From Albany: Housing Discrimination Bill; Demand for Zucker to Testify

Assemblyman Keith Brown (R,C,I- Northport) and other Assembly Republican membersĀ  are pushing a subpoena requiring New York State Commissioner of Health Dr. Howard A. Zucker to testify before the Legislature regarding COVID-19 nursing home deaths. Republicans are seeking answers to questions about Covid-19 deaths inĀ  Read More …

Update: James Challenges Cuomo on Count of Covid-19 Nursing Home Deaths

Updated: General Letitia James Thursday accused the Cuomo administration of undercounting the number of Covid-19 deaths of patients at nursing homes. State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker replied that the state numbers were not an undercount of the total number of the deaths but rather Read More …

Hospitals Told to Expand Capacity if Covid-19 Surge Continues

New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker  issued a letter Wednesday to hospital administrators on directives  to expand to hospital capacity during the Covid-19 epidemic. On Dec. 7, hospitals were directed to expand capacity by 25 percent, and directed to expand by an additional 25 Read More …

First Covid-19 Vaccines Could Arrive This Weekend

  Covid-19 vaccines are expected to arrive on Long Island as early as this weekend, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday.  The first batch of 26,500 Pfizer doses are designated for nursing home residents and staff and high-risk health care workers, meaning those who work Read More …