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There have been more than 120,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the Bronx, leading to 5,500 deaths. Those who live through COVID-19 could face months, if not years, of lingering effects, burdening already strained budgets. more
Kirstyn Brendlen’s story on the front page of the Oct. 8 issue highlights how demonstrators in two communities — protesting the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis — receive totally different treatment by the police on June 4. more
Recently enacted emergency legislation protecting New Yorkers from eviction and supported by our local legislators makes a good start on a newly visible housing catastrophe. Too many of our Bronx neighbors face deeply entrenched housing inequity: Scarcity of affordable housing makes rents unaffordable, and forces overcrowding into substandard buildings. 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
COVID-19 is getting worse. More of us are under quarantine, in “containment zones,” self-quarantined, observing “social distances,” using handshake alternatives — and washing our hands more than Lady Macbeth. more
Google searches reveal our deepest fears: Stock markets crashing. Coronavirus cases skyrocketing. A virus threatens our wealth and health. And we search for answers that give us no good direction. more
Why did Gov. Cuomo recently veto a bill that would have reduced the cost of prescription drugs, hospital care and outpatient procedures in New York? more
Another year, the same problem. That’s why Barbara Estrin and many others braved the early December cold to rally on city hall’s steps on Dec. 3. It was the second time members of Not 62: The Campaign for a Healthy Bronx, have spoken out for better health care in the borough. more
“If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,” Joe Biden declared on the day that General Motors (already holding out for higher medical co-pays and deductibles in the new contract) cut strikers’ health insurance, forcing the union to pay for COBRA. On Sept. 26, GM restored worker health benefits, but the issue of employer-based insurance remains. more
Happy 54th birthday, Medicare! You increase our life expectancy and quality of life. You’re our most trusted health care program. more
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