Media appearances by Denis Nash, PhD, MPH

Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health; Executive Director, CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health; CEO, Epidemic Intelligence, LLC

United States

Dr. Denis Nash is an epidemiologist with over 20 years of experience and leadership in conducting epidemiologic studies. His central interests include infectious diseases and the field of public health surveillance. He has worked extensively in domestic and international settings conducting large-scale, ‘real-world’ epidemiologic studies. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and he has published over 250 peer-reviewed scientific articles to date. Prior to joining academia, he worked in public health practice as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the CDC and Director of HIV/AIDS Surveillance at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Denis is quoted regularly by the New York Times, the Guardian, the Associated Press, CNN.com, Rolling Stone, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, US News and World Report, ProPublica, Gothamist, Axios, the Daily News, the New York Post, WebMD, Crains New York, and Salon.com, and has appeared on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CBS News, WNYC, the Brian Lehrer Show, Canadian Public Radio, Irish Public Radio (RTE), Tokyo Broadcasting Network, Japanese Public Television (NHK), Al Jazeera, New York 1, Pix11, and 1010 WINS. Media clips are below. For more info about Denis and his work, visit https://cunyisph.org/team/denis-nash/ or https://epidemic-intelligence.com/

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City & State NY
05/19/2022
Eric Adams isn't following his own COVID-19 guidance

In a series of interviews on Thursday morning, New York City Mayor Eric Adams held firm that the city would not reimplement COVID-19 health precautions like an indoor mask mandate in public settings, despite the city experiencing a surge in cases.

New York Daily News
05/19/2022
CDC advisers recommend booster shots for kids 5 to 11

Kids a few years out of booster seats may soon be getting booster shots. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel voted Thursday to recommend that children ages 5 to 11 receive Pfizer booster shots, four months after the agency endorsed extra jabs for Americans over 12.

CBS News
05/18/2022
FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for kids ages 5-11

The FDA authorized coronavirus vaccine booster shots from Pfizer for children ages 5-11. Dr. Dyan Hes, founder of Gramercy Pediatrics, and Denis Nash, a distinguished professor of epidemiology at the City University of New York's Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, joined "CBS News Mornings" to discuss.

The New York Times
05/13/2022
Surge in Virus Cases Puts Most of New York State on High Alert

C.D.C. guidelines suggest most people in the state should wear masks indoors, including in schools, although New York City cases remained lower. New coronavirus cases surged in most counties in New York State this week, putting them on "high" alert under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and triggering recommendations for indoor masking, including inside schools.

The New York Times
05/17/2022
New York City Coronavirus Cases Reach 'High' Alert Level

New York City health officials put the city on "high Covid alert" on Tuesday, after rising case counts and hospitalizations reached a level that could put substantial pressure on the health care system. The announcement was triggered by a color-coded alert system that the city introduced in March.

City & State NY
05/17/2022
Booster shot uptake lags amid COVID-19 wave

Six months after COVID-19 booster shots became available to all eligible New Yorkers who wanted one, uptake of the extra dose is still lagging the vaccination rate in New York City - and in the rest of the state and country.

The Daily Mail
05/16/2022
NYC Mayor Eric Adams masks up, as city's health department recommends

Health commissioner Ashwin Vasan made the recommendation today, citing rising Covid cases across the county. It is the second to make the change More than half of 'Covid hospitalizations' in New York City are actually patients coming in for another condition and later testing positive, official data shows The data suggests that Covid hospitalization figures reported by U.S.

New York Daily News
05/10/2022
N.Y. COVID rates keep rising; Gov. Hochul calls tests 'critical tool'

With yet another virus wave testing New Yorkers' patience with the 25-month-old pandemic, Gov. Hochul on Tuesday called on people across the state to keep using test swabs to stop the spread. "We have come a long way in the past two years," Hochul said in a statement released with another round of rising COVID figures.

City & State NY
05/09/2022
Serving as NYC's doctor while meeting Eric Adams' expectations

On April 18, flight attendants across the country announced over loudspeakers mid-flight that a federal mask mandate on planes and public transit had ended, prompting loud celebrations from some, quiet alarm from others, and a reminder for all that Americans are still divided on their views about the pandemic and the receding mandates that had been lauded as important tools for fighting the spread of the virus.

www.chelseanewsny.com
COVID, COVID Everywhere

If it feels as if everyone around you has been getting COVID-19, that is probably because, epidemiologically speaking, they are. One out of four New Yorkers likely contracted the virus in just the ten weeks between January first and March 16, according to a survey by City University researchers, far more than the official data reported.

Gothamist
05/02/2022
CUNY: Only 27% of adult New Yorkers infected during initial omicron surge

Despite New York City getting hit hard this winter by the initial omicron wave, its case rates are climbing back into danger zones. On Monday, New York City health officials raised the COVID alert level from low to medium - citing a persistent uptick in cases that has pushed the collective risk above the limits defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CBS News
04/30/2022
Understanding the latest COVID-19 developments

Denis Nash, a distinguished professor of epidemiology for the City University of New York's School of Public Health and the executive director of its Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health, joins CBS News' Enrique Acevedo to discuss recent developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New York 1
04/29/2022
Study finds 1.8M city adults infected during winter omicron wave

A quarter of New York City adults - 1.8 million people - got COVID-19 during the latter half of the winter omicron surge, according to a study from CUNY's School of Public Health, showing further evidence that the surge may have rivaled or even exceeded the cases during the coronavirus' first wave.

New York 1
04/29/2022
One pharmacy delivers antivirals for the city. Is that enough?

On Sunday, Dr. Mark Horowitz received a call from a longtime patient, the kind of call he and many city doctors are getting more and more in recent weeks. The man - a vaccinated and boosted 69-year-old, two-time cancer survivor - had tested positive for COVID-19.

The Atlantic
04/28/2022
Are We in the Middle of an Invisible COVID Wave?

Over the past month, the number of new COVID cases in my social circle has become impossible to ignore. I brushed off the first few-guests at a wedding I attended in early April-as outliers during the post-Omicron lull. But then came frantic texts from two former colleagues.

The New York Times
04/28/2022
How to Get Covid Treatments in New York City

Covid-19 treatments are widely available to at-risk New Yorkers, but many who could benefit from them may not even be aware they exist. One of these treatments, an antiviral medication called Paxlovid, is particularly effective, said Dr. Ted Long, the head of New York City's Test and Trace Corps, a city program that provides free testing and support to New Yorkers with Covid-19.

Medscape
04/12/2022
Socioeconomic and Racial Factors That Affect HIV Care

In the United States, the socioeconomic and racial/ethnic groups at greatest risk for HIV have changed. Initially, the HIV epidemic was concentrated largely among gay White men. Over time, this has shifted to people of color. At-risk groups also include those who inject drugs and have unprotected sex.

The New York Times
04/20/2022
Here's What Changes When New York Raises Its Covid Risk Level

As coronavirus cases rise again, fueled by BA.2, the highly contagious Omicron subvariant, New York City is on the cusp of moving to a yellow, or medium, risk level from a green or low risk level. But what does that mean for the city's residents and what precautions should they take?

The New York Times
04/14/2022
Many Virus Cases Go Uncounted. Are There Better Ways to Track the Pandemic?

