Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Doctors At Hard-Hit Hospitals Say They're Facing Shortage Of Dialysis Equipment

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Fears about ventilator shortages have dominated headlines. But doctors in coronavirus hotspots are finding themselves scrambling for enough dialysis machines, to save patients with damaged kidneys.


Covid-19 Is Kicking Patients' Kidneys Too, While Dialysis Equipment and Staff Are Running Out.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The novel coronavirus first and foremost affects the lungs. But as many as one-third of ICU patients need dialysis — even though they never had kidney problems before.


Traveling Nurses Arrive To Reinforce Exhausted Locals

Monday, April 13, 2020

About 90,000 healthcare workers have volunteered to help New York – including about 25,000 from out of state – but vetting them and deploying them has been slow.


'You Need To Rescue The Patients We Need The Most Help With,' Hospital Chief Tells Navy

Friday, April 03, 2020

The USN Comfort has 1,000 beds and about 20 patients. The head of the state's coronavirus task force lashes into the federal government for refusing people with COVID-19.

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With Ventilators Limited, Doctors Are Making Life-and-Death Choices.

Thursday, April 02, 2020

State health officials spent years drafting ethical guidelines, so everyone would be treated fairly, and doctors would be spared wrenching choices. But hospitals still mostly improvise. 


Hospital Chaplains And Counselors Are Frontline Workers, Too

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Hospitals are growing more tense by the day as the influx of severe coronavirus cases puts pressure on doctors, nurses, orderlies -- everyone in the health care system.

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No, We're Not Getting Protective Gear From Cuomo, Nurses Say

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Cuomo administration says masks and gowns and other gear for hospital workers are plentiful, but front-line nurses and others are still saying there are shortages. 


Cuomo Dismayed That Senate Stimulus Package Won't Fill Deepening Budget Hole

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York's two U.S. Senators are sparring over a proposed federal stimulus package that’s expected to pass Congress in the coming days.   


Coronavirus Both Rushes And Delays Budget In Albany

Monday, March 16, 2020

With skyrocketing Medicaid costs and a $6 billion budget gap, it was always going to be tricky. Then the novel coronavirus came to New York. 


How Much Should "Social Distancing" Cut Into Our Social Lives?

Friday, March 13, 2020

Okay, no stadium sports, arena concerts or Broadway shows. But what about parties and other gatherings and outings to restaurants and bars?


Albany And Trenton Have Few Rainy Day Funds for Economic Downturn -- But Hartford Is Ready

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

State governments in the region should brace for a slump in tax receipts due to fallout from the coronavirus -- but most of their rainy day funds aren't ready for the downpour.


Relying On AOC/Sanders Playbook, Democratic Socialists Set Sights On NY State Assembly

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The DSA is trying to channel support for Bernie Sanders into state legislative races, hoping to push Albany further to the left.


Medicaid Panel Gears Up For Final, Heated Hearing

Monday, March 02, 2020

A panel charged by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to close a $2.5 billion Medicaid budget gap will hold its final public forum today in Manhattan. 


Cuomo to Meet Trump over Clashing on DMV Data

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Federal authorities want access to New York's DMV information. Cuomo first said no go, and now he's saying no problem -- but only for certain individuals.


NY Attorney General Challenges Takeover of Indian Point

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The AG is joining a chorus of doubters about Holtec International, a New Jersey company that has been acquiring soon-to-shutter nuclear power plants in order to dismantle them.


Cuomo's New Cannabis Bill Protects Minority Communities, Adds Harsher Punishments

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Cuomo's newly appointed 'Cannabis Czar' tells WNYC the new bill equalizes marijuana-related infractions to those for alcohol and prioritizes investment in minority communities.


Gov. Cuomo's 2020 Budget and the City

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Analysis of Gov. Cuomo's budget proposals

Gov. Cuomo Plans to Cut Medicaid to Close the $6 Billion Budget Gap

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Cuomo made tackling the deficit one of the top goals for the next fiscal year.


Cuomo On How To Close New York's Budget Gap: Appoint A Panel

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined his $178 billion budget for next year, calling on a special new panel to do much of the heavy lifting in closing the state's looming budget gap.


Is The Company Poised To Dismantle Indian Point Radioactive?

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

New York is joining other states concerned about the company poised to take over and dismantle a nuclear power plant in Westchester County.