Total COVID-19 hospitalizations reached 8,771 on Saturday in NY state, down from 8,888 on Friday, tweeted Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday. Due to the federal government's limited allocation, appointments have filled up quickly. "We're deploying all the tools in our toolbox-making sure hospitals have enough capacity and conducting ever-higher numbers of tests-to keep New Yorkers as safe as possible".
But the newly revised model of the university's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation projects that the monthly toll will abate thereafter, shrinking to about 11,000 in April, as more people are vaccinated.
Referring to new versions detected in Britain, South Africa and Brazil, Cuomo said: "Stop those people from coming here".
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wrote to Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla on Monday with his request after slamming the Trump administration for not increasing the supply of vaccine doses New York is receiving despite increasing the number of people now eligible. And federal guidelines meant to get the most vulnerable vaccinated first have reportedly resulted in thousands of doses going to waste. "If they don't, it will only lengthen the amount of time it will take to reach the light at the end of the tunnel". These sites bolster New York State's efforts to equitably distribute the COVID-19 vaccine in communities that are underserved by traditional healthcare institutions.
New Yorkers ages 65 and older won't have to worry about getting a ride to receive their coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine thanks to a new initiative from the Mayor's office.
Cuomo's administration defended the governor's initial decision to inoculate healthcare workers over NY seniors, describing it as "not only the science-based CDC recommendation", but necessary to ensure that hospitals do not get "overwhelmed in the last leg of this pandemic".
Now that the site is up and running, they plan to open more sites and hope to offer more advanced notice for tenants. "The supply should go to where there is an infrastructure to get it into people's arms". More than 1,200 pharmacies have already committed to participating in this network, with almost 400 scheduled to come on-line this week.