An increasing reliance on at-home testing and the closings of mass testing sites are making official case counts less reliable, scientists say. When the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus arrived in the United States last fall, it pushed new case numbers to previously unseen peaks.

Ny1
Rise in COVID cases expected, but concerning: CUNY epidemiologist

With COVID-19 cases on the rise again, New Yorkers are trying to figure out what precautions they should take and what comes next with the more transmissible BA.2 variant. Denis Nash, a distinguished professor of epidemiology at the CUNY School of Public Health, joined Shannan Ferry and Rocco Vertuccio Sunday to break it all down "This is expected.

The New York Times
04/07/2022
As Yet Another Wave of Covid Looms, New Yorkers Ask: Should I Worry?

The Omicron subvariant BA.2 is causing an increase in infections, especially in Manhattan. But hospitalizations have yet to rise. Driven by an Omicron subvariant, Covid-19 cases have been ticking up steadily across Manhattan, Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, threatening New York City with a fifth wave of coronavirus cases just weeks after the city lifted many mask and vaccine requirements.

Theatrely
COVID-19 Surge Provides Upsides and Downers On Broadway and Beyond

It's happening again. COVID-19 is rearing its ugly head on Broadway, but this time, the motto seems to be "keep calm and carry on." It's easy to get panicky, but we've been here before-twice, in fact. Ask anyone in the theatre industry and they'll invoke PTSD-inducing flashbacks to an 18-month long shutdown and the Omicron interruptions in the fall of 2021.

The New York Times
03/23/2022
Covid Vaccination Rates Lag for N.Y.C. Kids. Will Shots at School Help?

New York City officials began holding vaccine clinics at elementary schools this week in hopes of improving rates among children, as coronavirus cases start to head back up. Andrew Melville's daughter is in the fourth grade at P.S. 69 Journey Prep School in the Bronx, where 22 percent of students are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Study International
CUNY SPH: Unprecedented opportunities for graduate public health students

Public health graduates with hands-on experience have a competitive edge when they enter the job market. At CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), students acquire real-world experience in the course of their studies, playing roles in faculty-led research projects and applying what they learn in the classroom in practical settings and in their professional lives.

La Presse
03/05/2022
En attendant la millionième mort de la COVID-19

(New York) Dean Russel sait très bien qu'il y a une histoire derrière chaque mort de la COVID-19. Depuis le printemps 2020, ce New-Yorkais âgé de 33 ans participe au projet Missing Them, dont l'objectif est d'écrire et de publier une nécrologie pour chaque résidant de la métropole américaine tué par le SARS-CoV-2.

Ny1
Some city COVID-19 rules are changing. Here's what you need to know.

On Monday, the city will end two pandemic-era policies that have become fixtures of city life for many residents: requiring people entering restaurants, entertainment venues and fitness centers to show proof of vaccination, and mandated masking in schools for most students.

Gothamist
02/28/2022
Adams calls end of masking in schools a 'symbol that we are back'

Mayor Eric Adams on Monday said removing mask mandates in public schools was a broader sign that the city is moving toward a full economic reopening. "When we take off the mask, we're going to start to show that we're open," Adams said during an interview on CNBC's Squawk Box.

MarketWatch
02/28/2022
NYC's COVID battle: A new mayor and a-slightly-new approach

As the restrictions and mandates surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic are being phased out around the U.S., subtly different methods of combating the virus in New York City are emerging between current Mayor Eric Adams and his predecessor, Bill de Blasio.

Newsday
03/07/2022
State: Health care workers have more time to get COVID-19 booster

The state will not enforce its mandate that health care workers receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot by Monday, as more than half a million of them haven't had the additional shot. Meanwhile, Long Island's one-day COVID-19 positivity rate Friday fell below 2% for the first time since October, state Department of Health data shows.

Chalkbeat New York
02/16/2022
NYC won't disclose school vaccination rates

How many New York City public school students are vaccinated? Education department officials won't say, even though they use those statistics to determine how many students to test for COVID at each school. The city has not provided school-level vaccination rates despite a City Council law that requires the department to do so.

www.otdowntown.com
Ending Mask Mandates

Governor Kathy Hochul made it clear she was following more than just the science. "Everybody I could think of received a phone call from me," the governor explained. Yes, her call list included Dr. Anthony Fauci and other scientists and health experts.

City & State NY
02/14/2022
How can New Yorkers return to the office safely?

After two years of predominantly remote work for office workers in New York, companies are starting to have their employees leave video conference calls behind and reopen their doors for in-person work. Some larger names operating out of New York City like CitiGroup have asked their employees to come back to their offices on Wall Street as of Feb.

SciTechDaily
02/01/2022
Minorities More Hesitant To Receive a COVID-19 Vaccine Compared to Whites

Study finds racial and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 vaccine uptake. Racial and ethnic minorities were more hesitant or unwilling to receive a COVID-19 vaccine compared to whites. But inequitable distribution of the vaccine in the U.S. also contributed to lower levels of vaccine uptake by minoriti

nydailynews.com
02/09/2022
N.Y.'s indoor mask mandate for business to expire Thursday, Hochul keeps school rule

New York's statewide mask mandate will end Thursday, two months after it was first announced, Gov. Hochul said Wednesday, but a mandate in schools is set to remain in effect until early March. Hochul, who has pushed parents to improve childhood vaccination rates, said she would make an assessment on the school mandate in the first week of March.

aidsmap.com
01/27/2022
Large disparities in dolutegravir uptake persist between men and women in low and middle-income...

A study from 11 low and middle-income countries has found that uptake of dolutegravir, a highly effective antiretroviral medication, is lowest for women of reproductive age with HIV. Although similar proportions of men and women were receiving dolutegravir before May 2018, profound disparities rapidly emerged after that date and persist despite the World Health Organization's recommendation to expand its use to all adults and adolescents with HIV.

PIX11
01/24/2022
Military medical teams arrive in NYC as omicron fades

Military medical teams are now on the ground at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, and will soon be helping in the Bronx. However, this deployment comes as New York's numbers are moving sharply downward- begging the question if this is too little too late?

www.westsidespirit.com
01/18/2022
The Omicron Uncertainty

In the face of Omicron uncertainty, the economy shuddered. Infections from the Omicron variant may be peaking, as the governor reported Friday, but the economic and social impact of this wave ripple fiercely through life in the great city. "I am told by the chambers of commerce that small business is in worse shape than ever," reported Kathryn S.

Spectrumlocalnews
Professor: The tools are available to 'flatten the curve' of COVID

The changing COVID-19 landscape can be confusing as you try to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy and safe. Denis Nash, distinguished professor of epidemiology at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, says the tools that we have of vaccines, masks, social distancing and testing are key to help "flatten the curve" and lessen the impact on a stressed health care system.

PIX11 TV
01/13/2022
Officials say lessons were learned as omicron wave plateaus

NEW YORK - There are reasons for cautious optimism as New York approaches a turning point with the latest COVID-19 surge. New York continues to report a falling infection rate for the past few days, especially downstate. Hospitalizations have also begun to stabilize. "I do think there is some early evidence that we may have [...]

