Nsikan Akpan

Nsikan Akpan appears in the following:

City's Vaccine Campaign For Homeless Makes Modest Progress Despite Early Barriers

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

New York City has vaccinated several thousand of its homeless residents.

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COVID-19 Wiped Out Their Smell. Now, Their Favorite Foods Seem Rancid

Monday, March 22, 2021

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New Yorkers have to navigate a wide range of smells on a daily basis. But for some who've had COVID-19, the city now smells very strange.

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The Gulf Stream Is Weakening, Foretelling Stronger Storms For NY And NJ

Friday, March 19, 2021

WNYC
This Gulf Stream system is at its weakest point in over 1,000 years

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Study: NY Children With COVID-19 Recorded Higher Than Normal Kidney Injuries

Monday, March 15, 2021

WNYC
A new report from Northwell Health, the state’s largest health system, spots a worrying complication for kids with COVID-19. Here’s what parents need to know. 

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The New York Variant Is More Infectious. Can The COVID-19 Vaccines Stop It?

Thursday, March 11, 2021

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The city's vaccination campaign is locked in a race against the coronavirus variants, so what does that mean for reopening? 

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How COVID-19 Overwhelmed NJ’s Tightly-Packed Latino Cities

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Deaths overall jumped by 34% in 2020 but for Hispanics, they nearly doubled, state data show.

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COVID-19 Is Killing Young Latino Men In N.J. At Disproportionate Rates

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

In New Jersey, Latino men comprise nearly half the deaths of all young adults between the ages of 18-49.

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HBO's ‘Covid Diaries NYC’ Allows Young Adults To Share Their Pandemic Experience

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

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Five young filmmakers, ages 17-21, give viewers their perspective of living during the height of the pandemic in New York City. 

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Homebound Seniors And Their Families Are More Than Ready For City's In-Home Vaccination Program

Thursday, March 04, 2021

WNYC
City health officials hope to roll out the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to homebound seniors through an in-home delivery program this month.

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Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson Vaccines To Split Appointment Slots At Yankee Stadium

Thursday, March 04, 2021

WNYC
The COVID-19 vaccine hub at Yankee Stadium will start operating 24/7 this week, but the time of day will dictate which drug a person receives. 

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The First Month Of New York’s Pandemic, Revisited

Monday, March 01, 2021

WNYC
One year into New York's COVID-19 pandemic, we take a look back at what happened in March 2020.

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How Ineligible New Yorkers Are Getting Vaccinated

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Rather than letting doses go to waste, some health clinics are putting leftover COVID-19 vaccine shots into arms regardless of eligibility requirements.

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The Latest COVID Science, And What The Numbers Mean For NYC

Monday, February 22, 2021

Jake Dobkin, co-founder of Gothamist, and Nsikan Akpan, WNYC's health and science editor, talk about the latest COVID-19 news.

What Researchers Now Know About COVID-19's Origins, One Year After The Pandemic Started In New York

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

A research mission conducted by the World Health Organization and China has released its first findings about how the virus originated, but questions remain. 

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Citi Field Vaccination Site Turns Away Eligible Recipients On Opening Day

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Dozens of people went to the stadium who either didn’t know they needed an appointment or had tried unsuccessfully to book one ahead of time.

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NYC Seniors Are Still Struggling To Get Vaccinated Due To Digital Divide

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

A quarter of older adults in New York City don't have access to broadband internet, and nearly one in five lack a computer.

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New York State Drips Out Data On Nursing Home COVID Deaths After Court Order

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Bill Hammond, a senior fellow for health policy at the Empire Center, says the state's latest update doesn't go far enough.

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What New York Needs To Fill Its COVID-19 Vaccine Gaps

Monday, February 08, 2021

More New Yorkers are now eligible. So what should people expect with the expansion? Also: a simple tip for addressing vaccine hesitancy.

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Cuomo Reverses Ban, Allows 1,000 NY State Inmates To Be Vaccinated

Friday, February 05, 2021

Spokesperson Thomas Mailey didn’t say when the process would begin.

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4 Million NYers With Pre-Existing Conditions Anxiously Await Vaccine Eligibility

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced people with underlying conditions would be eligible for the vaccine along with those 65 and up in mid-January but then vaccine supplies dried up.

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