Fluvoxamine Helps Lower Risk of Hospitalization From Covid, Study Finds

ImageA New York City police officer in Manhattan.
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One of the most aggressive vaccine mandates in the nation is set to take effect Friday evening in New York City, and it is expected to bring a flurry of last-minute legal wrangling, protests and possibly force some city services to be curtailed.

Similar mandates in Texas, Florida and other municipalities have been met with a barrage of court challenges and opposition from lawmakers.

Though some of New York City’s more than 300,000 employees were already covered by earlier mandates, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last week that “all city workers” needed to get at least one vaccine dose by 5 p.m. Friday, or they would face unpaid leave.

Most city workers have been vaccinated, but about…

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