New York Daily News
01/13/2022
New York's COVID hospital surge may be leveling; deaths still high

New York reported encouraging but preliminary signs on Thursday that the omicron COVID wave menacing medical centers may have started to recede. The count of COVID-linked statewide hospitalization admissions slipped Thursday to 12,452, lower than the tallies from the two previous days, according to Gov. Hochul's office.

Barrons
01/11/2022
The CDC Got Lost Trying to Follow the Science

About the author: Denis Nash is a distinguished professor of epidemiology at the City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and the executive director of CUNY's Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health. He is also CEO of Epidemic Intelligence, and a former epidemic intelligence service officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The New York Times
01/10/2022
Eric Adams's First Days: Battling Omicron, Then a Deadly Fire

During his first week in office, the mayor focused on keeping schools open. Then on Sunday, he was faced with devastating loss of life in the Bronx. Before he took office as mayor of New York City, Eric Adams repeatedly said that his top priority was to serve as the city's cheerleader and promote its recovery.

ANI News
Study identifies key issues regarding HIV patients

Washington [US], January 10 (ANI): A new study developed a consensus statement to identify the key issues regarding HIV patients that should be addressed immediately.The research has been published in the 'Nature Communications Journal'.To guide stakeholders in improving health system responses to achieve the best possible long-term health outcomes for

The Buffalo News
01/08/2022
Pandemic Lessons: What happens after Omicron?

We were supposed to be done by now. Or at least wrapping up our yearslong fight with Covid-19. This started 22 months ago, when the coronavirus spread and we sheltered. Then masked. Then got vaccinated. And unmasked. Then remasked. Now boosted. Not everyone did all of those things, but many of us did most of them.

Gothamist
01/06/2022
As Omicron Drives Up Hospitalizations, Adams Delivers Healthcare Funds And Optimism

New York City will direct $111 million to its public hospital network in an effort to shore up staffing amid a sharp rise in hospitalizations due to the latest coronavirus surge, Mayor Eric Adams announced Wednesday at Elmhurst Hospital. The news marked the first funding announcement for the Adams administration.

PIX11
01/03/2022
Experts: New York vastly undercounting COVID-19 cases

NEW YORK - Every day, New York State has reported tens of thousands of positive COVID-19 tests during this current omicron surge, but Dr. Denis Nash, an epidemiologist at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, said he believes the true number of COVID cases is much higher.

The New York Times
12/31/2021
Adams's Virus Policy Includes Keeping Vaccine Mandate for Businesses

After a long silence on the subject, New York City's incoming mayor said he would extend a number of Mayor Bill de Blasio's Covid-19 policies. When outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a first-in-the-nation vaccine mandate for private businesses, its future was thrown into doubt by the fact that it would take effect during his last week in office.

Gothamist
12/29/2021
NYC's At-Home COVID Positives Go Unreported And Unsupported

After a series of cases at his school, a sore throat and a feeling of tightness in his chest, Alex Jallot, a Manhattan special education teacher, was sure he'd contracted COVID-19. He took a rapid test at home in his Harlem apartment on Christmas Day, and sure enough, it was positive.

The New York Times
12/29/2021
Will Shortened Isolation Periods Spread the Virus?

Without rapid testing, some experts fear new U.S. guidelines may mean infected people leave isolation while still contagious. The C.D.C. director said masking was a better option.

Chalkbeat New York
12/23/2021
NYC school COVID testing is falling short, some educators say

As city officials investigated whether a slew of positive COVID cases should close down Millennium Brooklyn High School, science teacher Mike Stivers tried to get swabbed on Tuesday during the school's weekly testing visit. Stivers and other teachers were turned away.

The New York Times
12/27/2021
Sweeping private-sector vaccine mandate goes into effect in N.Y.C.

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday implemented what he cast as the most sweeping vaccine mandate for private businesses in the nation. All employers in New York City now have to verify that their on-site workers have received at least one dose of a vaccine.

www.westsidespirit.com
Omicron Attacks

The health commissioner, who presumably knows how to stay safe, got infected, although she didn't say exactly how. The lawyer got it eating pizza with a colleague. Several people got it at a fundraiser, possibly from guests who had recently flown in from London.

NBC New York
12/17/2021
'This Is a Whole New Animal:' NY Reports Highest Single-Day Case Total of Pandemic

Almost exactly one month after Mayor Bill de Blasio triumphantly announced tens of thousands of fully vaccinated people could return to Times Square to celebrate New Year's Eve in person this year, the state saw it's highest single-day reporting of new COVID infections. The previous record, set 11 months ago on Jan.

NBC New York
12/19/2021
De Blasio Plans Rare Weekend Briefing Following Record COVID Testing

New York City's spike in COVID-19 cases has prompted the return of Mayor Bill de Blasio's weekend briefings. The outgoing mayor has scheduled an address at 1 p.m. Sunday. The unusual weekend appearance comes amid record-breaking positive cases in the Big Apple as well as the rest of the state.

The New York Times
12/18/2021
New York reports a record number of coronavirus cases for one day.

New York officials reported 21,027 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest single-day total since the earliest days of pandemic, when the availability of testing was not as widespread as it is now. The data, which reflected test results for Thursday, showed a drastic change in the virus's presence in New York.

Ny1
City expanding testing, mask distribution as omicron pushes cases up

As coronavirus cases and test positivity in the city continue to rise rapidly, Mayor Bill de Blasio at a press briefing on Thursday announced a series of measures to expand testing and mask availability, as well as urge residents to get vaccinated and seek booster shots.

Newsday
12/09/2021
COVID-19 vaccination rates reported by NY probably inaccurate, experts say

Every day, the state releases the percentage of different groups of New Yorkers who are vaccinated against COVID-19, sometimes accompanied by statements trumpeting the achievement of major milestones. But those percentages - such as the more than 91% of adults the state says are at least partially vaccinated - are probably inaccurate and inflated because of double-counting, population shifts and other factors, experts say.

Gothamist
12/06/2021
NYC Will Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines For All Private Sector Workers

"The fact that, during a pandemic, we allow conventions at the Javits Center with over 50,000 people coming from all over the U.S. and the globe, even with delta, is a dereliction of duty on the part of our leaders," he said, adding that the planned New Year's Eve ball drop event in Times Square was another example.

Medpagetoday
12/01/2021
Sex Disparity Mars Rollout of Embattled HIV Treatment in Poorer Countries

In low- and middle-income countries, dolutegravir (Tivicay) uptake in women still trailed that in men months after a safety reaffirmation from the World Health Organization (WHO), a large study showed. By March 2020, cumulative incidence of uptake of the antiretroviral by women ages 16-49 was 29.4% across 11 countries, compared with 57.7% in men of the same age group.

The New York Times
12/01/2021
Is New York City Ready for the Omicron Variant?

New York has already weathered three variants this year - Iota, Alpha and Delta. Will Omicron be different? As reports of the new Omicron variant began to circulate the world late last week, scientists in Queens who search for mutations in coronavirus samples drawn from infected New York City residents double-checked their work to see if they had missed any cases.

Contagion Live
12/01/2021
Women Suffering from Lack of Uptake of Preferred HIV Medication

In July 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) indicated dolutegravir for all adolescents and adults living with HIV. This recommendation came after a safety signal in May 2018 that suggested exposure to dolutegravir at conception was associated with infant neural tube defects.

