David Robinson, The Journal News

David Robinson

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Port Chester, NY, United States

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Recent articles by David:

NY COVID-19 vaccine mandate reduced health care workforce by 3%. Here's the biggest impact

About 34,000 health workers in NY lost jobs, or went on furlough and unpaid leave, due to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. See the breakdown by industry. → Read More

NY must keep religious exemption in COVID vaccine mandate for medical workers, judge rules

A federal judge issued an order requiring New York to allow religious exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for medical workers. What to know → Read More

New York COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough data shows shots still highly effective: study

NY's tally of COVID vaccine breakthrough cases tops 95K, but still a fraction of fully vaccinated. New DOH study supports boosters for ages 65-plus. → Read More

New York at center of legal battles over using ivermectin to treat COVID

At least 14 lawsuits have sought to force NY hospitals to use the anti-parasitic drug, ivermectin, on severely ill COVID-19 patients. What to know → Read More

Thousands of home health workers may lose jobs as NY's vaccine mandate looms. What to know

NY's latest COVID vaccine mandate covers about 270K home care workers, and at least 11,900 said they would rather lose jobs than get shots: survey → Read More

Some rural NY counties face higher COVID-19 risks. Hochul blames low vax, mask use

As COVID-19 cases decline in New York City and parts of the lower Hudson Valley, outbreaks persist in large swaths of upstate. What to know. → Read More

Northwell Health fires 1,400 workers due to vaccine mandate, remaining 76K got shots

Northwell Health, which includes hospitals in Westchester County, fired 1,400 workers due to vaccine mandate, but its remaining 76K staff got shots. → Read More

Gov. Hochul appoints Dr. Mary Bassett as New York state health commissioner. What to know

Gov. Hochul tapped Dr. Mary Bassett, a former NYC health commissioner and current Harvard professor, to lead the New York state Department of Health → Read More

NY COVID vaccine mandate: Thousands of workers got shots to keep jobs. Here's the latest

Thousands of nursing home workers scrambled to get COVID-19 vaccines in the days before NY's vaccine mandate took effect Monday. Here's the latest. → Read More

Hochul poised to enforce medical worker vaccine mandate Monday, despite staffing concerns

Gov. Hochul struck a defiant tone in urging medical workers to get vaccinated by Monday or lose jobs. Hospitals, nursing homes bracing for crisis. → Read More

NY health commissioner submits resignation; medical worker vaccine looms

New York Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker submitted his resignation. Gov. Kathy Hochul urges health workers to comply with COVID vaccine mandate. → Read More

Getting eaten alive by mosquitoes? It may get worse. What to know about NY's record season

NYC is shattering records for West Nile virus-positive mosquito pools. Experts say other counties upstate should also brace for dangerous infestation. → Read More

Crucial COVID data for schools, vaccine breakthrough cases missing in NY. What to know

NY state officials say COVID infection data for schools will be released by Monday, as statewide risk remains unclear. What to know. → Read More

NY Gov. Kathy Hochul vows to fight court decision blocking medical worker vaccine mandate

Gov. Hochul's administration plans to challenge a court order temporarily barring enforcement of a medical worker vaccine mandate in NY. What to know → Read More

Investigations into Northeast nursing homes ongoing as true COVID death toll rises by 16K

State and federal investigations are ongoing into COVID-19 outbreaks at nursing homes in NY, NJ and PA. What we know about push for accountability. → Read More

Will NY's COVID vaccine mandate for health workers trigger staff shortages? What to know

NY health care leaders fear thousands of unvaccinated workers could quit if COVID vaccine mandate gets enforced. Will Hochul's administration revise the order? → Read More

HERO Act: New COVID safety standards, mask rules coming for NY employers. What to know

Gov. Kathy Hochul is implementing New York's HERO act that requires employers to follow new COVID safety standards, including mask rules for workers. → Read More

COVID vaccination in ages 12-15 lagging in some NY counties. Here’s where.

About 43% of all New Yorkers ages 12 to 15 have been vaccinated against COVID as schools resume. But dozens of counties are lagging. What to know. → Read More

NY approves COVID vaccine or testing for teachers, adds prisons, homeless shelters to rule

A NY Health Department council voted Thursday to grant Health Commissioner Zucker broad authority to require COVID testing in schools. What to know → Read More

NY issued new COVID-19 vaccine, mask mandates. Will workers, anti-vaccine groups sue?

NY Health Commissioner Zucker issued new indoor mask mandates Friday. It comes amid wave of state vaccine mandates. What to know about legal debate → Read More