NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed what he’s calling a first-in-the-nation “HERO Act” into law. It aims to permanently protect workers from diseases like COVID-19, but businesses say it’s too much regulation. READ MORE: National Nurses Day Recognizes Health Care Heroes Who Have Been Battling COVID Crisis For Over 1 Year A celebratory press conference from supporters was held just hours after Cuomo signed the New York “Health and Essential Rights Act,” or “NY HERO Act,” into law. “This is a moment for celebration,” one speaker said. The act permanently requires all private businesses to meet certain safety standards to prevent the spread of COVID and any future airborne diseases. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Ask CBS2’s Dr. Max Your Vaccine Questions COVID Vaccine FAQ From CDC Vaccination Sites In New York City | Call 877-VAX-4NYC Track NYC Vaccinations By Zip Code Find A New York City Testing Site Near You Check NYC Testing Wait Times … [Read more...] about ‘There Is An Overreach’: Some Business Owners Oppose Newly Signed NY HERO Act Mandating COVID Safety Standards
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — State lawmakers want pharmacies to play an even bigger role in vaccine distribution, long after the coronavirus pandemic is over. They say it will help address the disparities COVID-19 highlighted, especially in hard-to-reach communities, CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas reported Thursday. READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In NYC: Mayor De Blasio Wants City To Offer Johnson & Johnson Shot To Tourists Deshawn Connor said shots aren’t his thing. But on the spur of the moment, he decided to get a vaccine at the Rossi Pharmacy. “I’ve been coming here for years. I get my medicine here. I came to pick up some medicine yesterday and I asked him can I come and take the shot?” Connor said. Those relationships are vital for pharmacists like Ambar Keluskar. He’s on the front line combatting vaccine hesitancy. “It’s one of the only places where you can speak to a medical professional and get advice without, you know, worrying about getting a giant bill down the … [Read more...] about COVID Progress: NYS Legislature Considering Bill Allowing Pharmacies To Administer All Vaccines Recommended By CDC
The Office of the New York Attorney General said in a new report that a campaign funded by the broadband industry submitted millions of fake comments supporting the 2017 repeal of net neutrality. The Federal Communications Commission’s contentious 2017 repeal undid Obama-era rules that barred internet service providers from slowing or blocking websites and apps or charging companies more for faster speeds to consumers. The industry had sued to stop these rules before they were repealed but lost. The proceeding generated a record-breaking number of comments — more than 22 million — and nearly 18 million were fake, the attorney general’s office found. It has long been known that the tally included fake comments. One 19-year-old in California submitted more than 7.7 million pro-net neutrality comments. The attorney general’s office did not identify the origins of another “distinct group” of more than 1.6 million pro-net neutrality comments, many of which used mailing addresses … [Read more...] about ISPs behind millions of fake net neutrality comments, NY AG says
ELISE Stefanik is a New York politician who has been married to Matthew Manda for four years. In 2014, Stefanik was the youngest woman to ever be elected into congress at 30-years-old. Who is Elise Stefanik? The 36-year-old Albany New York native has been a U.S. representative for NY's 21st district since 2015. The district covers upstate NY counties including Clinton, Hamilton, Essex, and Jefferson. The district also covers most of the Adirondack Mountains and Fort Drum. From 2006-2009, Stefanik worked in the West Wing of the White House under former President George W. Bush's Domestic Policy Council Staff and in the Office of the Chief of Staff. Stefanik is known for being a strong supporter of former President Donald Trump . She currently resides in Schuylerville NY with her husband Matt. Who is Elise Stefanik's husband? Stefanik married Matthew Manda in 2017. The pair first met at a party that Stefanik hosted in 2012. Manda had just moved to Capitol … [Read more...] about Who is Elise Stefanik’s husband?
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Thursday is National Nurses Day, kicking off a week recognizing the men and women who have been on the front lines of the COVID crisis for more than a year. Cases may be down, but the trauma stays with them. READ MORE: 'There Is An Overreach': Some Business Owners Oppose Newly Signed NY HERO Act Mandating COVID Safety Standards On Thursday, they received gestures showing they’re not alone. From nurses coming to work at Mount Sinai on the Upper East Side to Stony Brook Hospital in Suffolk County… “They’re the stars of our organization, the stars of our county,” said Carolyn Santora, chief nursing officer and chief of regulatory affairs at Stony Brook University Hospital. A red carpet was rolled out for the heroes whose dedication got our region through the darkest days of the pandemic. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Ask CBS2’s Dr. Max Your Vaccine Questions COVID Vaccine FAQ From CDC Vaccination Sites In New York City | Call 877-VAX-4NYC … [Read more...] about National Nurses Day Recognizes Health Care Heroes Who Have Been Battling COVID Crisis For Over 1 Year