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Coronavirus

Language barriers compound COVID-19 challenges among non-English speakers

More than 200 languages are spoken in New York City, making pandemic outreach efforts a monumental task.

Health Care

Hochul’s chapter amendments could undermine new birth center law

A rift grew among birth advocates as progressive legislators asked them to compromise with the governor – or risk a veto.

Health Care

How New York could cover its 1 million uninsured residents

A new report models several options – other than the New York Health Act – that the state could take to expand health care access.

Coronavirus

Hochul: New York’s decreasing COVID-19 case count a ‘glimmer of hope’

The state’s omicron wave appears to be reaching its peak, and surpassing it in New York City, officials said Monday.

Coronavirus

New state data shows exactly how many people are hospitalized because of COVID-19

A majority of hospital patients who test positive for the coronavirus do not need treatment for the virus.

Health Care

Doctors say NYC’s omicron wave could end in a matter of weeks

Modeling projections off of London and South Africa, local health experts are hopeful that the variant will peak by mid-January.

Policy

New York hospitals see significant upticks in COVID-19 admissions

Gov. Kathy Hochul has urged calm and said the state is not in the same situation as earlier in the pandemic.

Health Care

Child COVID-19 hospitalizations surge

The number of admissions among infected New York City kids has increased four-fold since the first week of December.

Health Care

Hochul to unveil new COVID-19 plans on New Year’s Eve

Public health restrictions might tighten in the upcoming weeks if hospitalizations continue to rise.

Health Care

Will New York allow terminally ill people to end their lives?

A bill to legalize so-called medical aid in dying has been introduced in the state Legislature for years. It’s fate in 2022 is still uncertain.

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Coronavirus

FAQ: All of your omicron questions answered

State and local officials have rolled out a fresh slate of measures to combat the spread of the highly transmissible new coronavirus variant in recent days.

Health Care

COVID-19 test providers are taking days to produce results

A coalition of lawmakers in Queens is calling for more testing sites as omicron is expected to take weeks to run its course.

Health Care

New York hits another day of record COVID cases

The state broke its single-day case-count record for the fourth consecutive day amid omicron’s rip.

Health Care

Omicron breakthrough cases becoming more prevalent

Gov. Kathy Hochul is emphasizing booster shots as new science highlights how the coronavirus variant evades vaccines.

Health Care

Is it finally, finally the year for the New York Health Act?

Single-payer health care’s biggest champion, Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, will retire after the 2022 legislative session.