Chalkbeat New York
11/30/2021
NYC schools to allow on-site COVID tests for teachers once again

With children ages 5 to 11 getting vaccinated, New York City schools may soon see a drop in the number of students participating in their on-site weekly COVID testing program since the program is only supposed to test unvaccinated students. But the swabs might not go unused.

CNBC
12/01/2021
Could Covid's omicron variant impact your workplace? Here's what to know

The world is on high alert with the latest developments of the Covid-19 omicron variant, which the World Health Organization said Monday poses a "very high" global risk. U.S. business leaders, meanwhile, are scrambling to figure out how the omicron variant could impact their workplaces, and what health and safety measures they can use to get ahead of it, says Dr. Neal Mills, chief medical officer for professional services firm Aon.

Spectrumlocalnews
CUNY epidemiologist discusses omicron variant, vaccine hesitancy

As of Friday, no cases of the COVID-19 variant known as "omicron" had been detected in the U.S., but because the World Health Organization has warned that the global risk from omicron was very high, some countries have closed their borders. The U.S. is restricting flights from South Africa and seven other countries.

The Guardian
11/24/2021
Has living through Covid made me a hypochondriac? I asked some experts

Like the unnamed woman Drake sings about in his 2015 hit Hotline Bling, I've been wearing less - at least metaphorically - and going out more. Apparently she started to behave that way ever since Drake left the city. Before that, he laments, she "used to always stay at home, be a good girl".

The New York Times
11/20/2021
How to Get a Coronavirus Booster Shot in New York City

New Yorkers can get coronavirus vaccine booster shots at a number of places, including pop-up vans, churches, local pharmacies and community health clinics. All adults living in New York City are officially eligible to receive coronavirus booster shots, following decisions made Friday by federal regulators to expand eligibility for the shots across the country beyond those who have underlying conditions, live or work in high-risk settings or are over 65.

www.ourtownny.com
Health and the Holidays

In the annals of public health there is probably no moment more notorious than the ill-timed parade in Philadelphia that became a super-spreader event for the 1918 influenza pandemic. The long shadow of this disaster prompted New York last year to cancel the St.

The New York Times
11/16/2021
Fully vaccinated people will be allowed to gather in Times Square for New Year's Eve.

New York City will welcome crowds back to Times Square this New Year's Eve, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday, as long as they provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. After a pared-down celebration last year, the longtime tradition of the ball drop at midnight will return to the city "at full strength," he said.

Gothamist
11/15/2021
NYC Says Any Adult Can Now Get A COVID Booster Shot

Rising COVID cases and cold weather prompted the shift, Chokshi said. Previously, boosters for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines were only available to senior citizens, all adults with underlying health conditions and those living or working in high-risk settings, like long-term care facilities and homeless shelters.

Spectrumlocalnews
When can students take off masks in school? Hochul says not yet

Now that all school-aged children are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the next question is when can they take off their masks in school? New York City Mayor-Elect Eric Adams says he wants kids unmasked as soon as possible, potentially even this school year. Gov.

The New York Times
11/02/2021
Still Unvaccinated, and Now on Unpaid Leave

It's Tuesday. It's Election Day in New York. We told you everything you need to know here , [ 9,000 Unvaccinated N.Y.C. Workers Put on Unpaid Leave as Mandate Begins ] here and here , so you know all about it. Now it's your turn.

The New York Times
11/01/2021
9,000 Unvaccinated N.Y.C. Workers Put on Unpaid Leave as Mandate Begins

Mayor Bill de Blasio said thousands more did get the shot and that the first day of the vaccine mandate went smoothly, without significant service disruptions. Hundreds of firefighters called in sick in what appeared to be an organized protest. Sanitation workers were playing catch up, after garbage collection lagged last week.

Newsday
10/31/2021
Analysis: Fewer hospitalizations, deaths on LI, in NYC than upstate New York

The surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in New York over the past four months has been far less severe on Long Island and in New York City than upstate, a Newsday analysis of state data found. Medical experts say higher vaccination rates, more extensive mask-wearing and vaccine mandates downstate are the primary reasons, along with natural immunity for some previously infected.

The Atlantic
10/09/2021
Why Aren't We Even Talking About Easing COVID Restrictions?

Yes, it's too soon to lift restrictions. But it's odd that there are no clear benchmarks for getting there. About the author: Ross Barkan is a writer and journalist based in New York. He is the author of The Prince: Andrew Cuomo, Coronavirus, and the Fall of New York.

Nyu
09/27/2021
NYU Public Health Researchers Receive NIH Grant to Protect Transit Workers from COVID-19

"We're grateful that NYU won this $4 million federal grant so it can continue this important research and recommend ways to better protect transit workers' health. This is groundbreaking research that will be helpful in the ongoing battle with COVID-19 and other infectious diseases that might emerge in the future," said Tony Utano, president of TWU Local 100.

Gothamist
09/27/2021
COVID Vaccination Rate For New York City Workers Hits 74%-But First Responders Still Lag Behind

Two weeks into New York City's "vax-or-test" rule, six municipal agencies, including those that make up first responders, are yet to see their COVID-19 vaccination levels hit 60%. The holdouts demonstrate how the city continues to struggle with vaccinating key members of its workforce amid Mayor Bill de Blasio's offensive with requirements and a back-to-the-workplace order.

The New York Times
09/13/2021
N.Y.C. Virus Cases Appear to Plateau. Could an Uptick Lie Ahead?

As students head back to school, experts say that the city's third coronavirus wave may be ebbing. The Delta variant's rapid spread in New York City this summer has slowed in recent weeks, convincing some epidemiologists that the city's third coronavirus wave has begun to ebb.

Gothamist
09/14/2021
Here's Where To Get A COVID Test In NYC-And How Much It Will Cost

As more New Yorkers got vaccinated against COVID-19 this spring and summer, interest in getting tested for the virus declined, bottoming out in early July. But demand has resurfaced in recent weeks, likely driven by offices reopening, kids going back to school, a rise in cases due to the highly contagious delta variant and general concerns about another surge.

Hamodia
09/13/2021
Vaccinated New Yorkers Only 4% of Covid Infections - Hamodia.com

Unvaccinated New Yorkers have made up 96% of all coronavirus infections reported so far this year, according to data released by the New York State Department of Health. Unvaccinated people were 21 times more likely to be infected and hospitalized.

Gothamist
09/10/2021
NY Releases Data On COVID Breakthrough Infections, Unvaccinated Make Up 21 Times More...

Vaccinated New Yorkers make up just 4% of COVID-19 infections so far this year, according to data provided by the New York State Department of Health. Unvaccinated people were 21 times as likely to be infected or hospitalized statewide. The trends offer another strong indication that the vaccines saved tens of thousands of people this year from severe disease.

The New York Times
08/26/2021
N.Y.C.'s Challenge: Keeping 1 Million Students Safe Amid Delta

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the school safety reopening plan on Thursday, raising questions about the city's readiness to bring back all its students to schools next month. With his time in office coming to a close, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City has staked much of his legacy on reopening schools during the pandemic, putting in-class learning at the center of his push to get the city running again.

Prnewswire
CUNY SPH and the NYC Health Department to study long-acting antiretroviral therapy for HIV

NEW YORK, Aug. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has awarded the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health Department) a thirty-month grant to support long-acting injectable antiretroviral therapy access, uptake, and adherence among people with HIV enrolled in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (hereafter "Ryan White").

