New York Turns to Smart Thermometers for Disease Detection in Schools

The technology company Kinsa will distribute as many as 100,000 internet-connected thermometers through the city’s elementary schools.

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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.

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New York City Barely Tests for Virus Variants. Can That Change?

Only about 1 percent of new cases were sequenced last month, a rate far below the 10 percent recommended by some experts. Now, officials are aiming to put a more robust program in place.

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How to Get the Coronavirus Vaccine in N.Y.C.

There are multiple websites, disappearing slots and even attempts to game the system. Here’s our guide to what you have to do to get a dose in your arm.

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Hidden Beneath the Streets of New York, a Way to Track Covid

The city’s sewers, known for alligator tales and other lore, are routinely tested for traces of the coronavirus.

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What New York City’s Sewers Reveal About the Virus

The city’s underground pungent waterways, known for alligator tales and other lore, are routinely tested for traces of the coronavirus.

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N.Y.C.’s School Testing Plan May Miss Large Outbreaks, Study Finds

Half of New York’s students should be tested every two weeks, researchers estimate. Officials plan to test only 10 to 20 percent of each school every month.

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New York Threatens Orthodox Jewish Areas With Lockdown Over Virus

Community leaders said residents have resisted the rules in part because of the influence of President Trump, whose views on masks have been embraced.

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100 N.Y.C. School Buildings Have Already Reported a Positive Case

Nearly all the buildings remained open, following city guidelines that say only those schools with two cases in different classrooms will shut.

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N.Y.C. Warns About Rising Virus Cases in Hasidic Neighborhoods

Officials see a worrisome indicator in several parts of Brooklyn and Queens after a couple of months of declining or flat transmission.

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The Met Is Reopening, and the ‘Hot Dog King’ Is Back

The rebound of the longtime vendor could be a bellwether for small-business owners in the city who rely on tourists and workers for sales.

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In N.Y.C.’s Coronavirus Surge, a Frightening Echo of the 1918 Flu

This spring, death rates rivaled those seen during the country’s deadliest pandemic, a new study finds. “What 1918 looked like is basically this.”

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Why N.Y.C. Has a New Health Commissioner

Dr. Oxiris Barbot resigned her post after clashes between health officials and the mayor over the city’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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N.Y.C. Health Commissioner Resigns After Clashes With Mayor Over Virus

The resignation of Dr. Oxiris Barbot, the commissioner since 2018, came after Mayor Bill de Blasio stripped her agency of a key virus tracing program.

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9-Day Waits for Test Results Threaten N.Y.C.’s Ability to Contain Virus

“Honestly, I don’t even really see the point in getting tested,” said one New Yorker who has waited nearly two weeks, with still no results.

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Did Floyd Protests Lead to a Virus Surge? Here’s What We Know

Epidemiologists have braced for a surge of coronavirus cases. But it has not come yet.

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Undercounting Those Killed by the N.Y.P.D.

A never-released report shows that the number of people killed by police activity in New York is more than twice what has been reported.

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De Blasio’s Health Chief Vanished for Days. Is She Still in Charge?

Dr. Oxiris Barbot re-emerged and said she’s on the team. But one of her agency’s key functions in managing the pandemic has been handed to another city department.

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These N.Y.C. Neighborhoods Have the Highest Rates of Virus Deaths

Race and income are the key factors that decide who dies from Covid-19 and who survives, city data shows.

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Leave NYC’s Coronavirus Contact Tracing to the Pros

Mayor de Blasio should let the health department do its Covid-19 tracing.

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De Blasio Strips Control of Virus Tracing From Health Department

Several leading health officials expressed serious concerns over the transfer of contact tracing efforts to the agency that runs the city’s public hospitals, a departure from current and past practice.

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15 Children Are Hospitalized With Mysterious Illness Possibly Tied to Covid-19

The health authorities in New York City issued an alert saying that the children had a syndrome that doctors do not yet fully understand.

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‘A Tragedy Is Unfolding’: Inside New York’s Virus Epicenter

In a city ravaged by an epidemic, few places have been as hard hit as central Queens.

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Coronavirus in New York Could Overwhelm Hospitals

“We are not prepared,” one doctor said. New York City’s hospitals may be moving too slowly as the outbreak spreads, experts say.

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