David Robinson, The Journal News

David Robinson

The Journal News

Port Chester, NY, United States

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Recent articles by David:

New York COVID cases up 8%, some counties outside NYC face worse outbreaks: Latest

New York reported 144 people dead of COVID last week, down from 191 deaths the prior week. But COVID hospitalizations leaped about 15%. What to know → Read More

Patients could face service cuts at upstate NY hospitals as costs skyrocket

About 50 hospitals across upstate NY warned staffing shortages, budget deficits could prompt cutbacks on outpatient surgeries, maternal care and more. → Read More

NY schools stop reporting COVID cases on state website. What that means for students, parents

More than 1,100 New Yorkers died due to COVID since Aug. 1, but state and federal officials push post-pandemic outlook. What to know → Read More

Hospitals got COVID bailouts. Then executives got $73M in bonuses. How we reported it

As frontline hospital workers faced unsafe conditions and taxpayer-funded COVID bailouts flowed to health systems, executive bonuses averaged $273K. → Read More

New York COVID cases plummet 16% as new bivalent omicron booster arrives

New York reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sunday, adding 24,714 cases, down from the previous week's tally of 29,251. → Read More

Polio found in another NY county; Hochul declares emergency. What to know

Wastewater tests found poliovirus circulating in Nassau County, joining Rockland, Orange, Sullivan and NYC. Hochul declares state of emergency: Latest → Read More

NY ends mask mandate for trains, buses as new COVID booster rollout begins. What to know

Wearing masks is now optional indoors on mass transit in NY, but mask mandate remains for nursing homes and most health care settings. What to know → Read More

NY COVID cases fall 9% as schools open; new booster rollout to begin. What to know

NY's COVID case tally fell 9% last week as authorities raced to improve COVID-19 vaccination and booster rates before a possible fall resurgence. → Read More

Deadly fentanyl-laced street drugs raise alarms in NY. Will drug injection sites open?

Overdose deaths in NY are hitting record highs as fentanyl-laced street drugs fueled skyrocketing deaths of despair amid the pandemic. What to know → Read More

New COVID vaccine booster approved: How many New Yorkers will get it? What to know

Nearly 50% of eligible New Yorkers declined to get prior COVID booster shots. Now officials hope a new booster targeting omicron will change minds. → Read More

NY COVID cases fall 6%, but infections rise in parts of upstate as back to school looms

New York reported 32,183 new COVID cases last week, down 6% from before, as authorities race to launch a COVID booster that targets omicron variants. → Read More

NY health insurance rates increasing nearly 10% as officials blame inflation, COVID costs

Regulators approved average insurance rate hikes next year of nearly 10% for individuals and 8% for small groups. Insurers say that's not high enough → Read More

Prescription drugs, Medicare: What the Inflation Reduction Act means for New Yorkers

About 3.7 million New Yorkers on Medicare will receive some of the clearest benefits from the Inflation Reduction Act. What you need to know → Read More

New York COVID cases drop 18%, hospitalizations flat. What to know as CDC eases guidelines

New York reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sunday, adding 40,023 new cases. That's down 18.3% from the previous week's tally of 48,982 new cases. → Read More

Red flag law use in NY spikes in wake of Buffalo shooting, Hochul order. What to know

NY used its red flag laws more in the past three months than all of 2021, as Buffalo shooting ignited a push to keep dangerous people from possessing firearms → Read More

What's the real risk from NY's polio outbreak? What to know from infectious disease experts

As NY's polio outbreak spread, experts addressed questions about everything from how polio spreads to what to know about vaccine-derived cases. → Read More

New York COVID cases rise 11%, deaths also up. Is this what 'new normal' looks like?

New York reported 48,982 new COVID-19 cases last week, as an uptick in infections and deaths due to the virus underscored the lingering threat. → Read More

NY physician groups merge, feds wary of potential cost increases for patients

CareMount and Westmed - two of New York's largest physician groups - joined national and regional health networks. Here's what that means for patients → Read More

NY monkeypox outbreak: Disparities come into focus as vaccine push expands

Outside New York City, monkeypox has disproportionately harmed Hispanic/Latino people, as officials raced to provide 110K new vaccine doses statewide. → Read More

NY COVID cases down 15%, but hospitalizations, deaths up amid lingering BA.5 wave impact

New York reported 44,235 COVID cases last week as the latest omicron subvariant wave appeared to recede, but another 173 people died due to the virus. → Read More