Health Care

Policy

COVID-19 delta variant looms as NY reopens

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has heralded this season as the “Summer of New York City,” in which the five boroughs will come roaring back from their pandemic-induced slumber, but the highly contagious new delta variant of COVID-19 threatens the mayor’s vision for the city.

Health Care

Policy

After de Blasio, will NYC’s mental health thrive?

The outgoing mayor’s signature initiative was much-criticized, and the pandemic has exacerbated psychiatric problems.

Coronavirus

Policy

Should NY relax its mask mandate?

Public health experts and epidemiologists are concerned that doing so could lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus

Policy

Is NY reopening too quickly?

It all depends on how well the city can adhere to COVID-19 restrictions.

New York State

Policy

Vaccine passports raise equity, privacy concerns

New York’s Excelsior Pass can’t be equitable until vaccinations are equitable, some advocates say.

Homelessness

Policy

Smaller homeless shelters need vaccination help

Overcoming hesitancy among residents and getting them to vaccination sites pose challenges.

Coronavirus

Policy

Is New York reopening too soon?

More transmissible COVID-19 variants are rapidly spreading, yet restrictions are being loosened.

Coronavirus

Policy

The kids are not alright

Getting them back into the classroom will help, but they’ll need more mental health support when they return.

Health Care

Policy

A timeline of Cuomo’s handling of COVID-19 in nursing homes

The governor is being criticized over the issue again. Here’s everything that has happened on it.

Health Care

Policy

NY’s murky records mask rising Medicaid costs

The state was quietly busting through its self-imposed Medicaid spending cap – and that was before the pandemic struck.

Coronavirus

Policy

Where does NY’s mental health stand?

The state’s residents are dealing with heightened levels of anxiety, depression and substance abuse – with too few resources available to them.

Opinion

Opinion

How midwives and doulas could reduce Black maternal mortality

New York City has a huge racial disparity in health problems among pregnant women.

Coronavirus

Policy

Upcoming vaccine shipments might not fix racial disparities

Experts say outreach efforts have to accelerate alongside increases in supplies.

New York City

Politics

NYC launches website to highlight social equity outcomes

New data shows the city’s race and gender gaps on health, economic and educational indicators.

Health Care

Policy

Did New York let doctors get away with sexual misconduct?

Internal whistleblowers say a branch of the state Department of Health was reluctant to penalize accused physicians.

Coronavirus

Policy

The leftover lottery

Each day New Yorkers line up outside of clinics and hospitals hoping to get an unclaimed dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of their eligibility.

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