified yoga teacher will address individual needs and/or medical limitations in this class. Utilizing this ancient practice can often help promote inner peace, mental clarity, increased strength, flexibility, and overall well-being.

To register or for more information, please call 973-322-7007.

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Community Resources

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Department of Pediatrics has a website with multilingual resources about COVID-19 vaccines for children and young adults. Resources are available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Tagalog, Hindi, and Korean, the top six languages spoken in New Jersey.

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub: The State of New Jersey has put together a list of resources about the COVID-19 virus including testing sites, signs and symptoms, and FAQs about social services. 

You can find community-based and local COVID-19 testing site locations and hours here.

Visit New Jersey’s COVID-19 Vaccine Registration site to pre-register for the vaccine. New Jersey's Covid-19 Vaccine Appointment Call Center can be reached at 855-568-0545.

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