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Curing corruption: New York must come down hard on those who are skipping the vaccine distribution line

Curing corruption: New York must come down hard on those who are skipping the vaccine distribution line
In the two weeks since COVID vaccinations began, New York has doled out 140,000 shots, more than any other state. But we’re not racing against other states; we’re trying to beat a fast-spreading virus, and the virus still has the upper hand. In those same two weeks, New York has notched 148,348 new virus cases and suffered 1,810 deaths, bringing fatalities to 29,629, a growing toll in the long months until vaccines are widely available to all.

In the two weeks since COVID vaccinations began, New York has doled out 140,000 shots, more than any other state.In those same two weeks, New York has notched 148,348 new virus cases and suffered 1,810 deaths, bringing fatalities to 29,629, a growing toll in the long months until vaccines are widely available to all.27, in front of the company's facility in the Williamsburg neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York.Meanwhile, New York should share publicly which hospitals and health centers got shots, and how many each received.

But current scarce vaccine supply means we must each wait our turn — giving available shots first to frontline medical workers and nursing home residents, then essential workers, then those at most serious risk of severe COVID complications and death.So it was shocking last week to see ParCare, a Brooklyn-based, politically connected medical center that is not a hospital, nursing home or Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), proudly publicize getting 3,500 vaccine doses and invite patients who were elderly or infirm but who were not nursing home residents or medical workers to cut the line.

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