Nassau County Executive-elect Bruce Blakeman announces transition team

Nassau County Executive-elect Bruce Blakeman announces transition team

Nassau County Executive-elect Bruce Blakeman has hired more than 50 people to serve on a transitional advisory team before taking office on Jan. 1, officials said. The panel includes leaders in academia, healthcare, public policy and law enforcement. The group also includes Republicans and Democrats from the public and private sectors “This transition team is … Read more

Hochul: Long Islander among 5 cases of omicron variant found in the state of NY

Hochul: Long Islander among 5 cases of omicron variant found in the state of NY

Five cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 have been detected in New York State, with four cases in New York City and one in Suffolk County, Governor Kathy Hochul said Thursday night. The Long Island case is a 67-year-old woman who recently returned from South Africa, Hochul said at a joint news briefing with … Read more

LI, State Provides Free Mental Health Advisers | News day

LI, State Provides Free Mental Health Advisers |  News day

As the omicron variant reaches Long Island, community and state officials offer crisis counselors to residents who provide anonymous and confidential mental health support. Sayville-based Community Ambulance Company is partnering with Youth Enrichment Services NY Project Hope – New York State’s COVID-19 Crisis Counseling Program to offer free confidential emotional support this Saturday in Sayville. … Read more

Dr. Aaron Glatt, Long Island expert in infectious diseases, helps light the menorah in the White House

Dr.  Aaron Glatt, Long Island expert in infectious diseases, helps light the menorah in the White House

A top infectious disease expert from Long Island helped light the menorah late Wednesday afternoon at a Hanukkah celebration in the White House. Dr. Aaron Glatt, chairman of the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai South Nassau in Oceanside, who is also an associate rabbi at Young Israel of Woodmere, attended the ceremony at 6 … Read more

New York City safer than Long Island? COVID-19 indicators say so

New York City safer than Long Island?  COVID-19 indicators say so

It may now be safer to be in New York City, which was once a global epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, than on Long Island, according to state statistics and medical experts. Long Island’s COVID-19 positivity level is more than double the rate in New York City, though it’s mostly suburbs compared to the city’s … Read more

Rep. Suozzi announces governorship race, joins crowded Dem field

Rep.  Suozzi announces governorship race, joins crowded Dem field

ALBANY – Rep. Glen Cove’s Tom Suozzi said Monday he’s running for governor as a “common sense Democrat” who focuses on cutting some of the nation’s highest taxes, stopping New Yorkers’ emigration to more affordable states and reducing crime. “You don’t hear it coming from the Democrats that much,” Suozzi told Newsday. “But you have … Read more

Medical experts say that SARS-CoV-2, like all viruses, is constantly changing

Medical experts say that SARS-CoV-2, like all viruses, is constantly changing

The emergence of another worrying variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 is no surprise, infectious disease experts said Monday. Epidemiologists are keeping an eye on the omicron variant, which was first discovered in South Africa last week, although the highly contagious delta variant is still to blame for the majority of COVID-19 infections in … Read more

Dr. Barbara Simpson is leaving her NYC position as chief physician for Mount Sinai

Dr.  Barbara Simpson is leaving her NYC position as chief physician for Mount Sinai

Dr. Barbara Sampson, New York City’s first female chief physician and at the helm through the darkest days of the pandemic, is leaving for a position at the Icahn School of Medicine on Mount Sinai, officials said Monday. Sampson, who was named forensic scientist in 2014 by Mayor Bill de Blasio, oversaw a number of … Read more

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