New York Daily News: NYC archive paying tribute to thousands of famous and everyday women

New York Daily News: NYC archive paying tribute to thousands of famous and everyday women. “For every Dolly Parton, Martha Stewart or Oprah Winfrey on New York City’s Women Activism website there is an Emma Eford, a Lulu Fazio or a Dawn Cutler whose stories are just as important and inspiring. Eford didn’t launch her own TV network or win a Grammy, but she did dedicate her life to helping orphans and wayward girls. ‘Now the women and men in my family help children in foster care,’ Eford’s granddaughter Darlene Lewis wrote on the website. ‘I am a therapeutic foster parent because my grandmother’s love for children was passed on to me.'”

AP count: Over 4,500 virus patients sent to NY nursing homes (AP)

AP: AP count: Over 4,500 virus patients sent to NY nursing homes. “More than 4,500 recovering coronavirus patients were sent to New York’s already vulnerable nursing homes under a controversial state directive that was ultimately scrapped amid criticisms it was accelerating the nation’s deadliest outbreaks, according to a count by The Associated Press. AP compiled its own tally to find out how many COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals to nursing homes under the March 25 directive after New York’s Health Department declined to release its internal survey conducted two weeks ago. It says it is still verifying data that was incomplete.”

WHEC: NY Farm Bureau launches job database to help farmers, workers

WHEC: NY Farm Bureau launches job database to help farmers, workers. “An online database is helping farms hit hard by the pandemic connect with people looking for temporary work. The New York Farm Bureau launched the Farmworker Relief Program on Tuesday. The bureau hopes it will serve as a resource to farms and farmers in order to keep staff on hand.”

ProPublica: Two Coasts. One Virus. How New York Suffered Nearly 10 Times the Number of Deaths as California.

ProPublica: Two Coasts. One Virus. How New York Suffered Nearly 10 Times the Number of Deaths as California.. “As of May 15, there were nearly 350,000 COVID-19 cases in New York and more than 27,500 deaths, nearly a third of the nation’s total. The corresponding numbers in California: just under 75,000 cases and slightly more than 3,000 deaths. In New York City, the country’s most populous and densest, there had been just under 20,000 deaths; in San Francisco, the country’s second densest and 13th most populous, there had been 35.”

The Daily News: Livingston among counties sent more than 1,600 damaged COVID-19 test kits by state DoH

The Daily News: Livingston among counties sent more than 1,600 damaged COVID-19 test kits by state DoH. “Nearly 300 faulty COVID-19 testing kits were sent by the New York State Department of Health to Livingston County last week – among an estimated 1,600 sent to 12 counties, the New York Post reported Monday evening. The kits would have been used to test residents and staff of the three nursing homes in Livingston County, Public Health Director Jennifer Rodriguez told The County News Monday night.”

Axios: Cuomo announces 7-state consortium for buying PPE

Axios: Cuomo announces 7-state consortium for buying PPE. “New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Delaware are forming a regional consortium to reduce competition when purchasing personal protection equipment (PPE).”

New York Times: New York Attorney General Scrutinizes Amazon for Firing Warehouse Worker

New York Times: New York Attorney General Scrutinizes Amazon for Firing Warehouse Worker. “Amazon may have violated federal worker safety laws and New York State’s whistle-blower protections when it fired an employee from its Staten Island warehouse who protested the company’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a letter the office of the New York attorney general, Letitia James, sent the company last week.”