Nsikan Akpan

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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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Is Climate Change Pushing Tornadoes Toward The Tri-State Area?

Thursday, April 22, 2021

WNYC
Two counties in New York and one in New Jersey already fall into the top five riskiest counties in the country for tornado weather, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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New York City Will Restart Curbside Composting, But Critics Say It's A Missed Opportunity For More

Thursday, April 22, 2021

City officials say they're determining how best to expand composting in the future.

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NYC Vaccine Campaigns Try To Pivot Following Johnson & Johnson Pause

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

WNYC
The pause is now having ripple effects in how some get the shot.

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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Vaccine Edition

Friday, April 16, 2021

We examine the fuzzy math and misleading language that can cloud media coverage of vaccines. 

Can Brooklyn Heat Its Homes Without A New Natural Gas Pipeline?

Friday, April 16, 2021

WNYC
Could a dense borough ever pivot away from natural gas as a heat source? Energy experts and advocates say yes. Here's what it would take.

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They Got Vaccinated. Then They Got COVID. Here's Why That Happens.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

WNYC
WNYC's health and science editor breaks down how often so-called "breakthrough infections" might happen with the COVID vaccines and who is more likely to experience one.

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Despite Working In Hotspots, Correctional Officers Fall Behind In COVID-19 Vaccination Rate

Monday, April 12, 2021

Staff at New York jails and prisons are taking the COVID-19 vaccines at a lower rate than similar front-line workers, raising concerns among health experts.

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Andrew Yang Wants NYC To Ride The Bitcoin Wave. That’d Be Terrible For Climate Change

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

WNYC
Bitcoin is on pace to consume about as much electricity this year as all the homes in the mid-Atlantic states. Most of this energy comes from non-renewable sources.

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How NYC Is Keeping Tabs On COVID Variants

Friday, April 02, 2021

WNYC
WNYC takes a tour through the city laboratories that are tracking these mutants as they spread.

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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

WNYC
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

WNYC
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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