Health Care

Governor Cuomo announcing the Vaccine Equity Task Force
Members of a new state task force explain what needs to be done to beat COVID-19.
The first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine given in the United States.
It appears to be more transmissible, but it’s unclear if it’s different enough to be unaffected by existing vaccines.
The coronavirus revealed the cracks in New York's foundation.
Experts, advocates and lawmakers on the ambitious policies that could remake New York after the pandemic.
Image of a snowy street in NYC during a blizzard.
Things are guaranteed to get worse before they get any better in 2021.
Nurse Sandra Lindsay is the first New Yorker to receive a federally approved COVID-19 vaccine
An ICU nurse from Queens has become the first person to receive a federally approved COVID-19 vaccine.
Nurse-staffed adult day health care programs served roughly 8,000 chronically ill patients across New York.
Families rely on them to provide necessary care so that primary caregivers can go to work.
Syracuse, New York
A soon-to-be-introduced bill could change that.
The Beach Terrace Nursing Home in Long Beach, New York.
Though access to PPE and testing has improved, understaffing could leave long-term care facilities vulnerable.
Nurses outside of Montefiore Moses Hospital in the Bronx.
Experts say national changes, including universal health care, needed to address race and income disparities.
The coronavirus is once again raging across New York state but a few people will be made safe from COVID-19 this month.
Beginning this week, the rollout will likely continue until the middle of 2021.