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Health Care

Why is the Bronx’s COVID-19 vaccination rate so low?

Experts said a mistrust of doctors, a lack of access to vaccination sites and online conspiracy theories were contributing factors.

Health Care

COVID-19 delta variant FAQ

We answer all your questions, from should I keep wearing a mask if I’m vaccinated to why are vaccinated people contracting the coronavirus?

Health Care

COVID-19 ‘long-haulers’ join the ranks of disabled Americans

On the anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a new wave of people with disabilities are adjusting to their new normals.

Health Care

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.

New York City

NYC launches website to highlight social equity outcomes

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

New York City

Black churches give back

A short history of faith-led community outreach projects in NYC.

New York City

The Black clergy takes on the virus

How leaders of faith are banding together to spread the word on COVID-19 safety and the vaccine.

New York State

Ideas for a new New York

Experts, advocates and lawmakers on the ambitious policies that could remake New York after the pandemic.

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New York City

Oxiris Barbot resigns as NYC health commissioner

She will be replaced by Dave Chokshi, who was a senior leader at New York City Health + Hospitals.

New York State

Independent pharmacies need COVID-19 testing support

Unlike CVS and Walgreens, the state’s smaller pharmacies may struggle to begin administering coronavirus tests.

Coronavirus

New Yorkers are struggling with mental health issues

But the city and state have resources available for those in need.

Budget

Cuomo warns of $8.2 billion in cuts to localities

Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to slash aid to localities by $8.2 billion and cut state agency budgets by 10% unless new federal aid comes through in the coming weeks

Coronavirus

NY still doesn’t have enough PPE

New emergency guidelines go against everything medical workers have been taught about using personal protective equipment.

Andrew Cuomo

A coronavirus confederacy rises

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other governors pitch President Donald Trump on a multi-state pact to reopen for business.

New York State

Where things landed in the New York state budget

A lot is at stake with bail reform, public school funding, Medicaid and other key issues.