As COVID-19 deaths continue, New York stops reporting info about the virus in schools
In an interview that aired on "60 Minutes" Sept. 18, President Joe Biden said, "The pandemic is over. If you notice, no one’s wearing masks. Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape. And so I think it’s changing.” Facts do not bear this out. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.report nearly 400 people a day continue to die from COVID-19 in the United States. That's just about the equivalent of the deaths from the Sept. 11, 2001 attack every week. Biden himself, in July, had two bouts of COVID-19. In New York, though, the Times Union reports, officials will now no longer release COVID-19 case numbers by school district. "Local health departments and schools will work together to determine if and when action in a school needs to be taken or if there is a risk posed to the general public," Depertment of Health spokesperson Cadence Acquaviva said about the closing down of the COVID-19 School Report Card. "New York State continues to provide an unprecedented amount of data in real-time on cases, hospitalizations, and fatalities from COVID-19. We are constantly evaluating the utility and presentation of data and will continue to update and change our data pages as necessary." On Sept. 15, Greene County officials reported another local death from COVID-19. On Sept. 16, Greene County officials announced 13 new cases, and 83 total cases. On Sept. 12, Columbia County reported another COVID-19 death, and on Sept. 15, officials there reported 18 new cases, and 73 total cases.