US wildfire smoke causes cross-country air pollution

Wildfires raging across the western United States and Canada, including a monster two-week-old blaze in Oregon, on Tuesday belched smoke and soot that gusted eastward and caused harmful air pollution as far away as New York City. Continue Reading

Is Covid-19 severity related to sudden death?

A new study comparing the incidence of sudden deaths occurring outside the hospital across New York City’s highly diverse neighbourhoods with the percentage of positive SARS-CoV-19 tests found that increased sudden deaths during the pandemic correlate to the extent of virus infection in a neighbourhood. Continue Reading

Thousands march in New York City as curfew ends

Police moved barricades Sunday so protesters could approach the Trump International Hotel and Tower in midtown Manhattan as thousands continued to march against police brutality — this time without a curfew looming in the night. Continue Reading