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Josh Greenfield’s letter to the editor was heartfelt and very supportive. more
With its first deaths from complications related to COVID-19, Yemen has entered a troubling new phase in the ongoing humanitarian crisis stemming from its civil war. more
Mother’s Day 2020 was hardly celebratory for elderly mothers, with too many locked in isolation by the statewide shutdown, or in nursing homes that don’t allow visitors. more
When my teenage kids told me they both lost their sense of taste and smell, I knew I was next. And sure enough, two days later, my chest started hurting. more
In the wake of the reckoning that destroyed the Independent Democratic Conference led by our former state Sen. Jeffrey Klein, only two members of that Republican-friendly group remained standing: Staten Island’s Diane Savino and Rockland County’s David Carlucci. more
The battle against COVID-19 in America’s nursing homes is a war against an invisible enemy. In preparing for battle, we wrote policies, increased our supply orders in an attempt to stockpile, and prepared our staff with weeks of education as we knew the enemy was getting closer. By the beginning of March, the nursing home industry was ready to fight. more
I am a resident of Passaic, New Jersey, but my parents live in Riverdale. This year, Pesach happened in the middle of a modern “plague” in a nowadays Egypt with stay-at-home orders and other restrictions that made our preparations for the holiday more complicated “than ever before,” as our president likes to say. more
I am still scared. I am still furious. I see no end soon. more
New York’s Democratic Party has just spit in the eye of its members by denying Bernie Sanders’ campaign the right to elect delegates to the convention this summer. Instead of making room in the convention debates on the platform, the party wielded its heavy hand, smothering debate on the issues on which Joe Biden will seek election. more
I recently drew up instructions for my family to follow on my behalf should I fall victim to COVID-19. I did this in response to news reports that the New York Fire Department had issued new guidelines to paramedics, instructing them not to resuscitate cardiac patients who had no pulse, because emergency rooms are so overcrowded. more
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