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On The Hunt For A Local Vaccine, East End Residents Scramble To Make Appointments

The lack of availability of vaccines on the East End has sent local residents on treks far and wide to get shots, embroiling some in conflicts over Long Islanders journeying to Connecticut pharmacies that had shots and leaving others to abandon precious appointments because of weather and logistics.

EXPRESS SESSIONS: The Experts Join The Express News Group To Talk About Vaccines

A panel of local lawmakers and health professionals joined the Express News Group and dozens of virtual attendees of last week’s Express Sessions forum on Thursday, January 25, to explore analyze the frustrating first six weeks of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort in New York and the prospects for shots reaching the East End sooner.

Suffolk Worst In Continued Rise In COVID-19 Infections, Hospitalizations

One year after the first cases of COVID-19 were identified in the United States, Long Island continued to be the worst hot spot in New York State for the spread of the coronavirus this week — posting the highest infection rates, the highest hospitalization rate and the most new cases outside of New York City.

East End Residents Face Difficulty, Anxiety In Scheduling Vaccination Appointments

Frustration at the hurdles to securing a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, even one months down the road, reached fever pitch this week as New York State struggles to match a trickle of vaccine supply to the flood of demand.

Focus on You this Year with Help from Rogers Memorial Library

To start the New Year, the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton is offering a series of virtual programs to get the mind and the body moving.

East Hampton Infections Have Doubled Since Start Of November

More East Hampton Town residents have been diagnosed with COVID-19 infections in November and the first two weeks of December than were found to have the disease in all of the first seven-and-a-half months of the coronavirus pandemic.

Local Hospitals See Rush Of Severe COVID-19 Cases As Second Surge Intensifies

A second wave of the coronavirus pandemic continued to explode across Long Island this past week, much like it did last spring, as government and health officials scrambled to find ways to tamp down the wildfire as well as prepare to defend against its onslaught.

Hampton Bays, Riverhead Declared ‘Yellow Zone’ Clusters By State; East Hampton Sees Highest Weekly...

The coronavirus pandemic surged across the South Fork this week, with East Hampton Town recording its largest weekly increase in new cases yet, and portions of the region landing in the state’s microcluster zone protocols.

COVID Infections Spiking, County Warns Of ‘Serious Consequences’ For Party Hosts Over Holidays

COVID Infections Spiking, County Warns Of 'Serious Consequences' For Party Hosts Over Holidays

Halloween Spike, ‘Fatigue’ Spurs Concern About A New Infection Wave

Cases of COVID-19 in Suffolk County, and locally, have been on a steady uptick in the last two weeks, and spiked over the last three days to levels not seen since May, in what Suffolk County health officials say they suspect reflects the spread of coronavirus at Halloween parties.

Emergency Room Nurse Recalls What It Was Like Working During Peak Of Pandemic

Emergency Room Nurse Recalls What It Was Like Working During Peak Of Pandemic

Q&A: Breast Surgeon Says Early Detection Of Cancer Is Important Enough To Get Screened...

Q&A: Breast Surgeon Says Early Detection Of Cancer Is Important Enough To Get Screened Even During A Pandemic

Flu Shots Especially Important As the Summer of COVID-19 Becomes Flu Season

As more Americans in the northern states return to schools, workplaces and spend more time indoors, where both flu and the coronavirus spread most easily, doctors and nurses are trying to sound the alarm of heightened personal health dangers of a “co-infection” of flu and COVID-19, as well as the fears of a new spike in hospitalizations from the two respiratory viruses.

Testing Will Be Key To Discerning COVID-19 From Flu

The coming flu season and the similarities in symptoms of the flu and a coronavirus infection is expected to strain testing facilities’ ability to quickly confirm which, if either, infection a sick person has.

Two Stony Brook Hospitals Named National Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

Last week, the National LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Index of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation named Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital as Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.

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