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NYC Threatens Penalties on Areas With Coronavirus Uptick


NEW YORK — After several neighborhoods recently recorded upticks in coronavirus cases — and part of southern Brooklyn was designated a coronavirus cluster site as a result — the city warned it might need to shut down non-public schools and non-essential businesses if the situation doesn’t improve. Starting Friday, the city will …

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Part of Southern BK to be COVID-19 Cluster Site


The city declared a coronavirus cluster site Tuesday after half a dozen neighborhoods recorded upticks in recent days, Department of Health officials announced.  Officials are referring to a rise in cases in Borough Park, Midwood and Bensonhurst as “The Ocean Parkway Cluster” because of the especially rapid increases in rates …

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United States Officially Tops 200,000 Coronavirus Deaths

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The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus tracker.   What You Need To Know The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday The grim figure is by far the highest confirmed death toll from the virus in the …

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How Blood Type Affects Covid-19 Impact

Tampa, Fla. – There’s more evidence our blood type could be connected to how severe Covid-19 impacts us. What You Need To Know New 23andMe study finds association between Coronavirus infection and blood types Study found blood type-O resulted in better outcomes upon infection USF Dr. says 23andMe study confirms …

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Coronavirus Blamed For Part of Crime Spike in Brownsville

Anthony Newerls says that in his 20 years of working with anti- violence programs in the city, never has his job been more challenging. “COVID definitely exposed some of the underlying conditions that we have in our community today,” Newerls says. Newerls is the program director of BIVO, Brownsville in Violence …

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Teachers Fear Bringing Coronavirus Home

NEW YORK — For 15 years, Iolani Grullon entered classrooms in September, excited for the academic year ahead. This week, all she could think about was what working in a school during a pandemic might mean for her 13-year-old daughter, Chloe, a heart transplant recipient. “She had her transplant when she …

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