And the masks came off : Mayor de Blasio’s vaccine-only policy hits a bump, as a Columbia University scientist invokes WHO’s mask recommendation

Mayor Bill de Blasio continues to follow a vaccine-only response to the Coronavirus pandemic, ignoring a new call to reinstitute mask mandates, even for individuals, who are vaccinated against the Coronavirus.

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de Blasio mum after New York City Delta variant prevalence of 6% diverges from National estimate of 31%, as revealed in FT model

Mayor Bill de Blasio won’t explain how a Financial Times’ model shows the Delta variant has a 31% prevalence in the U.S., but New York City data pegs the strain at less than 7%.

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EDITORIAL : Mayor Bill de Blasio is obfuscating COVID-19 sequencing studies, masking the growth of the Delta variant, and the consequences could be deadly.

EDITORIAL : Mayor Bill de Blasio is obfuscating COVID-19 sequencing studies, masking the growth of the Delta variant, and the consequences could be deadly.

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Dr. Dave Chokshi, the chief New York City health minister, oversees the publication of data about the Coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Bill de Blasio refuses to explain the plunge in sample sizes used for the weekly variant sequencing studies, raising questions about the unknown breakdown of COVID-19 variants in the major sources of Coronavirus testing. NYC Mayor's Office (YouTube/Fair Use)

Letter From New York : Drop in weekly New York City COIVD-19 sequencing sample sizes prompts questions about the reliability of the weekly studies

Data analysis by Progress New York reveals that New York City appears to be undersampling COVID-19 specimens for its variant sequencing reports.

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