COVID-19: New Study Reveals Danger To Younger Americans, Who Are Dying At Historic Rate

Link: https://dailyvoice.com/new-york/northsalem/news/covid-19-new-study-reveals-danger-to-younger-americans-who-are-dying-at-historic-rate/799940/

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Contrary to popular belief, COVID-19 is taking its toll on younger Americans, who are dying at a historic rate, according to a new study.

Research published this week in the Journal of American Medical Association found that Americans between the ages of 25 and 44 have died at a rate that has never been seen in history.

During the study, a total of 76,088 deaths were reported in adults between those ages, which was 11,899 more than the expected 64,189 fatalities during that stretch.

Author(s): Zak Failla

Publication Date: 19 December 2020

Publication Site: Daily Voice

COVID-19: Cuomo Calls For Nursing Home Reform Amid Federal Probe, Increasing Pressure

Link: https://dailyvoice.com/new-york/northsalem/news/covid-19-cuomo-calls-for-nursing-home-reform-amid-federal-probe-increasing-pressure/803613/

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With pressure coming from both sides of the aisle into investigating New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of nursing homes during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, he has vowed sweeping reform as part of the 30-day amendments.

Cuomo announced reforms to improve the health, quality of life, and safety of nursing home residents to ensure that “facilities prioritize patient care over profits.”

“You can’t say to a nursing home that ‘either you can buy new beds, or you can make more money,’ ” Cuomo said during a COVID-19 briefing on Friday, Feb. 19. “It’s not a matter of hiring more staff or helping people or making more money.

Author(s): Zak Fallia

Publication Date: 19 February 2021

Publication Site: Daily Voice

COVID-19: ‘Progress Is Being Made’ Latimer Says; Latest Breakdown Of Westchester Cases

Link: https://dailyvoice.com/new-york/northsalem/news/covid-19-progress-is-being-made-latimer-says-latest-breakdown-of-westchester-cases/803391/

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Westchester is making progress on administering the COVID-19 vaccination, County Executive George Latimer said, citing a decreasing number of hospitalizations and active cases.

There are currently 6,602 active COVID-19 cases being monitored in Westchester, Latimer announced on Tuesday, Feb. 16, down from 7,353 late last week and more than 11,000 cases three weeks ago, representing an approximately 40 percent drop in the past month.

Author(s): Zak Fallia

Publication Date: 16 February 2021

Publication Site: Daily Voice

COVID-19: Cuomo Admits Lack Of Transparency On Reporting Nursing Home Data Amid Backlash

Link: https://dailyvoice.com/new-york/northsalem/politics/covid-19-cuomo-admits-lack-of-transparency-on-reporting-nursing-home-data-amid-backlash/803321/

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In his first public comments on a top aide’s admission that his administration “froze” when asked by both federal and state officials to release data on COVID-19 nursing home fatalities, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the lack of transparency was a mistake.

Cuomo said “there was a delay,” in reporting the data, and that void led to “skepticism, cynicism and conspiracy theories which furthered confusion” in a news briefing held in Albany on Monday, Feb. 15.

“We should have provided more information faster,” Cuomo said. “We were too focused on doing the job and addressing the crisis of the moment. I take total responsibility for that.”

Author(s): Joe Lombardi

Publication Date: 15 February 2021

Publication Site: Daily Voice

Many State Senators Want To Strip Cuomo Of Emergency Powers, Citing Nursing Home Cover-Up

Link: https://dailyvoice.com/new-york/northsalem/politics/many-state-senators-want-to-strip-cuomo-of-emergency-powers-citing-nursing-home-cover-up/803232/

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New York State Senate Republicans, and now, a growing number of Democratic Senators, are seeking a special session in an effort to remove Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s emergency powers in the wake of the report into the underreporting of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes statewide.

Senate Republican Leader Robert Ortt and members of the Republican Conference called on the Senate Majority to convene a special session and strip Cuomo of his emergency powers while calling for a thorough investigation into his administration. They were later joined by 14 Democratic senators.

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“This administration has shown a callous disregard for these vulnerable residents and their families for months, but this stunning admission is a horrific new low,” she said. “A full, independent investigation into the state’s handling of the COVID crisis in New York’s nursing homes needs to be launched immediately and any lawmaker who is not actively working to make that happen is complicit in the cover-up—period.”

