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Reports from Terry Sheridan, Jay ShahDesiree D'Iorio and the Long Island News Bureau staff, in collaboration with Stony Brook University's School of Journalism; WSHU's Charles Lane; and Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio

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N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed major problems plaguing the state’s vaccine sign up website, saying there are vastly more New Yorkers eligible to be vaccinated than there are vaccines.


Here’s the latest on the coronavirus outbreak in the region:

New York state voided all vaccine appointments made using an unauthorized website, because the link went live early by accident.

People were able to make appointments at vaccination centers that have not even opened yet. The link was shared on social media for SUNY vaccine sites, including at Stony Brook University.

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The number of people living with hunger on Long Island has skyrocketed since the economic shutdowns began last year due to the coronavirus.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his State of the State Address over several days this week. Cuomo’s focus was on several action plans to reopen the economy.