Crain's New York Business
08/18/2021
Comptroller: City was unprepared for Covid

Comptroller Scott Stringer's office on Wednesday released an interim report critical of Mayor Bill de Blasio's Covid-19 preparedness efforts despite a substantial public health infrastructure and budget. "Our investigation shows weaknesses in planning and preparation and failures to promptly make decisions when time was of the essence and every minute counted," Stringer said in a statement.

Gothamist
08/18/2021
Many City Employees Still Unvaccinated Despite NYC Mayor's 'Vax-Or-Test' COVID Order

A month after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that all municipal workers must get vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing, the rate of inoculation among this 367,000-member workforce has barely budged. As of Monday, 58% of city workers-or 211,115 people-have received at least one dose of the vaccines, according to data provided by the mayor's office.

Prnewswire
CUNY SPH and NYC Health Department awarded $3.3 million to study new HIV intervention

NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has awarded the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health Department) a five-year, $3.3 million grant to test a new strategy to help people living with HIV achieve viral suppression.

The New York Times
08/12/2021
F.D.A. Authorizes Third Vaccine Dose for Immunocompromised

San Francisco announced a strict indoor vaccine mandate. The National Education Association, the largest U.S. teachers' union, supports a vaccine mandate for educators. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will require 25,000 of its health workers to be vaccinated.

Gothamist
08/11/2021
How Cuomo's Resignation Could Improve NY's COVID Response

Most of New York's counties are reporting enough community transmission to call for universal indoor masking, as far as federal guidance is concerned. Medical centers are steadily admitting more patients across all age groups. State numbers show 1,300 New York residents are hospitalized-the highest tally since May.

Newsday
08/06/2021
More people have died of COVID-19 in NY than state publicly reports, fed data shows

More than 2,000 additional people have died on Long Island from COVID-19 than New York State is publicly reporting, a Newsday analysis of federal and state data found. The gap is rooted in New York's continuing exclusion of some COVID-19 deaths from its publicly released totals, even though the state is aware of those additional deaths and reports them to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Gothamist
08/03/2021
NYC To Require Vaccinations For Indoor Dining, Gyms And Other Venues

New York City will require proof of vaccination for all those working and patronizing indoor restaurants, gyms and indoor performance venues. On Tuesday morning, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the plan, which is said to be the first of its kind in the country, at a press briefing attended by representatives from the restaurant industry, lawmakers, and public health experts.

Gothamist
07/28/2021
Cuomo To Require All State Workers To Be Vaccinated, Following De Blasio's Lead

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will require all state workers to be vaccinated by Labor Day or be subject to weekly testing. Patient-facing health workers, however, must be vaccinated without exception. The announcement comes two days after Mayor Bill de Blasio imposed a similar mandate for city employees as the extremely virulent delta variant has led to widespread fears of a resurgence.

Gothamist
07/28/2021
Cuomo To Require All State Workers To Be Vaccinated, Following De Blasio's Lead

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will require all state workers to be vaccinated by Labor Day or be subject to weekly testing. Patient-facing health workers, however, must be vaccinated without exception. The announcement comes two days after Mayor Bill de Blasio imposed a similar mandate for city employees as the extremely virulent delta variant has led to widespread fears of a resurgence.

Gothamist
07/26/2021
NYC Will Require Vaccination Or Weekly Testing For All City Workers

Beginning in mid-September, New York City will require all of its 340,000 municipal workers, including police, firefighters and teachers, to either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested weekly. The mayor's office says the policy will be announced Monday.

ScienceDaily
07/21/2021
Advancing the long-term well-being of people living with HIV

A global multidisciplinary group of HIV experts has developed a consensus statement identifying the key issues health systems must address in order to move beyond the longtime emphasis on viral suppression to instead deliver integrated, person-centered healthcare for people living with HIV throughout their lives.

The New York Times
07/20/2021
New York to Require Vaccination or Weekly Testing for City Health Workers

The new city policy takes aim at improving vaccination rates at public hospitals. Around 60 percent of workers in the city's public hospital system are vaccinated. For months, Mayor Bill de Blasio has been reluctant to make coronavirus vaccinations mandatory for anyone, hoping that encouragement, convenience and persuasion would be enough.

City & State NY
07/21/2021
Could the delta variant complicate the coming NYC school year?

More than 200,000 students have signed up for New York City's "Summer Rising" summer school program, a record number. However, rollout of programming has been fraught with challenges and, in a signal to what might lie ahead this fall, around 95 classrooms are currently quarantining due to positive COVID-19 cases.

Ny1
Expert warns mixed signals may confuse New Yorkers on mask guidance

A CDC announcement on Tuesday offering guidance to vaccinated Americans about wearing masks indoors did not come as a surprise to Dr. Denis Nash. "Many of us, including the CDC, knew that there was a good chance it would get worse with variants," said Dr. Nash, a professor of epidemiology at CUNY and the executive director of CUNY's Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health.

Gothamist
07/20/2021
As COVID Cases Climb In NYC, De Blasio Says No To Masking For All

In the face of a steady climb in coronavirus cases, Mayor Bill de Blasio is resisting calls to reissue an indoor mask mandate, saying that doubling down on vaccination remains the best approach to fighting the recent rebound. "Masks have value, unquestionably, but masks are not going at the root of the problem," he said Tuesday, during his daily press briefing.

Spectrumnews1
07/20/2021
City to require vaccine or weekly COVID-19 testing for health workers

Starting Aug. 2, the city will require workers at public hospitals to either get vaccinated for COVID-19 or get tested for the virus on a weekly basis, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday. The decision comes as the delta variant continues to spread through the city, pushing up hospitalization and infection rates.

Gothamist
07/16/2021
Recent Rain & Heat Are Creating "Ideal Conditions" For West Nile Virus

The number of animals that have contracted the West Nile virus has gone up this year, which experts say are a bellwether for human cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their data Thursday showing that those animal-related cases in New York and New Jersey have increased (the CDC doesn't specify how much of an increase occurred).

The New York Times
07/14/2021
As Delta Spreads, Virus Cases Rise in New York City

But because of vaccines, health experts don't expect the recent increase to reach the levels seen in New York City's first and second waves. Fueled by the Delta variant, daily coronavirus case counts in New York City have begun climbing in recent days, even as the city seems determined to turn the page on the pandemic.

silive
07/14/2021
Kids under 12 remain unvaccinated: How can parents prepare for Delta coronavirus variant?

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - The new coronavirus (COVID-19) Delta variant has led to numerous outbreaks across the globe, and while the rollout of the vaccine has slowed infection rates, the immunization is still unavailable to anyone under 12 years old - leaving some parents wondering how to protect their kids against the virus, according to a recent report by Gothamist.

AP NEWS
07/13/2021
New York takes conservative approach counting virus deaths

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The federal government's count of the COVID-19 death toll in New York has 11,000 more victims than the tally publicized by the administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, which has stuck with a far more conservative approach to counting virus deaths.

