Gyms and Fitness Centers Allowed to Open

Gyms and Fitness Centers Allowed to Open

For Patients, Insurers Must Count the Coupons BY WILLIAM REMAK COVID-19 is ravaging the nation – and taking a devastating toll on those living with chronic illnesses. In New York City, our nation’s epicenter, 94 percent of those hospitalized with the virus had a major underlying health condition. It’s no wonder why many Americans with […]

Steps New York State Can Take to Combat the Return of COVID-19 in Assisted Living Facilities

Steps New York State Can Take to Combat the Return of COVID-19 in Assisted Living Facilities

By Lisa Newcomb, Executive Director, Empire State Association of Assisted Living The COVID-19 pandemic brought unparalleled challenges and wreaked havoc on nearly every industry. Thousands of residents in assisted living communities on Long Island and in New York City experienced a sudden separation from their friends and families, while staff and management of these facilities […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Storm Response”

County Executive’s Corner: “Storm Response”

By County Executive Ed Day Next week we are scheduling an executive level meeting with Orange and Rockland Utilities to discuss their insufficient and inadequate response to Tropical Storm Isaias. As a Legislator I sponsored this same type of meeting in 2012 with O&R after Sandy and will be holding them accountable for the promises […]

America’s Unique Approach to Innovation Will Cure COVID-19

America’s Unique Approach to Innovation Will Cure COVID-19

By John Fraser Scientists have responded to COVID-19 with unprecedented speed. Just months after the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, clinical trials are already underway for nearly 200 vaccines and therapies. But while the pace of COVID-19 innovation may be extraordinary, the research infrastructure allowing this remarkable work is hardly new. In fact, it was […]