In NY1: Manhattan BP proposes plan to combat next NYC COVID-19 wave

New York City should prepare for the possibility of another COVID-19 wave by scheduling vaccine appointments for unboosted residents and providing all New Yorkers with “COVID safety bags,” among other precautions, Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine said Wednesday.

During a virtual news briefing Wednesday morning, Levine and epidemiologist Dr. Jay Varma, who is part of the borough president’s COVID-19 recovery task force, laid out a five-point “Stay Healthy to Stay Open” plan they hope the city will adopt to mitigate future outbreaks.

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