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 …

Northwell to Lead LI Covid-19 Vaccination Effort

Regional centers will administer the Covid-19 vaccination program, with Northwell Health taking the lead on Long Island. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday that Phase 2 of the program will begin early next year. Cuomo also announced that the state has launched the Vaccinate New Read More …

Covid-19 Vaccine: A Pediatrician Answers Your Questions

If you are anything like me, you got emotional and even moved to tears while watching the rollout of the Covid vaccine to healthcare workers. I personally look forward to the day when I will be offered the opportunity to receive the vaccine. While most Read More …

Northwell Nurse Is First to Get Covid-19 Vaccine in U.S.

 Sandra Lindsay, a nurse in the intensive care unit of  Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, was the first person in the United States to receive the Covid-19 vaccine on Monday. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said, “We trust science here in New York. The Read More …

More Covid-19 Vaccines Scheduled to Ship to New York

A state panel has approved the distribution of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine and the first doses of the Moderna vaccine are due shortly before Christmas, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday. “We have said from day one, for us, to properly combat this virus, it 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 …