A woman with a face mask walks past a mural in the Brooklyn in March of 2020. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

COVID-19 data is missing lots of race and ethnicity info. Here’s why.

More than three years into the pandemic, our understanding of the extent of COVID-19’s impact on Black and brown communities remains incomplete due to a lack of federal data on race and ethnicity.

Is the pandemic over? Public health officials say not yet

New York is as back to normal as it has ever been since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic more than three years ago. After years of unprecedented disruption, restaurant-goers are squeezing indoors for brunch, catching up on lost time with friends and family.

Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk along Broadway in SoHo in March of 2022. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Medical director of Doctor on Demand Dr. Vibin Roy prepares to conduct an online visit with a patient from his work station at home in April of 2021, in Keller, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

After the Emergency Ends: What will stay and what will go?

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed our world. From the lives lost, to the mental health toll, to expansion of telehealth, many aspects of our lives will not go back to pre-COVID times. But what impact will the end of the Federal Health Emergency on May 11th have on our lives?

Patients and caregivers impacted by COVID will continue to face challenges

As we continue to learn to live with and survive COVID-19, patients, policymakers, and doctors are still asking key questions. How should we as a society be serving people as the COVID-19 pandemic continues?

Julian Boyce, 14, gets a hug from his mother, Satrina Boyce, after he received his first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination dose at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem in May of 2021. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
A worker wearing a protective face shield checks for open windows at a New York City Health + Hospitals COVID-19 testing site in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Although lines at this location didn’t appear long, some people waiting in line said they’d been standing outside the gate more than two hours to get a rapid coronavirus test, which aren’t offered at all the sites. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Declining access to COVID-19 services will worsen health disparities

For much of the COVID-19 pandemic, New York City has offered a variety of services to support its residents who got infected. New Yorkers could get tested for free at sites across the city, even without health insurance.