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Health Headlines for August 13, 2021

Kathy Hochul: A look back at her policy history


Kathy Hochul is set to become New York’s first female governor in just two weeks following Governor Cuomo’s announcement that he will step aside.

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How Hochul can restore public trust in the state Health Department

Crain’s NY

Hochul will have to assess quickly whether to move forward with the current health commissioner.

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Amid Covid, 2.5 million people sign up for U.S. health insurance


New York State’s open enrollment for NY State of Health was extended through December 31, 2021.

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FDA poised to OK 3rd vaccine dose for immunocompromised people

NBC News

The move would come after a panel of advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention met in July and urged action on extra doses for immunocompromised adults.

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