Suffolk County Covid-19 Death Toll Rises by 22

Suffolk County lost 22 more people to Covid-19, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday. Statewide, a total of 202 more New Yorkers died due to COVID-19,  bringing the total to 32,379.  The newest numbers came as New York State posted a notice on its website Read More …

Joining a Waitlist Means Waiting to Hear More About Vaccine

Wait. When is a waitlist not a waitlist? When it’s a communications list. Dr. Matthew Harris, a Northwell pediatrician and emergency medicine specialist, said Tuesday that people who were put on a waitlist when they tried to schedule a Covid-19 vaccine weren’t reserving a place Read More …

NY Adds Over-65s, Immune Compromised to Vaccine Eligibility

Updated: New York will provide the Covid-19 vaccine to people over 65 and those with compromised immune systems,  Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo  said Tuesday, though he complained about a lack of clarity on what health problems would be included. The Centers for Disease Control announced Read More …

Confusion, Frustration on First Day of Expanded Vaccine Program

Residents looking to register for the Covid-19 vaccine ran into jammed phone lines and some confusion Monday. The state expanded the pool of people eligible for the vaccine as of Monday,  adding making about 3 million more residents eligible. Added were people 75 and up Read More …

Eligibility for Covid-19 Vaccine Expands

 New Yorkers within priority group 1b can now begin scheduling appointments Monday afternoon with individual providers, including pharmacies, local health departments, and hospitals, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. New Yorkers can begin calling the New York State Vaccination Hotline at 4PM on Monday, Jan. 11: Read More …

Op-Ed: Jewish View on the Covid-19 Vaccination

During the last month of 2020 companies have had the vaccine against Covid 19 approved. The first was Pfizer, then Moderna and finally AstraZeneca. More will be forthcoming in the very near future. OBJECTIONS ON RELIGIOUS GROUNDS I know that there are many people who Read More …

State Expanding Covid-19 Vaccination Sites, Cuomo Says

New York State has 636 sites up and and administering the Covid-19 virus, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday. He also said he wants essential worker groups, such as fire and police departments, educators and public transit organizations to begin making plans to vaccinate their Read More …

Letter: Vaccines Are Key to Ending Covid-19 Epidemic

Dear Editor, The year 2020 has been one of the most challenging years for humankind as we respond and work to end the coronavirus pandemic. Throughout 2020, the outlook was bleak with little good news of an end in sight.  However, in December, with the Read More …

Huntington Leaders Will Wait Their Turn for Covid-19

Huntington town leaders say they support the Covid-19 vaccine but will wait their turn before rolling up their sleeves to receive theirs. They won’t be jumping to the front of the vaccination line under any continuity of government program that has given national government leaders Read More …

State Reports 8 More Covid-19 Deaths in Suffolk

New York State reported another 115 Covid-19 deaths Sunday, bringing the statewide total in the epidemic to 29,511. Eight of those deaths were in Suffolk County.  Statewide, another 299 patients were hospitalized. “As we near the end of the holiday season, New York remains locked Read More …

State Expects 346,000 Moderna Doses for Covid-19 Next Week

New York State is expected to receive 336,000 doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine next week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said, after the FDA authorized its use. A state panel approved the vaccine earlier in the day, pending the FDA action. Cuomo said 19,000 New Read More …