Mayor de Blasio handing out face masks in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on May 16, 2020.
The city has met four of the state’s reopening metrics and could be ready to reopen in June.
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Cuomo leaves his daily COVID-19 briefing after announcing that New York's seventh region hit the benchmark to reopen on Wednesday
Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweaked the state’s reopening guidelines for the Capital Region and Western New York.
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Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot and Mayor de Blasio on April 5, 2020.
De Blasio is getting bogged down in scandals with two of the city’s public health leaders.
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Some doctors have switched from giving their patients intravenous chemotherapy to oral chemotherapy medication so they can receive their treatment at home, but this doesn't work for all patients.
Everything from cancer treatments to organ transplants have been put off due to the pandemic.
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In New York City, the current starting salary for a trained EMS worker is about $33,320, whereas the starting salary for a NYPD officer is $42,500 and it’s $45,196 for a city firefighter.
EMS workers make less than cops and firefighters and COVID-19 has hit them hard. That’s why they want a raise.
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Governor Cuomo on May 12, 2020.
The governor’s excuses for leaving sign language interpretation out of his pandemic don’t make much sense.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio visits the newly-opened COVID-19 testing site at the Ida G. Israel Community Health Center on May 2, 2020.
The mayor, frequently at odds with the department, selected the city’s public hospital system for COVID-19 contact tracing.
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The entrance the Lenox Hill Northwell urgent care facility in Greenwich Village on May 1.
From immunotherapies to vaccines, the state’s medical community is looking at all of its options to combat the infectious disease.
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New York nursing homes have become COVID-19 hotbeds.
Limited staff, insufficient training and a lack of funding.
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The Empire State Building lit up blue for MTA workers on Wednesday, April 19th.
It may be good for cleaning, but what about essential workers and the homeless?
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Amanda Luz Henning Santiago
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