New Yorkers Drop Their Covid Vigilance as a BA.5 Wave Hits

Once among the most vigilant, New Yorkers respond to a highly transmissible new wave of Covid cases with the most New York of attitudes.

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Some Transgender People Used Remote Work to Make a Change

After transitioning in private, they are preparing to return to the workplace at a time when gender identity itself is a politically divisive issue.

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Two Years Later, New York City’s Lessons from the Pandemic

The city was slow to react, and the vaccine rollout was flawed. Poor neighborhoods still need help. But shutdowns and mandates saved lives.

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New York Hospitals Face Possible Mass Firings as Workers Spurn Vaccines

With a Monday deadline looming, thousands of health care workers in the state are risking their jobs by not getting a coronavirus vaccine.

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A Hospital Finds an Unlikely Group Opposing Vaccination: Its Workers

When a Staten Island hospital implemented a vaccine or testing mandate, some of its staff staged angry protests.

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How to Vaccinate Homebound Seniors? Take the Shots to Them.

Millions of older Americans, chronically ill and trapped at home, pose a big challenge to inoculation efforts. Doctors are on it.

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One Hospital System Sued 2,500 Patients After Pandemic Hit

The largest health system in New York, led by a close ally of the governor, continues to sue over medical debt during the Covid-19 crisis, even after other big hospitals suspended lawsuits.

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Hospitals Discover a Surprise in Their Pfizer Vaccine Deliveries: Extra Doses

Pharmacists have found that they can squeeze an additional dose from some of the glass vials that were supposed to contain five doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

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Inside the Race to Give the First Vaccinations in the United States

Hospitals around the country scrambled to administer the first shots after waiting months for the coronavirus vaccine.

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Sandra Lindsay, the First to Be Vaccinated, Hopes to Persuade Skeptics

Sandra Lindsay, a nurse at a Queens hospital, was the first person in the United States to be vaccinated. She wanted to “inspire people who look like me.”

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A Covid-19 Lesson: Some Seriously Ill Patients Can Be Treated at Home

To ease pressure on hospitals, Northwell Health brought medical workers, oxygen tanks and intravenous equipment into patients’ homes. Now Florida is taking cues.

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Meet the Heroes Fighting on the Front Lines Against Covid-19

Watch the doctors and nurses trying to save us from the coronavirus as they risk their own lives — and those of their families — in a new Times documentary on FX and Hulu.

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Gilead to Test a Version of Remdesivir That Can Be Inhaled

As scientists study the effectiveness of the drug against the coronavirus, others are exploring how to make the potential treatment easier to administer.

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Black and Latino Churches Offer Prayers, Hope and Coronavirus Testing

A public health program takes free tests and fellowship to communities in New York that have been devastated by Covid-19.

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Hospitals Move Into Next Phase as New York Passes Viral Peak

A sharp drop in coronavirus patients was “like someone turned off the hose,” one doctor said. But the city’s health system faces challenges ahead.

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Grandma Rocket, the Virus and a Family Whose Love Bridged 2,500 Miles

A matriarch to generations, both in the United States and Colombia, she struggled with the coronavirus on a ventilator. They gathered online and in the I.C.U. to prepare for the end.

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Hundreds of Miles From Home, Nurses Fight the Coronavirus on New York’s Front Lines

“Every day you go in and you’re like, ‘Can I do this for one more day?’’’ a nurse from North Carolina said.

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Nearly All Patients Hospitalized With Covid-19 Had Chronic Health Issues, Study Finds

Only 6 percent of patients at one New York area health system had no chronic conditions. Hypertension, obesity and diabetes were common.

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Fear of ‘Covid Hospitals’ Leads Women to Pursue Home Births

Midwives are seeing a surge in demand from pregnant women who want to deliver their babies at home or in birthing centers.

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Hospitals Warn Nurses and Doctors Not to Speak Out on Coronavirus

Hospitals have warned, disciplined and even fired staff members who went public with workplace concerns about coronavirus precautions.

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“It’s a joke,” said a top hospital executive, whose facilities are packed with coronavirus patients.

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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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