Vaccine for All: NYC Test & Trace Corps and New York Public Library Announce Partnership to Bring Mobile Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics to Communities in Need

Walk-up vaccinations of Pfizer to be offered for free outside select library branches in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.

Vaccine for All: NYC Test & Trace Corps and New York Public Library Announce Partnership to Bring Mobile Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics to Communities in Need

(New York – June 8, 2021) – The NYC Test & Trace Corps and the New York Public Library today announced a partnership to reach New Yorkers in their own neighborhoods with mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics outside select local library branches in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island where the need is high. “As New York […]

The Importance of Test and Trace

The Importance of Test and Trace

By Victoria Falk, Special to CAW The NYC Test & Trace Corps is a public health initiative to fight the threat of COVID-19. The Corps is a group of doctors, public health professionals, and community advocates working to reverse the COVID-19 outbreak and protect our city. NYC Health + Hospitals lead the Corps’ work in […]

A C.D.C. About-Face

The C.D.C. responds to scientific evidence and says vaccinated people rarely need masks.

A C.D.C. About-Face

A man wearing a mask to protect him from the coronavirus rides a bike through Times Square in New York City. New York, NY – April 20, 2020 (Shutterstock) By David Leonhardt, NY Times The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is finally catching up to the science. For months, research about Covid-19 has pointed […]

UK Variant Now the Dominant COVID-19 Strain In US

UK Variant Now the Dominant COVID-19 Strain In US

By Lindsay Kalter, WebMD The highly transmissible and deadly U.K. coronavirus strain, B.1.1.7, is now the most common form of COVID-19 in the United States, said Rochelle Walensky, MD, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Based on our most recent estimates from CDC surveillance, the B.1.1.7 variant is now the most common […]

Here’s how to help your kids break out of their pandemic bubble and transition back to being with others

Here’s how to help your kids break out of their pandemic bubble and transition back to being with others

By Dominique A. Phillips and Jill Ehrenreich-May, The Conversation Pilar’s parents took all the recommended precautions to shield her from the dangers of COVID-19. They stayed at home, away from family, friends and group activities. Pilar had remained in virtual schooling throughout the pandemic as a first and then second grader. As things began to […]

West African Hair Braiding Industry Is Being Destroyed by the Pandemic

As the COVID pandemic continues to harm businesses in New York City, West African hair braiders find other ways to survive.

West African Hair Braiding Industry Is Being Destroyed by the Pandemic

By Houreidja Tall, Documented NY Before the pandemic, West African hair braiding salons in Harlem were a one-stop shop for advice among hair braiders and clients. They were newsgathering posts and were spaces where people would stop by to sell jewelry, body lotions and snacks. Shops are spaces for camaraderie. “I come to 125th [street […]

Child mental health: how acting out during COVID can be a coping mechanism, and what parents can do to help

Child mental health: how acting out during COVID can be a coping mechanism, and what parents can do to help

By Wendy Sims-Schouten, The Conversation Over the past decade resilience has become a societal buzzword, both a personality trait to foster and miracle drug that can heal all wounds and right all wrongs. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular, it has been the lens through which children and young people’s ability to […]

COVID Memorial: New York City Honors the Lives of New Yorkers Lost to COVID-19

COVID Memorial: New York City Honors the Lives of New Yorkers Lost to COVID-19

NYC honors victims of COVID-19 pandemic by projectine their photos on pylons of Brooklyn Bridge on anniversary of 1st death. – New York, NY – March 14, 2021 (Shutterstock)   NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray and New Yorkers from across the city tonight honored the more than 30,000 New Yorkers lost […]

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