New York City, NYInternational Business Times

4 New COVID-19 Variants Found In NYC Sewers, Likely Antibody-Resistant

A group of researchers has found four new COVID-19 variants in sewers in New York City and noted that the new strains could reduce the efficacy of existing vaccines. In a preprint study published on medRxiv Thursday, a team of virologists and microbiologists from The City University of New York’s Queens and Queensborough colleges, the New School and the University of Missouri suggested that the four new combinations of COVID mutations could be infecting dogs and rats, which may lead to an outbreak in the city’s sewers.
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New York City, NYComplex

Researchers Find Several COVID-19 Variants in NYC Wastewater

A team of microbiologists and virologists have found evidence of COVID-19 mutations in New York City’s sewage plants. According to The City, researchers from CUNY’s Queens and Queensborough colleges, the New School, and the University of Missouri have spent the past year collecting and studying samples from the city’s wastewater treatment facilities. The team analyzed the sewage to monitor trends in coronavirus transmission and eventually found four COVID variants that appear to be antibody resistant. The origins of these never-before-seen mutations remain unclear; however, researchers have found evidence that rats and dogs were possibly being infected with the virus, which could result in further mutations.
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CBS New York

New Proposal To Cap Classroom Capacity In NYC Due To COVID

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s a new proposal to cap classroom capacity in New York City. The move is designed to help with social distancing in classrooms to protect against COVID and improve the learning process. If the bill is approved, it would mean, on average, the maximum number of students per classroom would be anywhere from 14 to 21. Last year, high schools reportedly had roughly 26 kids per class. COVID VACCINE New York State book online here or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX New York City book online here or call 877-VAX-4NYC Track NYC vaccinations by zip code Nassau County more info here Suffolk County more info here Westchester County more info here New Jersey book online here or call 1-855-568-0545 Connecticut book online here The president of the teachers union supports the proposal. The legislation would give city schools three years to phase in the changes.
New York City, NYNewsChannel 36

N.Y. Attorney General Letitia James urges Facebook to fight against COVID-19 misinformation in latino communities

(WENY) -- New York Attorney General Letitia James is fighting against disinformation from social medial platforms during the pandemic. According to the AG's website, yesterday James sent a letter to Facebook leading a coalition of advocates in the latino community. In it, they're urging the company to address inaccurate myths about the virus and the available vaccines.
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I Started My First Job During COVID — How Will I Go Into an Office?

I spent a good portion of the pandemic frantically applying for jobs. I graduated college in June 2019, just a few months before whisperings of a new coronavirus began circulating, and though I had an exciting internship lined up for 2020, my position was eventually cut short due to the economic effects of COVID-19. The next thing I knew, it was mid-2020, the world had changed, and there I was: recently graduated, living with my parents in my home state of California, applying for every publishing job I could find.
Suffolk County,

Op-ed: Want to beat COVID?

The vaccine rollout throughout New York, and especially Long Island, has been a success. Nearly two-thirds of the state’s population and 75 percent of those over 18 have received at least one dose. Suffolk County’s numbers are on par with the state’s average. Unfortunately, the news here is worse, and...
Manhattan, NYNew York Post

Broadway to require COVID vaccine proof and masks when shows return

The Broadway League announced Friday that Manhattan’s famed strip of theaters will require audiences, performers and backstage staff to show proof of vaccination against the coronavirus as the city’s performing arts ready for their fall return. Additionally, audiences will be required to wear masks while in the theaters, except while...
New York Post

Texas pediatric hospitals report uptick in COVID-19 patients

Northern Texas hospitals are reporting an increase in pediatric COVID-19 patients as federal data indicates the state is battling a high level of viral transmission. As of July 28, Cook Children’s had 14 COVID-19 patients, with a seven-day positivity rate at 9 percent, hospital spokesperson Kim Brown told Fox News. The figures reflect an increase, with Brown adding, “on June 2nd, our seven-day percent positivity rate was 1 percent and we were seeing less than 10 COVID-19 positive tests per day.”
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Paterson Times

St. Joseph’s Health is requiring all employees to get Covid-19 vaccine

St. Joseph’s Health on Thursday announced it is mandating all its employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19. St. Joseph’s Health runs the St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center in Wayne, and St. Joseph’s Healthcare & Rehab Center in Cedar Grove. It employs more than 5,000 people, all of whom will have to get vaccinated.