Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Sunset Park COVID Spike: 'Too Many People Without Masks'

Friday, August 14, 2020

The park for which the neighborhood is named is a gem. But many Sunset Park residents  — wary of a spike in COVID-19 cases — say some people are taking too few precautions.

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Welcome To New York, Traveler. Now Please Begin Your Quarantine

Saturday, August 08, 2020

New York City is setting up quarantine "checkpoints" for travelers from states that are COVID-19 hot spots. The city wants travelers from high-risk states to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.


NYC's Health Commissioner Resigns After Clashes With Mayor

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

The replacement of New York City's health commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, comes as the city braces for a possible resurgence of the coronavirus.


As Local Temps Climb and COVID Cases Dip, Many Leave Their Masks In Their Pockets

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Political fights over masks have gotten the headlines. But for many non-mask-wearers in New York City, politics has nothing to do with it.

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Is Coronavirus Creeping Into Our Cookouts?

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Fresh air is good for many things -- but health experts warn backyard barbecuers and other outdoor socializers that being outside isn't enough to prevent coronavirus transmission. 


Why Doctors Keep Monitoring Children Who Recover From Mysterious COVID-Linked Illness

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

After contracting coronavirus, almost 200 kids in the U.S. developed a new inflammatory syndrome. Most recovered, but pediatric researchers have started a study to watch for long-term effects.


NYC Schools Have Been Closed For Months. Must Health Clinics Remain Shuttered, Too?

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Outside the city, school-based clinics either never closed—or closed and re-opened. The hospitals and community centers that run them say it's time to open up to give kids their shots.


In Brownsville, A Kitchen Springs Into Action To Feed The Hungry

Monday, July 13, 2020

Infections are down and the economy is slowly opening up, but unemployment remains high – and so does demand at local food pantries and soup kitchens. We visit one in Brooklyn.


Doctors Continue Research Into Rare Inflammatory Syndrome In Children With COVID-19

Friday, July 10, 2020

A tiny subset of children exposed to the coronavirus have later developed a strange new inflammatory syndrome. Most fully recover, yet doctors still want to track them for long-term health problems.


Coronavirus Contact Tracers Are On The Line. Many Are Getting Through, But The System Still Has Drop-Outs

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Health officials from New York City and Albany are both experiencing obstacles as they ramp up their contact tracing programs.


As Coronavirus Testing Grows, Swabs Shrink. (And That's Good News.)

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Around 30,000 people are getting tested for coronavirus each day in New York City at more than 300 different sites. And at many places, testing is less intrusive than ever before.


His Mysterious Illness Was Triggered By Covid. He’s Better Now. But What About In The Future?

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

In a small number of children, the SARS2 coronavirus seems to trigger an auto-immune illness that could have long-term consequences. Doctors are monitoring them closely.


Coffers Shrinking, Area Hospitals Await Aid

Monday, May 04, 2020

With costs for overtime, extra staffing and equipment ballooning and revenues from elective procedures shriveling, officials say a new federal aid package can't come soon enough.


At Hospice Unit, One Doctor Says A Lot Of Healing Still To Come

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Metro-area hospitals may be getting a little less crowded, but COVID-19 remains an overwhelming fact of life – and death.  This is the story of one hospice doctor.


Antibody Tests Attract Hopes, Dreams, and Confusion

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Many New Yorkers want a test to prove they had COVID-19, if they were never 100% sure or never got a lab test. But not everyone understands what antibodies say about immunity.

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As Nurses Aid New York, Other States Worry They'll Be Short-Staffed Too

Friday, April 24, 2020

New York says more than 25,000 workers have come from outside to help in their hospitals. That's left leaders in other states worried they may not have the help they need when cases peak elsewhere.


Early Antibody Tests Suggest Coronavirus Infected One In Five NYC Residents

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The survey comes with many caveats, starting with its small sample size and the kinds of donors tested. But provides a glimpse of how  widespread the virus is.


USNS Comfort To Sail Into The Sunset

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Gov. Cuomo says New York City no longer needs the "Comfort," the US Navy's 1,000-bed floating hospital, because the COVID-19 outbreak is increasingly under control. 


Testing, Testing: Where We Stand on Detecting The Virus And The People Who've Recovered

Monday, April 20, 2020

There are different tests and different populations that need to be tested depending on what the goal is. We clear up the confusion. 


Shortage Of Dialysis Equipment Leads To Difficult Decisions In New York ICUs

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Hospital workers on the front lines in the New York metro area have been sounding the alarm about an insufficient supply of dialysis machines for patients with COVID-19-related kidney damage.