Maya Kaufman

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5 things to know about the city's next health commissioner

Mayor-elect Eric Adams has tapped Dr. Ashwin Vasan, president and CEO of mental health nonprofit Fountain House, to serve as the city's next...

Mount Sinai defers some elective procedures as Covid cases surge

Mount Sinai Health System will stop scheduling elective and non-emergency procedures so it can free up health care providers and resources to care for...

Urgent-care providers temporarily close some locations, citing omicron surge

Urgent-care providers in New York and New Jersey are temporarily closing some locations, as a surge in Covid-19 cases due to the omicron variant strains health-care...

City's private-sector vaccine mandate goes into effect

Mayor Bill de Blasio's Covid-19 vaccine mandate for private-sector employers went into effect Monday, days before he is set to leave office. Under the...

City DOH employees call for remote-work policy as Covid concerns mount

Employees of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are pressing the city to reauthorize remote work for them and...

5 cases of omicron variant confirmed in New York

The first cases of Covid-19's omicron variant were confirmed Thursday night in New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced....

Man tests positive for omicron variant after visiting New York City

A Minnesota man tested positive for the Covid-19 omicron variant several days after returning home from New York City, where he attended an anime convention...

Stakeholders push for education-related reforms to combat nursing shortages

Nursing shortages in New York made headlines this fall when Lewis County General Hospital announced it would halt deliveries for lack of vaccinated...

City Council votes to approve New York Blood Center rezoning

The New York City Council voted Tuesday to approve the New York Blood Center’s rezoning proposal for its Upper East Side research facility,...

Telehealth is veiling signs of pandemic-era drug misuse: study

Physicians say the shift to telehealth visits during the Covid-19 pandemic has limited their ability to determine whether patients are at risk of...

Insurance premiums up 4% in 2021, survey finds

Health insurance premiums for employer-sponsored single and family coverage increased about 4% from 2020 to this year, echoing the previous year's growth rate...

Pfizer tops Q3 estimates after revenue more than doubles thanks to vaccine sales

In its most recent quarter, Pfizer beat estimates and has raised its 2021 forecast after global sales of its Covid-19 vaccine pushed its...

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