Greenwich, CTMiddletown Press

'We need to remain flexible': Greenwich private schools draft tentative plans amid increasing COVID cases

GREENWICH — Thomas Philip had imagined a mask-less return to normalcy for the fall. In May and June, after an up-and-down school year amid COVID-19, it appeared that Connecticut was turning a corner. Cases, hospitalizations and deaths were low. Vaccines were being widely distributed. Businesses were operating without restrictions. And schools had ended the year on a triumphant note, with in-person graduations and end-of-year ceremonies.
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Morris County,

COVID-19 case count in Morris County

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Here is the latest case count of COVID-19 in Morris County on July 30, 2021:. *Montville’s increase in cases is due to lab error and will need further investigation. The figures reflect COVID-19 positive cases as of the date and time indicated, some cases which may...
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CBS New York

New York City Rolls Out $100 Incentive For Getting Vaccinated As CDC Report Warns Delta Variant As Contagious As Chicken Pox

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An internal document from the CDC warns the Delta variant is changing the battle against COVID-19. It comes as New York City ups the anti with new incentives for getting vaccinated, CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported. On Friday, the city started paying $100 to anyone who gets the shot at a city-run site. People lined up outside the American Museum of Natural History in the morning. They said the $100 incentive is a great perk, but public pressure and concerns about the variant contributed to their decision. “Just being around a lot of people, I just thought it’s about time. It’s...
Sussex County,

Crawfish Fest postponed again because of COVID concerns

With the news on COVID’s resurgence getting worse daily, Crawfish Fest organizer Michael Arnone has postponed the Aug. 27-29 event at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta to June 3-5, 2022. The fest, originally scheduled for May 2020, has already been postponed three times: first to August 2020, then to...
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Study finds 4 new possibly antibody-resistant COVID strains in NYC sewage

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A recent study, funded in part by New York City, showed evidence of four additional COVID-19 variants in the city’s wastewater. A team of researchers from two CUNY schools, the New School and the University of Missouri collected samples of sewage from 14 wastewater plants across the five boroughs as part of their study, which was published Thursday.
New York City,

NYC hospital will be renamed in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

New York City is renaming its public hospital in Coney Island in honor of the late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Brooklyn native, officials announced Friday. Bader Ginsburg, a pioneer for women’s rights, died last September at the age of 87. The outspoken octogenarian unexpectedly earned a...
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CBS New York

Broadway Vaccine Mandate: Audiences Must Be Vaccinated And Masked; Performers, Crew And Staff Required To Be Vaccinated

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As the curtain rises on Broadway, new COVID rules are taking center stage. Friday, the Broadway League announced all 41 theaters will require audience members be fully vaccinated. Fans of the musical “Six,” as well as all other Broadway shows, will need to show proof of full vaccination to attend. “We have to keep people safe,” Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin told CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon. “Fully vaccinated” means that everyone involved won’t be eligible to attend or participate until 14 days after receiving either their second dose of a two-shot vaccine, or 14 days after a single dose vaccine. COVID...
New York City,

New delta variant research makes strong case for vaccination

NEW YORK — A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday afternoon emphasized the delta variant of the coronavirus is more dangerous and fast-spreading than first thought. It also made clear why efforts to get more people vaccinated, including the $100 debit cards that the...
New York City,

Despite vaccinations, COVID-19 rates rising across New York

LBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 in New York continues to swell statewide as hospitalizations grow at a slower pace, according to the latest data released by the state Friday. An average of 2,036 people have tested positive each day over the past seven...

Bronx teacher goes door-to-door to encourage vaccination

MORRIS HEIGHTS, the Bronx — A Bronx teacher is trying to convince people to get vaccinated and send their kids back to school. High school social worker Justin Spiro says he’s on a mission, alongside the teachers’ union, to speak to parents with concerns. He says that getting through to...
Manhattan, NYThe New Yorker

What Should Hang on the Walls of a Hospital?

Mid-pandemic, while undergoing a much-delayed Pap smear at a London hospital, and encountering a poster of some tulips that neither uplifted or offended me, I thought of a scene in Ben Lerner’s novel “10:04,” throughout which the protagonist undergoes various vaguely degrading medical experiences. “There was a poster of Picasso’s dove in the first neurologist’s waiting room, watercolors of Manhattan sunsets where they sent him for bloodwork, photographs of orchids where he waited for his CAT scan,” Lerner writes. The protagonist ponders asking his doctor, “Do you choose this stuff or does the hospital buy it in bulk?” He theorizes, irritably, “I understand the desire to have some decorations that indicate this isn’t just a hospital room, that a patient isn’t just a pathologized body. . . . it nods blandly to established cultural modes, the medium of painting and the cliched instance of it. They are images of art, not art.”

Teachers Unions Pushing to Mask Up Schoolchildren

Ridgewood NJ, so what’s behind the American Academy Of Pediatrics call For masks for students . The American Academy Of Pediatrics grabbed a lot of headlines with their indefensible recommendation to mask all schoolchildren. So what did they cite to support that position ?. You don’t have to look father...
New York City,

'We don't know what's going to happen,' lieutenant gov. says they're watching COVID cases

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul says they are watching COVID-19 cases ahead of the State Fair which starts in three weeks. "When we made the announcement that all these venues and events and fairs and festivals would be open at full capacity, there was a different dynamic going on in terms of our vaccination rate was continuing to go up. The infection rate was going down and that was really pre-Delta variant," she said.