Good to Go: The Rise of Travel Nursing
Soaring demand for nurses during the pandemic has changed the front lines of health care. Is it sustainable?
The Anti-Vaxxers Won. This Is Pandemic Country.
The pandemic is not over. So why are we acting like it is?
Students and Educators Discuss the Ongoing Effects of the Pandemic
A recap of The River’s panel event.
With Mandates Lifted, Small Businesses Face New Challenges
The worst of the pandemic hardships are over. Now what?
COVID Appears to Worsen Brain Function in Dementia Patients
New data indicates the virus may accelerate cognitive decline. The way we respond may not be helping.
Two Years Into the Pandemic, Here’s Why I’m Still Paying Attention
There’s still so much we can do to protect each other.
Overwhelmed by Omicron: Stories from the Pandemic’s Third Wave
We talked to people around the Hudson Valley and Catskills about their experiences with the latest COVID-19 surge.
Anti-Vaxxers Maintain Persistent Presence in the Hudson Valley
The Columbia County group Do We Need This? is waging an aggressive campaign of disinformation, with vaccine uptake stalled and Omicron surging.
We Still Have Options to Fight the Vaccination Misinformation Crisis
We need more creative messaging from the government, beyond mere incentives and mandates that deepen distrust and disconnection.
New York’s COVID Plan for Surviving January
Omicron has a lot of new tricks up its sleeve. New York is mostly betting that the old moves will work.
How to Weather Omicron: A Local Guide
Cases are poised to eclipse records, but there’s more to the picture. Here’s our local, practical guide to the variant that’s changing everything.
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.
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.
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.
Disputes Over Federal Relief Funds Reflect Longstanding Tensions Within KCSD
Parents and teachers are frustrated with the Kingston school district’s response to COVID-19, and its track record on community involvement and equity.
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.
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.
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.
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.