Nsikan Akpan

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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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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.