Some Parents Hesitant, Others Back Science As COVID Vaccine Trials Continue On Younger Children, TeensChildren represent 23% of the U.S. population. According to Long Island health officials, herd immunity cannot be achieved without inoculating at least some of them.
As More People Get Vaccinated And Reopenings Expand, Some Are Experiencing 'Reentry Anxiety'After a year of living under restrictions in varying degrees of isolation, some say they are feeling reentry anxiety as they begin to socialize again. 
Fordham University To Require COVID-19 Vaccine For Students Returning To Campus In FallInternational students will be offered the vaccine on campus if they were unable to get it in their home country, and religious and medical "accommodations" will be considered.
Biden Administration Working To Ensure U.S. Will Have Booster COVID-19 Shots If They Become NecessaryThe Biden administration is "in discussions" to ensure that it can obtain booster COVID-19 shots if they become necessary, a top official told lawmakers on Thursday.
New York City Contending With New COVID Vaccine Issue: Plenty Of Available AppointmentsFor the first time, thousands of spots have opened up without being immediately claimed. 
COVID Hospitalizations Across Tri-State Area Reach Lowest Point In 4 MonthsCOVID hospitalizations in the Tri-State Area are now at their lowest point in four months.
COVID Vaccine In New York: With Thousands Of Appointments Now Available, Some Local Leaders Voice Concerns About Vaccine HesitancyThe challenge to secure appointments is apparently easing up as thousands of spots become available.
Long Island Mother, Son Deliver Goodie Bags To Elderly To Spread Kindness During PandemicA mother and son from Long Island are helping provide smiles for seniors - one goodie bag at a time.
Study: Risk Of Brain Blood Clots Is 8-10 Times Higher After COVID-19 Infection Than From VaccineThe Oxford study, which hasn't been reviewed yet by scientists or published, looked at 500,000 COVID-19 patients and found CVT occurred at a rate of 39 in 1 million people after infection.
New York Bars, Restaurants Allowed To Stay Open Later Starting Next WeekSome in the hospitality industry think it could help slow the spread of the virus. 
Investigators Working To Determine Whether Johnson & Johnson Vaccine May Cause Blood ClotsWhile that analysis proceeds, the FDA's pause in using the J&J vaccine continues. 
Road To Reopening: Curfew For New York Restaurants & Bars Extended, Outdoor Dining Restrictions Eased In ConnecticutDining restrictions across the Tri-State Area are being eased.
New Effort To Help Frontline Pandemic Medical Workers Process Their GriefMany experts believe another crisis is brewing when it comes to mental health during this pandemic.
Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccinations Suspended Across Tri-State As Federal Health Officials Investigate Rare Blood ClotsThe FDA and CDC say they are investigating six cases of women reporting blood clots in the days after receiving the vaccine. 
FDA Recommends 'Pause' For Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine After Rare Blood Clots ReportedThe FDA and CDC say they are investigating clots in six women in the days after vaccination, in combination with reduced platelet counts.