The New York Times
07/07/2021
As Delta Risk Looms, New York City Scales Back Covid Monitoring

The positive test rate in the city has crept up near 1 percent in recent days. Coronavirus testing numbers are dwindling. Contact tracers are being invited to apply for other jobs. And the percentage of coronavirus cases the city is analyzing to track variants has fallen.

Gothamist
06/14/2021
NY Lifting Most COVID Restrictions Now That 70% Of Adults Are Partially Vaccinated

Governor Andrew Cuomo is due to lift the vast majority of New York's coronavirus restrictions and safety measures now that 70% of adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The state reached the milestone on Monday, according to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-just over a week after Cuomo announced the goal.

Canadian Public Television
05/19/2021
La vie reprend dans la ville qui ne dort jamais

La ville de New York commence à revivre. Depuis ce matin, magasins, restaurants et théâtres n'ont plus de limite de clients. Le port du masque n'est plus obl...

Newsday
05/17/2021
Key COVID-19 statistics differ, depending on how agencies record them

New York computes coronavirus data differently than other states, New York City and health care groups, leading to lower positivity rates and lower COVID-19 death numbers for Long Island and the rest of the state, experts say. The state's official COVID-19 death toll through Friday was 41,450.

ProPublica
05/14/2021
A Tiny Number of People Will Be Hospitalized Despite Being Vaccinated. We Have to Learn Why.

Experts say we should investigate "breakthrough infections" to look out for variants and understand who's vulnerable. In many cases, that's not happening. Crucial pieces of the puzzle are being tossed in the trash. Dr. Carey Washington was eager to be vaccinated. The psychologist, who was still working at 80 years old, got his first coronavirus shot on Jan.

The New York Times
05/05/2021
Covid-19: Studies Indicate Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Protects Against the Most Severe Outcomes of...

The Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine is extraordinarily effective at protecting against severe disease caused by two dangerous variants, according to two studies published Wednesday. The studies, which are based on the real-world use of the vaccine in Qatar and Israel, suggest that the vaccine can prevent the worst outcomes - including severe pneumonia and death - caused by B.1.1.7, the variant first identified in the U.K., and B.1.351, the variant first identified in South Africa.

The New York Times
05/03/2021
New York Region to Accelerate Reopening, Raising Hopes and Anxiety

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are pushing ahead with May 19 reopening plans, and the subway will return to 24-hour service. New York and its neighbors New Jersey and Connecticut announced on Monday that they were lifting almost all their pandemic restrictions, paving the way for a return to fuller offices and restaurants, a more vibrant nightlife and a richer array of cultural and religious gatherings for the first time in a year.

Ny1
05/03/2021
'The virus sets the timeline': Health experts concerned over city reopening

New York City is seeing the best COVID-19 numbers in nearly six months, with rates of hospitalizations, positive tests and cases all at their lowest levels since November. Those trends have led Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to declare ambitious - and, of course, competing - new goals for reopening the city.

WCNY
04/29/2021
New York's pandemic numbers improve, but COVID-19 risks linger |WCNY

April 29, 2021 - Dr. Denis Nash, executive director of the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health, discusses the relaxed pandemic restrictions in New York, the declining demand for COVID-19 vaccines and when he'll feel comfortable eating indoors at a restaurant.

The New York Times
04/28/2021
In U.S., Virus Cases Have Recently Dropped in Over Half of States

More than half of U.S. states have seen a significant decline in new coronavirus cases over the past two weeks, as federal health officials have begun to suggest that the virus's trajectory is improving. Still, the uneven levels of vaccination across the country point to the challenge of reaching those people who have not gotten shots.

Gothamist
04/27/2021
CDC Loosens Mask Guidance For Vaccinated People. Here's What That Means For NY

For many New Yorkers, putting a mask on before leaving the house has become second nature by now. But federal health officials announced Tuesday that for those who have been vaccinated, it's no longer necessary to wear a mask outdoors if you're attending a small gathering or casually hanging outside.

The New York Times
04/13/2021
How the Coronavirus Variants Are Spreading in New York City

New, searchable ZIP code-level data provides a close look at how contagious variants have kept New York's case levels alarmingly high. The number of new coronavirus cases in New York City has remained alarmingly, and stubbornly, high for weeks, even as tens of thousands of people are vaccinated daily.

Washington Post
03/26/2021
As contact tracing ebbs in parts of US, NYC stays committed

NEW YORK - Coronavirus contact tracing programs across the U.S. scaled back their ambitions as cases surged in winter, but New York City has leaned into its $600 million tracing initiative. The city hired more tracers during the holiday season surge and in early March hit its goal of reaching at least 90% of people who test positive, a mark it hadn't reached since around Thanksgiving.

The New York Times
03/20/2021
Mixed Virus Data Has Some Experts Questioning Pace of N.Y.C. Reopening

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced this week that businesses like indoor fitness studios would be allowed to reopen. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced recently that New York City would take several more steps toward normalcy: More people would soon be allowed in restaurants; an 11 p.m.

Gothamist
03/19/2021
Ask An Epidemiologist: Is New York Reopening Too Fast?

New York City restaurants can now open indoor dining at 50% capacity. On Monday, public high schoolers will be back in class, while yoga and spin classes get up and running again. Shakespeare is returning to Central Park.

The New York Times
03/10/2021
Two variants may account for half of New York City's virus cases, analysis finds.

Genetic analysis suggests that roughly half of coronavirus cases in New York City now are caused by two new forms of the pathogen, city officials reported on Wednesday. One of the so-called variants, first detected in the city, now accounts for nearly 40 percent of all cases analyzed in local laboratories.

The New York Times
03/10/2021
Covid-19: Biden Administration Opens Nursing Home Doors

The Biden administration on Wednesday published revised guidelines for nursing home visits during the pandemic, allowing guests the freedom to go inside to see residents regardless of whether the visitors or the residents have been vaccinated.

nydailynews.com
03/09/2021
New study of NYC school COVID-19 rates presents 'compelling' evidence of low in-school transmission

A sweeping study published Tuesday of COVID-19 spread in city schools offers the strongest evidence to date that virus transmission has remained low within in-person classes, experts and officials say. The study, authored by Mayor de Blasio's chief health adviser Jay Varma and published Tuesday in the journal Pediatrics, draws on hundreds of thousands of in-school COVID-19 tests from Oct.

The New York Times
02/25/2021
As Infections Dip, Governors Across U.S. Start Easing Restrictions

With the coronavirus slowly receding, governors around the United States are beginning to relax pandemic restrictions. But the rules are being eased much in the same way as they were imposed: in a patchwork fashion that largely falls along party lines. Republicans are leaning toward rollbacks, and Democrats are staying the course or offering a more cautious approach.

WCNY
02/25/2021
Cuomo's return to normalcy at odds with public health experts |WCNY

Feb. 25, 2021 - Gov. Cuomo has announced a slew of changes to the state's COVID-19 regulations including a limited number of fans that can attend sport events. Dr. Denis Nash, Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology at the CUNY School of Public Health and Executive Director of the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health, weighed in on the recent changes.

The New York Times
02/25/2021
'Everything Seems So Tenuous': Variants Threaten N.Y.C.'s Progress on Virus

Cases have fallen more slowly in New York City than nationwide, and highly contagious variants are causing concern. Since the peak of the holiday surge in early January, New York City has seen a steep decline in the number of people testing positive for the coronavirus each day, as have the state and the nation.

