Nsikan Akpan

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'Thrilled For New Leadership:' NYC Health Committee Chair On Cuomo's COVID Legacy

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

NYC Councilmember Mark Levine sees an opportunity to hit the reset button on New York's COVID response.

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UN Climate Report Says There’s Still Time To Stop Worst Disasters—What NY, NJ Need To Prioritize

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

The report says recent progress has slowed the release of carbon, and immediate measures could waylay the worst of future droughts, heat waves and rain-soaked floods.

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NYC's New COVID Vaccine Passport Simply A 'Glorified Photo Storage App,' Critics Say

Friday, August 06, 2021

New York City will soon require vaccination before people can partake in activities like indoor dining. But cybersecurity experts are worried about the city’s new vaccine passport.

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Shave And A Haircut, Two Shots: NY And NJ Salons Jump Into Vaccine Outreach

Thursday, August 05, 2021

More than 250 barbershop and salon owners across New York and New Jersey are participating in vaccine outreach via the 'Shots at the Shop' program.

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Why NYC Didn't Reinstate Universal Indoor Masking

Monday, August 02, 2021

Anticipation was high on Monday when Mayor de Blasio and New York Governor Cuomo held separate press briefings to discuss masking policy.

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NYC To Launch Vaccination Pop-Ups At Summer School Sites

Friday, July 23, 2021

Mayor Bill de Blasio is promising a teen vaccination blitz before fall.

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Wildfire Haze From Out West Could Be Worse Than Many New Yorkers Realize

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Particulate matter in the city's air is 2 to 3 times higher now than it was at the end of June.

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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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How Parents Can Prepare For The Delta Variant

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

WNYC
Because COVID-19 vaccines remain unavailable for anyone under 12, many parents are in the awkward position of being protected against the virus while their kids are not.

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NYC Makes Progress Vaccinating Homeless Residents

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

So far, about 7,000—or 40%—of single adults living in city shelters have been fully vaccinated.

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Why Delta Is The 'Variant Of The Future' Come Early

Monday, June 28, 2021

WNYC
The delta variant is another exhausting twist in a pandemic defined by them.

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COVID Segregation Is Deepening Alongside NYC's Vaccine Disparities

Friday, June 18, 2021

A WNYC/Gothamist analysis of New York City data shows COVID segregation is widening even as the overall toll of the pandemic relaxes.

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1,300 Breakthrough Infections Reported In NJ, Out Of 2 Million Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

State officials said 0.06% of those vaccinated from late December to April tested positive for the coronavirus. 

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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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Less Than A Third Of NY Prison Employees Vaccinated Against COVID

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination rates among staff at New York jails and prisons are lagging behind other congregate settings and the general public.

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What New Yorkers Are Saying About Social Anxiety And Their Workplace Returns

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Workplaces are moving back to face-to-face interactions. Here's how to regain those dormant social skills.

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NJ Goes Mask-Free On Friday. Some Restaurants Worry About Holiday Crowds

Thursday, May 27, 2021

WNYC
Some restaurant owners don't have enough staff and are concerned about a surge of maskless customers this Memorial Day Weekend.

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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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