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The Costs of Improving Hospital ‘Efficiency’

A trend toward consolidation is hamstringing our local hospitals’ ability to deliver quality, dependable care.

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Fighting Hunger in the Hudson Valley, One App at a Time

The FeedHV app has diverted nearly 200 tons of food from the waste stream to food assistance programs across the region, with demand spiking during the pandemic.

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COVID-19 Is Not the Only Emerging Disease Worrying Scientists

Amid public health focus on the pandemic, vector-borne disease in the Northeast remains a persistent and evolving threat.

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Long COVID May Bring A Wave Of Nervous System Disorders. Are We Ready?

Cases of debilitating neurological conditions called dysautonomia are showing up in COVID survivors. But patients are still struggling to find proper care.

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The CDC Is Urging Masks Again. What Does it Mean for New York?

The Delta variant has brought on a new wave of the pandemic, which may force behavioral changes even for the vaccinated.

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The Pandemic Is Fading. But for First Responders, a Longer Struggle Begins

Rescue workers witnessed new levels of tragedy last year, but the field lacks the resources for workers to deal with the ensuing trauma.

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New York State’s Mask Mandate Is Lifting. What Now?

Vaccination has sent COVID-19 infection rates sharply downward, but we’re a long way from herd immunity, and now we’re on the honor system. Here’s our guide to navigating the new normal.

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Will This Be the Year New York Passes Universal Health Care?

The New York Health Act would establish a single-payer healthcare system covering every New Yorker. Its proponents say the pandemic has made it more urgent than ever.

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Vaccine Rates Among the Incarcerated Remain Low Amid Mistrust and Misinformation

Many people behind bars are turning down or deferring vaccination, despite months of advocacy to get vaccines into jails and prisons.

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The Fight for a Fairer Home Care System

The pandemic created new urgency around efforts to improve conditions for New York State’s beleaguered home care workers.

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Coronavirus Roundup: Universal Vaccine Eligibility for Adults Is Here in New York

All New Yorkers 16 and up can get a vaccine starting tomorrow. Plus: New travel guidance from the CDC, positive news on child vaccinations, and a note on the future of the roundup.

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Coronavirus Roundup: All Adults in New York Will Be Eligible for Vaccination Next Week

Surprise! Plus: Cases are rising, a new mass vaccination site is coming to the Hudson Valley, and the CDC has good news on how well the vaccines are working.

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Need a Vaccine? Meet the Greenburgh COVID Angels

A Westchester County volunteer group has helped more than 2,000 local residents get appointments in less than two months.

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New York Expands Vaccine Eligibility, Pharmacy Guidance in Race Against Variants

State confirms first case of P.1 variant, and new cases overall are declining more slowly. Plus: free internet for low-income students and free donuts for any vaccinated person.

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Coronavirus Roundup: Biden Vows Return to Normal by Summer, While Cuomo’s Vaccine Czar Twists Arms

Plus: New York Democrats increase heat on governor, a new law guarantees time for vaccination, and the state’s rapid testing program is expanding.

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Coronavirus Roundup: Vaccinated Americans Can Socialize Indoors, CDC Says

A glimpse into the post-pandemic future. Plus: Cuomo stripped of emergency powers, the Senate passes Biden’s stimulus bill, and more vaccine is coming to New York counties.

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A Guide to Getting Vaccinated in the Hudson Valley and Catskills

The who, what, when, where, why, and how of COVID-19 vaccination in our region.

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Coronavirus Roundup: On New York’s COVID Anniversary, Cuomo Dodges the Limelight

Amid allegations of sexual harassment and scrutiny over his handling of the pandemic, the governor has gone quiet. Plus: the FDA approves a third vaccine, Kingston gets a rapid testing site, and county health departments can now vaccinate the elderly.

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Remote Access to Abortion Medication Restricted by Supreme Court

The court reinstated in-person requirements despite the ongoing threat of COVID. Reproductive justice activists in New York are responding with an educational campaign.

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Coronavirus Roundup: Scrutiny Surrounds Cuomo As Calls to Strip Emergency Powers Grow Louder

Plus: new nursing home visitation rules, an update on child vaccines, a mass vaccination hub is coming to Yonkers, and the US surpasses a half-million confirmed COVID-19 deaths.

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