Caroline Lewis

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COVID-19 hospitalizations reach new peak in New York City

Monday, January 10, 2022

Hospitalizations in New York City, the original heart of the pandemic in early 2020, are growing exponentially because of omicron, and have now surpassed last winter's peak.

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At overdose prevention sites, people can use illegal drugs under medical supervision

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

New York City has opened the nation's first supervised use sites, where drug users can inject illegal drugs under medical supervision. The aim is to keep drug users safe and connect them to treatment.

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New York City allows the nation's 1st supervised consumption sites for illegal drugs

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Mayor Bill de Blasio says these overdose prevention centers will "protect the most vulnerable people" in New York City. Similar efforts in other U.S. cities face legal challenges.

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NYC Tried To Remove NYPD From 911 Mental Health Emergencies—But It’s Had Little Success

Friday, October 22, 2021

Ultimately, NYPD-backed teams still fielded 80% of all the mental health emergencies recorded in the three precincts in Harlem where the B-HEARD program launched.

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How This Hudson Valley Town Turned A Defunct Prison Into A Thriving Cannabis Hub

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Mid-Orange Correctional Facility, which once counted people locked up on drug offenses among its inmates, is now populated by cannabis companies promising to vitalize the area's economy.

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A Brooklyn School Quarantined A Third Of Its Staff, But Parents Weren't Told

Friday, September 24, 2021

The episode happened at the Spring Creek school building in East New York, which houses staff and students for three separate schools.

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Longer NYC Commutes, Household Crowding Linked To Higher COVID-19 Rates

Monday, September 20, 2021

Cornell University study finds longer commute times and crowded apartments came with higher rates of COVID-19 transmission during New York City's first wave.

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These New Yorkers Are Willing To Risk Their Jobs Over COVID-19 Vaccines

Thursday, September 16, 2021

 A steadfast contingent is resisting New York's COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

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NYC Approves 4,000 Classrooms With Unreliable Ventilation For In-Person Learning

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Thousands of New York City classrooms have been cleared as having adequate ventilation for safe, in-person instruction even though they do not meet the COVID-19 standards.

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NYC Businesses: Are You Ready to Check for Vaccines?

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Businesses owners and workers call in to talk about how they plan to enforce de Blasio's new vaccination mandate and whether they expect business to suffer as a result.

NYC Launches COVID Vaccine Mandate—A Guide To How It Works

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

The mayor has now expanded the policy to nightclubs, pools, all city museums and other cultural institutions.

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Why Fentanyl Is Ending Up in More Street Drugs

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tracked a recent increase in deaths involving cocaine and synthetic opioids

Why It's Safe To Get Your Teenager Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Monday, July 19, 2021

WNYC
Pediatrician and infectious disease expert Dr. Sean O’Leary discusses the risks and benefits of COVID-19 vaccination in teens.

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Inside NYC's Pioneering Mental Health Clubhouse

Thursday, July 15, 2021

WNYC
Fountain House pioneered the clubhouse model, when it was founded by a group of psychiatric patients in the 1940s. The idea has since proliferated across the globe.

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NYC Shifts Government Retirees Onto Privatized Health Insurance

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

WNYC
The leaders of unions representing city workers voted Wednesday to shift retiree health benefits to a new plan under Medicare Advantage.

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Party Drugs Are Being Increasingly Laced With Fentanyl

Monday, July 05, 2021

More Americans are vaccinated and ready to hit the party circuit. If that night out includes cocaine or meth, the consequences can be deadly, as many drugs are increasingly laced with fentanyl.

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Hunger Continues For Many NY Families Even As Economy Recovers

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

About 12% of adults statewide aren’t getting enough to eat from week to week, according to the latest report from the New York State Health Foundation.

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How Some Staten Islanders Are Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy In Their Community

Friday, May 21, 2021

WNYC
No zip code on Staten Island is reporting more than 50% of residents with their first shot.

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Brooklyn Neighbors Step In to Ease Confusion Amid Vaccine Hub Relocation

Thursday, May 20, 2021

WNYC
The groups’ initiative to help avoid missed second doses amid the relocation of the Bushwick hub is the latest in an ongoing effort to address access during the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

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NY Lawmakers Pass Staffing Minimums For Nursing Homes, Hospitals

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

WNYC
COVID-19 raised awareness about how patient care can suffer when facilities are understaffed. 

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