Health Care

Many residents of New York’s pediatric nursing homes, who are medically fragile children under the age of 21, have been unable to see their parents since the onset of the state’s COVID-19 crisis
Disability advocates point to a nursing shortage, among other causes.
Bill de Blasio visits NYC Health+Hospitals Elmhurst.
Increased reliance on Medicaid could further increase the state’s spending, though federal aid has helped offset the burden.
Nurses at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi  in May 2020.
Mixed messages and flimsy regulations could leave nurses and others defenseless again.
Lady Gaga is one of the performers at the 2020 MTV VMAs.
In the latest instance of COVID inequality, performers at MTV award show get special treatment.
On Thursday, it was revealed that roughly 400 of New York City’s 3,700 emergency medical services workers may soon be let go.
Without more funding, the city says it will be forced to fire 400 first responders.
Elmhurst Hospital in Queens
A new Health Department report said it could be too costly to implement for some hospitals and nursing homes.
COVID-19 testing center in Ocean Hill Brooklyn.
Experts say a national program to increase the supply of materials is needed.
People dining outdoors in NYC on July 8th.
What the “revolving core” of COVID-19 says about infections in New York.
Governor Cuomo during a briefing on July 13th.
As the rest of the country sees enormous spikes in coronavirus cases, the state braces for the inevitable.
Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn.
After a Black woman died after giving birth, renewed interest in tackling longstanding racial disparities.