New York 1
2/21/2021
With Arenas Reopening, Health Experts Voice Concerns

NEW YORK - A baseball game at Yankee Stadium. The Nets' new "big three" at Barclays Center. A concert at Madison Square Garden. New Yorkers will soon get to watch these kinds of massive spectator events, unthinkable for much of the past year, after Gov.

Education Week
02/18/2021
Is Lunchtime the 'Weak Link' in School Reopening Plans?

Mary McIntyre, a middle school reading intervention teacher in Albemarle County, Va., is crossing her fingers for good weather in mid-March, when her district plans to reopen school buildings. If it's warm enough, students will eat lunch outside.

Rolling Stone
02/11/2021
New York State to Reopen Large Venues at 10 Percent Capacity

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that large venues in the state would reopen in limited capacity to audience members on February 23rd, NBC News reports. Ticket holders who provide a negative PCR test within 72 hours of an event will be able to attend events at arenas and stadiums with a capacity of more than 10,000 people, although event capacity will be kept at a strict 10 percent.

FOX 5 New York
02/10/2021
NY stadiums allowed to have limited fans starting on Feb. 23

New York's governor is opening up stadiums and arenas to sports and concerts this month. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday afternoon that any large stadium in the state can reopen starting on Feb. 23, 2021, at 10% capacity for venues over 10,000 seats.

Gothamist
02/04/2021
Incarcerated Men Sue State For Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

Ira Goldberg was terrified of dying in prison. In panicked phone calls in the days before he caught the coronavirus at Woodbourne Correctional Facility, his attorney described the 72-year-old Brooklyn man with a visceral terror in his voice that reminded her of the Blair Witch Project.

Nytimes
02/02/2021
A SoulCycle Instructor Got the Vaccine as an 'Educator'

The spin class teacher, Stacey Griffith, has since apologized. But to many, it was another example of wealthy or well-connected people cutting lines for doses. For Stacey Griffith, a New York City-based SoulCycle instructor whose highly sought-after spin classes are often studded with celebrities, securing a vaccine dose was simple enough: She filled out some paperwork, and on Friday made the hour drive from Manhattan to a coronavirus vaccination site on Staten Island.

The New York Times
02/01/2021
9 Top N.Y. Health Officials Have Quit as Cuomo Scorns Expertise

"When I say 'experts' in air quotes, it sounds like I'm saying I don't really trust the experts," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said of pandemic policies. "Because I don't." The deputy commissioner for public health at the New York State Health Department resigned in late summer.

The New York Times
01/22/2021
54 ZIP Codes in New York City Have Positive Test Rates Over 10%

As the focus turns to vaccinations, the virus continues to spread, leaving health experts to wonder if officials will mull new steps and restrictions. Even as New York City officials focus on vaccinating millions of residents, the coronavirus continues to spread, with more than 50 ZIP codes showing a positive test rate over 10 percent.

San Francisco Chronicle
01/13/2021
Cuomo pitches rapid testing to open restaurants, theaters

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday he wants to start opening restaurants, theaters and offices by launching rapid testing sites in New York City and eventually at hundreds of new sites in other city centers throughout the state.

US News & World Report
01/12/2021
New York Expands Vaccines to Those 65 and Over Amid Glitches

By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state expanded COVID-19 vaccine distribution Tuesday to people 65 and over, increasing access to an already short supply of doses being distributed through an overtaxed system some users have found time consuming.

NPR.org
12/03/2020
Battle-Weary Nurses Wonder If New York Hospitals Can Handle Another Coronavirus Surge

No U.S. city suffered more in the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic than New York City, where more than 24,000 people died, mainly in the spring. Medical workers in New York learned exactly how difficult and dangerous things can get when hospitals are overwhelmed, and now they are bracing themselves as infections begin to rise again.

Crain's New York Business
11/30/2020
State Covid tracing app slow to gain acceptance

Two months after its launch, fewer than 1,000 users have received warnings from a state app that anonymously alerts New Yorkers to potential Covid-19 exposure, with many of its users failing to log their positive test results. The app, Covid Alert NY, uses Bluetooth technology...

The New York Times
11/20/2020
This Is How the Outbreak Is Resurging Across New York City

The positive test rates have gone up in the city in the last month, leading to what many experts say is a second wave. At first, New York officials tracked the resurgence of the coronavirus to a few neighborhoods in the city with large populations of Orthodox Jewish residents.

NPR.org
11/28/2020
New York Health Care Workers Are Worried Amid Another COVID-19 Spike

New York City hospitals say they're better prepared for the growing number of COVID-19 cases than they were earlier this year, but some health care workers are worried. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: New York public health leaders and elected officials say the city's in a much better position to withstand a COVID-19 surge than it was in March and April.

The New York Times
11/13/2020
Europe Keeps Schools Open, Not Restaurants. The U.S. Has Other Ideas.

Science increasingly suggests classrooms can be kept open safely. But dining rooms pose a different problem. Across much of Europe, even as coronavirus cases rise anew, governments are keeping classrooms open while forcing restaurants and bars to shut their doors. But in some American cities, officials have opted to keep students home even as dining rooms bustle with customers.

The New York Times
11/09/2020
N.Y.C. Dangerously Close to Second Wave, Mayor Says, as New Rules Loom

The spike in virus cases threatens the city's recovery and could mean "a lot more restrictions," Mayor Bill de Blasio said. [Read more on NYC school closings due to Covid-19 ] As coronavirus cases surged to record highs across the country, New York City had hoped to keep the outbreak at bay and press ahead with its slow but steady recovery from the dark days of spring.

The New York Times
09/15/2020
As Covid-19 Cases Rise, Europe Enters 'Living-With-the-Virus Phase'

People across the continent have largely gone back to work, even as the possibility of a second wave looms. Officials in Texas have recorded more than 700,000 coronavirus infections, and India's caseload has topped five million. Here's what you need to know: In the early days of the pandemic, President Emmanuel Macron exhorted the French to wage "war" against an invisible enemy.

Washington Post
08/17/2020
'Are you doing OK?': On the ground with NYC contact tracers

NEW YORK - Joseph Ortiz headed for the home of a stranger who tested positive for COVID-19, unsure how his unexpected visit would go. The person hadn't answered phone calls from New York City's contact tracing program, a massive effort to keep the coronavirus from spreading by getting newly diagnosed people to identify others they might have infected before those people spread it further.

WebMD
8/10/2020
Can We Prevent the Next 5 Million COVID Cases?

Aug. 10, 2020 -- The U.S. just sailed past the 5 million mark for confirmed cases of COVID-19. The coronavirus continues to spread in dozens of states. And Americans who've spent the last 4 months in various stages of lockdown are frustrated and exhausted.

CUNY ISPH
07/15/2020
CUNY ISPH landmark national cohort study awarded $3.4M NIH grant | CUNY ISPH

The Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health ( ISPH) at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy ( CUNY SPH) has received $3.4 million in emergency funds from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, to support its ongoing national longitudinal COVID-19 study.

Healio
05/14/2020
Q&A: Researchers hope new COVID-19 cohort study will be a 'game changer'

Investigators recently launched the CHASING COVID Cohort study to help physicians and policymakers understand the impact of our public health response to the pandemic on clinical outcomes, and to prepare for future health crises. Specifically, the CHASING COVID study will gather definitive evidence about whether antibodies are protective against reinfection.

