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New York has expanded its list of people eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine currently authorized under emergency use for Pfizer and Moderna. more
For most of Lauren Wechsler’s life, the odds have been stacked against her. But Lauren survived it all. And through her seemingly never-ending health ordeals, she maintained a positive attitude and an indomitable spirit. That didn’t go unnoticed. more
Guards have been protecting a brand-new empty building, never occupied, at 311 W. 231st St., for two years, but no one knows what they are actually protecting it for. Eugene Hollander originally built the six-story structure as a nursing home to be called Hollander Care Center. What it will end up forms the nub of a controversial debate. more
With a change in seasons and a drop in infection rates, conversation around the coronavirus pandemic shifted over the summer. Where a traumatic spring of overflowing hospitals and hundreds of deaths a day in the city had kept focus on “flattening the curve” and reducing transmission, months of infection rates below 1 percent prompted conversations about the struggling restaurant industry, schools reopening, and vaccine development. more
The power of one. Generally a concept with positive connotations, talking about how any one person can make a difference. But there’s a flip side to that, especially when it comes to nursing homes and adult care facilities. And it’s one few of us care to even think about. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo must, especially in the middle of a pandemic. more
There have been 222 confirmed deaths in Bronx nursing homes and adult care facilities related to complications from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. But a new report released by the state's health department says that number could be as high as nearly 630. more
Add another neighborhood nursing home to the growing list of Bronx facilities getting hit by the coronavirus. Methodist Home for Nursing & Rehabilitation on Manhattan College Parkway has become the 11th nursing home in the borough to report at least five deaths related to complications from COVID-19 to the state. more
Ever since the state started releasing specific nursing homes reporting at least five deaths related to complications of COVID-19, the Bronx has had just nine facilities on the list. On Monday, however, that number grew to 10 with Schervier Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at 2975 Independence Ave.,  reporting six deaths. more
Nearly 12,200 people in New York have died from complications related to COVID-19 through Friday — a number that continues to climb by the hundreds each day — but new data released by the governor's office shows a quarter of those deaths are coming from nursing homes and adult care facilities. more
If single-payer health care is passed in New York — or anywhere else in the country, for that matter — expect the sky to fall. That’s the clarion call of Sally Pipes, the president and chief executive of the California conservative think tank Pacific Research Institute, in an opinion piece published in The Riverdale Press last July. more
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