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Medical Teams Innovate in Covid-19 Treatments, Testing Methods

Northwell researchers also are seeking to develop a new Covid-19 test that can process three times the number of patients currently served. 

Long Island Has Highest Covid-19 Positivity Rate in New York

Long Island has the highest Covid-19 positivity rate out of any other region in the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during his press briefing Monday.

Cuomo Asks Pfizer To Directly Sell Covid-19 Vaccine Doses To New...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked Pfizer Inc Chief Executive Albert Bourla on Monday if the state could buy Covid-19 vaccine doses directly from the U.S. drugmaker.

Low Vaccination Rate Among Healthcare Workers Raises Concerns For Cuomo

Slow acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine by healthcare workers is a growing concern for Gov. Andrew Cuomo who on Monday claimed hospitals with the lowest number of immune staff will suffer the most from staffing issues.

U.S. Covid-19 Vaccine Supplies Strain To Meet Wider Eligibility, Second Doses

Scattered shortages of COVID-19 vaccines persisted on Saturday under pressure from growing demand, as previously inoculated Americans returned for their required second shots and millions of newly eligible people scrambled to get their first.

Long Island Leaders Push For Better Covid-19 Vaccine Access

More than a dozen East End lawmakers sent a joint letter Thursday to Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Gov. Andrew Cuomo demanding that the coronavirus vaccine be made more accessible to Twin Forks residents.

Covid-19 UK Strain Cases Increase to 4 on Long Island

The number of cases of the more contagious UK strain of Covid-19 found on Long Island has increased to four, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.

Long Islanders Bemoan Covid-19 Vaccine Registration System

As New York’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout expands to include more of the population, some Long Islanders are upset with the registration process.

Jones Beach To Begin Drive-Thru Covid-19 Vaccinations Thursday

Jones Beach State Park will open as the state’s first drive-thru Covid-19 vaccination center on Long Island Thursday, vaccinating eligible New Yorkers who snagged appointments.

Experts Urge Public To Roll Up Sleeves For Covid-19 Vaccine

Since the U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved two coronavirus vaccines last month, the public should do its part to fight the pandemic by rolling up their sleeves and getting the shot, experts say.