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Mia Edelstein

Weekly COVID newsletter (1/28)

Friends, It’s Thursday, January 28, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. These statistics have been psychologically numbing for a while now. But it’s worth noting that January has been America’s deadliest month of the pandemic so far– over 83,000 deaths. And the British variant (known as B117) “may be associated with a higher degree of mortality” according to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson last week. Britain’s preliminary data suggests… Read more

B.P. Brewer in the News:
January 16 – January 22

View of Upper West Side buildings Friday, January 22 Wednesday, January… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (1/21)

Friends, It’s Thursday, January 21, 2021 (1/21/21 is a palindrome!). Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. Manhattan has had 78,163 cumulative confirmed cases and 3,456 deaths (5,810 more cases and 47 more deaths since last week). The city as a whole has had 537,601 total cases and 26,249 total deaths (42,328 more cases and 508 more deaths since last week), according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker.… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (1/14)

Friends, It’s Thursday, January 14, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. The United States has hit a grim milestone. The past two days have each seen more than 4,000 COVID deaths, an all-time high. Manhattan has had 72,353 cumulative confirmed cases and 3,409 deaths (5,983 more cases and 42 more deaths since last week). The city as a whole has had 495,273 total cases and 25,741 total deaths… Read more

Everything I’ve Heard About: TESTING & VACCINES

Testing & Vaccines The COVID testing and vaccine rollout is far from streamlined–to say the least–so I’ve compiled the resources I know about on this page in an attempt to create a one-stop portal (I’ve folded in information from my previous testing-only page). Most testing is free or covered by insurance; vaccines are all free. This page’s information is updated as we receive updates (Much of this information comes from the NYC and… Read more

B.P. Brewer in the News:
December 26 – January 8

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Weekly COVID newsletter (1/7)

Friends, It’s Thursday, January 7, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. Manhattan has had 66,370 cumulative confirmed cases and 3,367 deaths (5,165 more cases and 44 more deaths since last week). The city as a whole has had 454,133 total cases and 25,362 total deaths (38,776 more cases and 307 more deaths since last week), according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker. Experts say seven-day averages… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (12/31)

Friends, Last Saturday, the day after Christmas, the United States reached a grim milestone: 1 in 1,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. (The Census Bureau estimates the U.S. population at around 330,750,000. Saturday afternoon, deaths from COVID-19 reached 331,116, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. COVID-19 infections in the U.S. reached 18.7 million.) In our neck of the woods, Manhattan has had 61,205 cumulative confirmed cases and 3,323 deaths… Read more

B.P. Brewer in the News:
December 19-25

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Weekly COVID newsletter (12/21)

Friends, The winter solstice occurred at 5:02 am today (12/21). Daylight hours will begin to lengthen, minute by minute, until the summer solstice in June. But the statistics on the pandemic are only getting darker. Great Britain has fallen to a particularly contagious strain of the virus, and their Prime Minister has imposed a strict lockdown; other EU countries have restricted flights from Great Britain. (Gov. Cuomo announced that British… Read more

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