WebMD
5/14/20
What to Know About Coronavirus Testing

May 14, 2020 -- With a pandemic moving as fast as COVID-19, so does the science working to contain it. New tests come to the market quickly, and some are more reliable than others. We consulted experts to bring you answers to common questions.

WebMD
4/17/2020
How Accurate Are Coronavirus Death Counts?

The lack of widespread diagnostic testing in the U.S. has forced doctors and researchers to use other ways to find out where an outbreak is particularly bad, and how well stay-at-home orders are working. The death toll is one of them.

PIX11
04/07/2020
Push being made to make sure all COVID-19 deaths are counted

NEW YORK CITY - There are increasingly reports of people dying in their homes, likely from COVID-19, unable to make it to the hospital. Most of the deaths are coming from hard hit neighborhoods of color and making sure everyone is counted is becoming an increasing concern for people who do not feel there has [...]

WebMD
4/4/2020
Evidence Mounts for Greater COVID Prevalence

April 24, 2020 -- Coronavirus infection rates may be higher than confirmed cases suggest, new data show. Because a significant percentage of infected people don't show any symptoms, experts have known the real number of infections was likely to be higher than confirmed cases. Others may have had symptoms but weren't able to get tested.

PIX11
04/03/2020
Pressure to reveal racial info about COVID-19 impact

NEW YORK - The city continues to release data of which neighborhoods are getting hit hardest by COVID-19 and the pattern emerging if one of racial and wealth disparity. Now there are new calls for more information about and support for neighborhoods hardest hit by COVID-19, particularly communities of color.

PIX11
04/03/2020
Wearing a face covering is helpful, but doesn't mean an end to social distancing

NEW YORK - City officials said Thursday they now recommend using an improvised covering of your face like a scarf. The new recommendation is based on a number of studies done recently about people who have COVID-19 but have yet to show symptoms. Some studies suggest even breathing on near others when pre-symptomatic can infect [...]

Axios
03/25/2020
New York's fight to save itself from coronavirus is also America's fight

New York's fight against the novel coronavirus is also the nation's fight, as the state - and the city in particular - emerges with "astronomical numbers" of cases, to quote Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Why it matters: The Empire State has 5% of the world's COVID-19 cases and about 50% of the nation's.

CNN
03/30/20
What we've learned from the HIV pandemic

As people who have worked to respond to the HIV pandemic for most of our adult lives, we understand the consequences of early mistakes in the response to disease outbreaks and how politicians can often stand in the way of protecting the public's health.

The Paper Gown
03/14/2020
A Quick Guide to the Coronavirus - Explainers

Coronavirus information changes quickly, so please take note of this story's publication date. You can find current recommendations and national outbreak data on the CDC website. Or, if you want local coronavirus updates and stats, check out the department of health website for your state or your city.

The New York Times
04/13/2021
How the Coronavirus Variants Are Spreading in New York City

New, searchable ZIP code-level data provides a close look at how contagious variants have kept New York's case levels alarmingly high. The number of new coronavirus cases in New York City has remained alarmingly, and stubbornly, high for weeks, even as tens of thousands of people are vaccinated daily.

The New York Times
04/13/2021
How the Coronavirus Variants Are Spreading in New York City

New, searchable ZIP code-level data provides a close look at how contagious variants have kept New York's case levels alarmingly high. The number of new coronavirus cases in New York City has remained alarmingly, and stubbornly, high for weeks, even as tens of thousands of people are vaccinated daily.

nydailynews.com
03/09/2021
New study of NYC school COVID-19 rates presents 'compelling' evidence of low in-school transmission

A sweeping study published Tuesday of COVID-19 spread in city schools offers the strongest evidence to date that virus transmission has remained low within in-person classes, experts and officials say. The study, authored by Mayor de Blasio's chief health adviser Jay Varma and published Tuesday in the journal Pediatrics, draws on hundreds of thousands of in-school COVID-19 tests from Oct.

Rolling Stone
02/11/2021
New York State to Reopen Large Venues at 10 Percent Capacity

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that large venues in the state would reopen in limited capacity to audience members on February 23rd, NBC News reports. Ticket holders who provide a negative PCR test within 72 hours of an event will be able to attend events at arenas and stadiums with a capacity of more than 10,000 people, although event capacity will be kept at a strict 10 percent.

Nytimes
02/24/2006
A Wider Inquiry, as More People Get Antibiotics and 2nd Apartment Is to Be Checked (Published 2006)

Seven people are now on antibiotics as result of expanded investigation into first case of naturally occurring inhalation anthrax in United States since 1976; African drum maker Vado Diomande remains hospitalized in Pennsylvania since collapsing after Feb 16 performance at Mansfield University; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientists and others are investigating and testing Diomade's Manhattan apartment, Crown Heights apartment and Brooklyn warehouse; photo (M)

NPR.org
10/27/2014
New York's Disease Detectives Hit The Street In Search Of Ebola

A little-seen force has fanned out across New York City intent on stopping the spread of Ebola virus - disease detectives go looking for contacts who might be infected. "They're just really good at finding people," says Denis Nash.

Nytimes
02/24/2006
A Wider Inquiry, as More People Get Antibiotics and 2nd Apartment Is to Be Checked (Published 2006)

Seven people are now on antibiotics as result of expanded investigation into first case of naturally occurring inhalation anthrax in United States since 1976; African drum maker Vado Diomande remains hospitalized in Pennsylvania since collapsing after Feb 16 performance at Mansfield University; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientists and others are investigating and testing Diomade's Manhattan apartment, Crown Heights apartment and Brooklyn warehouse; photo (M)

Nytimes
09/17/2000
Man Versus Mosquito (Published 2000)

Name: Denis Nash Age: 32 Coming from: Atlanta Looking for: A virus Denis Nash has never been to Queens in his whole life. And yet here he is, as green as the lawns of Flushing, sitting in a New York City health department van parked in front of a small brick house in the northern part of the borough.

Nytimes
04/01/2003
VITAL SIGNS: CAUSE AND EFFECT; Legacy of Lead at Menopause (Published 2003)

Dr Denis Nash reports his University of Maryland School of Medicine research shows that high lead levels in blood of menopausal women correlate to high blood pressure; says that build-up of lead over time is released as bones break down and lose minerals; contends that treatment for bone loss could reduce lead dispersal; cartoon (S)

The official website of the City of New York
07/16/2021
Transcript: Mayor de Blasio Appears Live on the Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer: Brian Lehrer on WNYC. Time now for our weekly Ask The Mayor segment, my questions and yours for Mayor Bill de Blasio at 6-4-6-4-3-5-7-2-8-0, 6-4-6-4-3-5-7-2-8-0. Or tweet your question, just use the hashtag #AskTheMayor so we'll be sure to see it go by. And good morning, Mr. Mayor.

Nytimes
02/01/2021
9 Top N.Y. Health Officials Have Quit as Cuomo Scorns Expertise

"When I say 'experts' in air quotes, it sounds like I'm saying I don't really trust the experts," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said of pandemic policies. "Because I don't." The deputy commissioner for public health at the New York State Health Department resigned in late summer.