Area State Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Get State-Run Vaccination Sites in Rockland and Orange Counties

Rockland still has no vaccination site of its own, despite having some of the highest COVID rates in the state in some categories. Earlier this week, several new State and FEMA mass vaccination sites opened in Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, and Yonkers. Rockland state senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick has introduced legislation in the Senate that would require the Department of Health to open vaccine clinics in Rockland and Orange counties where they are desperately needed…

Rockland Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski introduced the bill in the Assembly, and says it shouldn’t be so difficult for Rocklanders to get vaccinated…

Rockland and Orange are the only counties with populations over 300,000 that do not have state-run vaccination centers.

The Cuomo administration under-counted the number of COVID nursing home deaths in an official state Department of Health report last July. That’s according to The New York Times, which reported that the department indicated there were 6,200 nursing-home deaths, much less than the actual count of nearly 10,000 at the time. Cuomo, you may recall, went on to publish a book detailing how well New York handled the COVID crisis.

COVID-19 by the numbers now, here in Rockland, we lost four more to COVID, the total is 895. We’ve got 42 hospitalized confirmed with coronavirus, and 1,458 active cases. Our total case count is 39,149, that’s 194 more than Thursday.

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