Author(s): Zak Fallia

Publication Date: 13 February 2021

Publication Site: Daily Voice

NY Hedge Fund Founder Admits To Fraud In Connection With Neiman Marcus Bankruptcy

Link: https://dailyvoice.com/new-york/northsalem/news/ny-hedge-fund-founder-admits-to-fraud-in-connection-with-neiman-marcus-bankruptcy/802716/

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A hedge fund founder admitted to bankruptcy fraud for abusing his position on a Neiman Marcus Group Inc. bankruptcy committee to purchase securities at a deflated price.

Nassau County resident Daniel Kamensky, of Roslyn, the founder of the New York-based hedge fund Marble Ridge Capital pleaded guilty to pressuring a rival bidder to abandon its higher bid for assets in connection with Neiman Marcus’s bankruptcy proceedings.

U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said that Kamensky was the principal of Marble Ridgewhich had assets under management of more than $1 billion that invested in securities in distressed situations, including bankruptcies. Prior to opening Marble Ridge, Kamensky worked for many years as a bankruptcy attorney at a well-known international law firm, and as a distressed debt investor at prominent financial institutions.

Author(s): Zak Failla

Publication Date: 7 February 2021

Publication Site: Daily Voice

COVID-19: Weather Has Big Impact On Virus Spread, Study Finds

Link: https://dailyvoice.com/new-york/northsalem/news/covid-19-weather-has-big-impact-on-virus-spread-study-finds/802724/

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A new study published in the Physics of Fluids found that the spread of airborne viruses, such as COVID-19, is very much affected by the weather.

As temperatures rise and humidity falls, the study’s authors, from the University of Nicosia in Cyprus, said they expect another improvement in COVID-19 infection rates.

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Applying this theory, they found that COVID-19 transmission rates varied in the northern and southern hemispheres depending on the time of year, thus pointing to a weather dependence.

Typical disease transmission studies only consider transmission and recovery rates, the study noted. Researchers argued that weather and climate – temperature, relative humidity, and wind speed – should also be factored into predicting how the virus will spread.

Author(s): Kristin Palpini

Publication Date: 7 February 2021

Publication Site: Daily Voice

COVID-19: Newly Revealed Virus Map Shows Worst Hotspots In Nation

Link: https://dailyvoice.com/new-york/northsalem/news/covid-19-newly-revealed-virus-map-shows-worst-hotspots-in-nation/802383/

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Three states have emerged as national hotspots for the spread of the COVID-19 virus, according to new data.

When new COVID-19 incident rates per 100,000 people were compared nationally, Arizona, South Carolina, and California were revealed to be the states with the highest risk for the transmission of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 new case rate per 100,000 people as of Jan. 24, 2021

Author: Kristin Palpini

Publication Date: 30 January 2021

Publication Site: North Salem Daily Voice

COVID-19: Children’s Trips To ER For Mental Health Treatment Skyrocket

Link: https://dailyvoice.com/new-york/northsalem/news/covid-19-childrens-trips-to-er-for-mental-health-treatment-skyrocket/801778/

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The number of children’s visits to hospital emergency rooms for mental health treatment has increased by 24-31 percent since the start of the pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Author: Kristin Palpini

Publication Date: 30 January 2021

Publication Site: North Salem Daily Voice

COVID-19: NY Health Director Denies Undercount On Nursing Home Deaths After Scathing AG Report

Link: https://dailyvoice.com/new-york/northsalem/news/covid-19-ny-health-director-denies-undercount-on-nursing-home-deaths-after-scathing-ag-report/802346/

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New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker is defending the state following Attorney General Letitia James’ newly released report that alleges COVID-19 deaths in the state’s nursing homes were underreported by as much as 50 percent.

The report found the state negligible for COVID-19-related deaths inside New York nursing homes that had previously gone unreported, which Zucker has denied in a lengthy statement released late on Thursday, Jan. 28, just hours after the report was released.

Author: Zak Failla

Publication Date: 29 January 2021

Publication Site: North Salem Daily Voice

COVID-19: Cuomo Blames ‘Incompetent Federal Government’ After AG Report On Nursing Home Deaths

Link: https://dailyvoice.com/new-york/northsalem/politics/covid-19-cuomo-blames-incompetent-federal-government-after-ag-report-on-nursing-home-deaths/802403/

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking some heat after attempting to shift the blame on the state’s COVID-19 nursing home deaths by placing the culpability on the “incompetent federal government” after Attorney General Letitia James issued a report that found that deaths may have been underreported by as much as 50 percent during the pandemic.

Author: Zak Failla

Publication Date: 29 January 2021

Publication Site: North Salem Daily Voice