Nsikan Akpan

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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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NJ’s Vaccine Hesitant Are Most Worried About Access, Side Effects: Study

Friday, May 21, 2021

WNYC
A new study from New Jersey looks at the reasons why people are hesitant about the COVID-19 vaccines and the best ways to reach them.

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Map Reveals How The Coronavirus Spread Around NYC—And The Dangers Of Health Precarity

Thursday, May 20, 2021

WNYC
A new study analyzed tiny genetic differences in coronavirus samples to trace lineages of the germ that had infected patients around the city. 

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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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New York Will Follow The CDC In Relaxing Mask Mandates. New Jersey Won't.

Monday, May 17, 2021

New York's new mask guidance comes as the state pushes to reopen more, but places much of the responsibility on individuals and businesses.

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Monday Morning Mask Politics: The CDC's Rapid Reversal On Indoor Masking

Monday, May 17, 2021

The CDC changed its indoor mask guidance late last week. We discuss the political forces at play, and what it means for people's health.

What The CDC's New Mask Guidance For Vaccinated People Means For The NYC Region

Friday, May 14, 2021

WNYC
Precise messaging can decide whether the holdouts ultimately seek a COVID-19 shot. Dropping mask restrictions might accomplish the opposite.

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Women Lawyers Report Suffering More Mental Burnout, Risky Drinking During Pandemic: Study

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

WNYC
A new study shows women are significantly more likely to contemplate leaving the legal profession than men because of mental health issues, burnout or stress.

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NJ’s White Residents Continue To Outpace Blacks And Latinos With COVID-19 Vaccines

Monday, May 10, 2021

WNYC
 New county-by-county breakdowns show the disparities are widest in south New Jersey but still sizable in the urbanized north. 

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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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Asian-American Health Care Workers Face Hate Crimes While Fighting The Pandemic

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

WNYC
Asian American hate is coursing through the city and nation—bigoted sentiments that extend to health care workers even as they work to keep COVID-19 patients alive.

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New York City Turns The Corner On COVID Cases—And Vaccine Demand

Friday, April 23, 2021

WNYC
Demand for the COVID-19 vaccines appears to be struggling at a time when the city is finally making progress on stemming infections.

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