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As wealthy families flee, New York City’s private schools brace for an uncertain fall

As wealthy families flee, New York City’s private schools brace for an uncertain fall

Finance
When the coronavirus crisis hit New York, many of the city's wealthiest families went elsewhere.Without knowing what the fall will look like, some are debating if they will return to New York at all, which could open up an unprecedented number of spots at even the most elite institutions, according to Emily Glickman, president of Abacus Guide Educational Consulting."In my 21 years of practice, I have never seen anything like this in terms of extreme levels of churn and uncertainty," she said.More from Personal Finance:Students still don't know what to expect this fallCollege-bound students to miss out on billions in financial aidAs college classes move online, don't expect a tuition discountUp until now, competition has been notoriously fierce at Manhattan's top schools, with families...
Nearly 40% of critically ill COVID-19 patients in New York City died, study finds

Nearly 40% of critically ill COVID-19 patients in New York City died, study finds

Health
May 19 (UPI) -- The majority of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 require mechanical ventilation to help them breathe, according to a study published Tuesday by The Lancet. The findings also show that nearly 40 percent of those who are hospitalized and become critically ill from the disease caused by the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, ultimately die. The study describes the progression of the virus in 257 patients in New York City, epicenter of the outbreak in the United States. "Our study provides in-depth understanding of how COVID-19 may be affecting critically ill patients in U.S. hospitals," Dr. Max O'Donnell, senior author and a pulmonologist at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City, said in a statement. "Of particular interest is the finding that over three q...
New York ramps up COVID-19 antibody tests to gauge scope of outbreak, immunity

New York ramps up COVID-19 antibody tests to gauge scope of outbreak, immunity

Health
April 20 (UPI) -- New York started collecting blood samples Monday from 3,000 randomly selected people for antibody testing as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The results may provide a more accurate assessment of how many have been infected with the new coronavirus, but could also serve as a platform for research into potential treatments. There is, however, some concern about the accuracy of the tests, and questions as to whether enough hospitals and clinics will have access to the materials -- and use them properly. Richard Serino, distinguished visiting fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's National Preparedness Leadership Initiative and a deputy minister at the Federal Emergency Management Agency under President Barack Obama, cautioned against thinking ...
Trump ‘spoiling for a fight’ over coronavirus, says New York governor

Trump ‘spoiling for a fight’ over coronavirus, says New York governor

World
US President Donald Trump is "spoiling for a fight" over coronavirus, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has claimed, as the fallout from Monday's White House news conference continues.Mr Cuomo's comments come as Mr Trump used a media briefing on Monday to attack fellow politicians and the media for criticising his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. One television network described it as "the biggest meltdown from a US president" they'd ever seen. ...
Coronavirus: New York using mass graves amid outbreak

Coronavirus: New York using mass graves amid outbreak

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Images have emerged of coffins being buried in a mass grave in New York City, as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak continues to rise.Workers in hazmat outfits were seen using a ladder to descend into a huge pit where the coffins were stacked.The location is Hart Island, used for New Yorkers with no next of kin or who could not afford a funeral.New York state now has more coronavirus cases than any single country, according to latest figures.The state's confirmed caseload of Covid-19 jumped by 10,000 on Thursday to 159,937, of whom 7,000 have died.Spain has had 153,000 cases and Italy 143,000, while China, where the virus emerged last year, has reported 82,000 cases.The US as a whole has r...