Fauci Says Omicron Variant Is Likely Already Here, NY Declares State of Emergency
Chip Somodevilla/GettyParts of the U.S. have begun an all-out assault against the new, highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19 as Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that the variant is likely already circulating in the country.New York Gov. Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency Friday, limiting hospital capacity to emergency needs as of Dec. 3 and arranging for the purchase of medical supplies. The emergency state, which temporarily bans elective surgeries, will remain in effect until at leanews.yahoo.com
New York Declares State of Emergency as Vaccine Mandate Chaos Looms
Angela Weiss/GettyAs tens of thousands of unvaccinated New York healthcare workers are set to be fired on Monday once the state’s COVID-19 vaccination deadline kicks in, Gov. Kathy Hochul has a plan for a potential staffing shortage: a statewide state of emergency. Hochul said preparations were underway Saturday to make an emergency declaration, clearing the way for healthcare workers not licensed in New York to fill in the gaps of those terminated. The declaration will also allow workers from onews.yahoo.com
AP Exclusive: Bills propose 60,000-seat stadium by 2027
The Buffalo Bills’ proposed new $1.4 billion stadium would include about 60,000 seats and 60 suites, The Associated Press has learned. The proposed capacity is about 12,000 seats less than the Bills’ current facility, now called Highmark Stadium, which was built in 1973. At issue is how quickly a deal can be approved, and how the construction costs would be split between the team and taxpayers.news.yahoo.com
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul pledges to investigate subway system after 'unprecedented' 5-hour shutdown forced passengers to self-evacuate from tunnels
A brief power outage at 8:30 p.m. Sunday led to a 5-hour disruption on eight of the city's subway lines. Hochul called the situation "unacceptable."news.yahoo.com
New NY governor adds 12,000 deaths to publicized COVID tally
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul promised more government transparency on her first day in office and by day’s end her administration had quietly delivered it by acknowledging nearly 12,000 more deaths in the state from COVID-19 than had been publicized by her predecessor, Andrew Cuomo. New York now reports nearly 55,400 people have died of COVID-19 in New York based on death certificate data submitted to the CDC, up from about 43,400 that Gov. Cuomo had reported to the public as of Monday, his last day in office. “We’re now releasing more data than had been released before publicly, so people know the nursing home deaths and the hospital deaths are consistent with what’s being displayed by the CDC,” Hochul said Wednesday on MSNBC.news.yahoo.com
Hochul, NY's 1st female governor, vows to end 'distractions'
Kathy Hochul became the first female governor of New York at the stroke of midnight Tuesday, taking control of a state government desperate to get back to business after months of distractions over complaints that her predecessor abused his power and sexually harassed at least 11 women.
As Cuomo exits, Hochul to take office minus 'distractions'
Andrew Cuomo neared the end of his decade as New York's governor Monday, as he prepared to relinquish his tight grip on government to Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul in a midnight power transfer that will break another glass ceiling for women in state politics. Cuomo, a Democrat, was set to end his term at 11:59 p.m., just under two weeks after he announced he would resign rather than face a likely impeachment battle over sexual harassment allegations. Hochul was scheduled be sworn in as New York’s first female governor just after midnight in a brief, private ceremony overseen by the state's chief judge, Janet DiFiore.news.yahoo.com