Kathy Lahey sifts through her damaged home for items to save November 4, 2012 in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. With the death toll currently over 100 and millions of homes and businesses without power, the US east coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by Superstorm Sandy.NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 4: Kathy Lahey sifts through her damaged home for items to save November 4, 2012 in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. With the death toll currently over 100 and millions of homes and businesses without power, the US east coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by Superstorm Sandy. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
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The vast majority of the 3,000 victims of Hurricane Sandy the city evacuated to hotels left months ago, but 350 or so still rely on city funds to keep a roof over their heads. Now the city wants them out by Oct. 1. The city says it’s paying $16,300 a month each to house 165 households in hotels, and it wants those still reaping funds to move to homeless shelters. The people still displaced by the storm say housing remains scarce and expensive, and there aren’t even rooms guaranteed in the shelters. Hurricane Sandy is still theworst.
After a run of excellent vaccine news, an adjustment
Pfizer Inc. expects to ship half of the Covid-19 vaccines it originally planned for this year because of supply-chain problems, but still expects to roll out more than a billion doses in 2021.
“Scaling up the raw material supply chain took longer than expected,” a company spokeswoman said. “And it’s important to highlight that the outcome of the clinical trial was somewhat later than the initial projection.”
Pfizer and Germany-based partner BioNTech SE had hoped to roll out 100 million vaccines world-wide by the end of this year, a plan that has now been reduced to 50 million. The U.K. on Wednesday granted emergency-use authorization for the vaccine, becoming the first Western country to start administering doses.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is *very close* to saying New York City is in a second wave. The 7-day test positivity rate hits 5.19 percent, and he again asks the elderly to stay home. “It’s quite clear at this point that this second wave unfortunately is right upon us.”
Breaking: Puerto Rico imposes new COVID-19 measures from Dec. 7 to Jan. 7. Complete lockdown on Sundays except for gas stations/pharmacies/hardware stores. Marinas closed. No alcohol sold Sat-Mon. Curfew now 9 pm-5 am from Mon-Sat.