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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Mayor Bill de Blasio won't explain changes in the methodology for the sequencing of Coronavirus variants that may affect the reliability of weekly Coronavirus strain surveillance study results. NYC Mayor's Office (YouTube/Fair Use)

de Blasio refuses to admit to manipulating weekly Coronavirus variant sequencing data, despite steady plunge in sample size since April

Mayor Bill de Blasio won’t explain the steady drop in the sample size used for the sequencing of Coronavirus variants that may affect the reliability of weekly Coronavirus strain surveillance study results.

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In New York, an élitism informs the economic reopening, even as a foreign COVID-19 variant, B.1.617, continues its spread

As they reopen the economy, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo ignore the lessons about the spread of new variants, including B.1.617, in the U.K. and Singapore.

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UPDATED : U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss didn’t receive early, “special” access to scarce COVID-19 tests, unlike her daughter-in-law, Melissa DeRosa, who did : source

U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss won’t admit or deny that she received COVID-19 tests when they were extremely new and scarce, like her daughter-in-law, Melissa DeRosa.

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Following an unexplained delay, the de Blasio administration released Coronavirus sequencing data, showing the B.1.617 variant was first detected in New York City in April

The first time the Delta variant was reported in New York City was in a retroactive disclosure made by the de Blasio administration in an overdue study.

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de Blasio mum in the face of the unexplained delay in weekly data update of Coronavirus variants/strains in New York City

Mayor Bill de Blasio refused to explain the lateness in the release of data about Coronavirus variants, including for B.1.617, the strain first reported in India.

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de Blasio is reopening New York City without Coronavirus mutation surveillance for B.1.617, the double-variant from India

With a focus on reopening the economy, the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio is not tracking the noted Coronavirus double-variant of India in Genomic sequencing by City health officials.

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Bill de Blasio continues with RAD/PACT conversion of NYCHA public housing.

de Blasio continuing with RAD/PACT conversion of NYCHA public housing, despite Schumer, Velázquez effort to fully-fund public housing

Mayor Bill de Blasio continues with NYCHA RAD/PACT conversions, despite effort by Sen. Charles Schumer and U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez to fund public housing.

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DSA mum after AOC began regifting small dollar donations from supporting a progressive agenda to Corporatist Democrats

The NYC DSA have chosen to silent after controversy errupted over reports that U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is regifting small dollar donations to Corporatist Democrats.

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The U.S. Attorney's Office remained silent after Mayor Bill de Blasio both announced the restoration of COVID-19 testing data and questioned its accuracy, contributing to a sense of a loss of confidence in Government. Mayor Bill de Blasio's Official YouTube Channel/Fair Use

U.S. Attorney’s Office mum after missing COVID-19 testing data was restored without explanation by Mayor Bill de Blasio

The U.S. Attorney’s Office remained silent after Mayor Bill de Blasio both announced the restoration of COVID-19 testing data and questioned its accuracy, contributing to a sense of a loss of confidence in Government.

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