Policy

Line at Morrisania Hospital in the Bronx in 1947 for the smallpox vaccine.
New York City gave smallpox vaccines to 5 million residents in just two weeks 74 years ago. What have we unlearned?
New York is ahead of other large states when it comes to the number of vaccinated people per 100,000 residents.
Residents are starting to get the second doses they need to be protected against COVID-19.
COVID-19 restrictions sign in London in November 2020.
The seemingly more transmissible variant is in the United States.
COVID-19 vaccine
New York is investigating whether ParCare Community Health Network gave out vaccines to people who didn’t qualify.
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.
Image of a snowy street in NYC during a blizzard.
Things are guaranteed to get worse before they get any better in 2021.
New York City’s plan to build new jails to replace the notorious Rikers Island complex dominated headlines this fall.
Losing your Medicaid coverage while incarcerated during a pandemic is dangerous.
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.
Syracuse, New York
A soon-to-be-introduced bill could change that.
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