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NYC administered record 478K COVID vaccine shots last week

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New York City administered a record 478,000 COVID-19 vaccine shots last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday, calling the figure a “great number.”

“If you talk about a recovery for all of us, this is exactly what we’ve been saying we want to do to reach that half-million-a-week number,” de Blasio said during a City Hall press briefing.

The mayor said the Big Apple is “on the verge” of inoculating half-a-million New Yorkers per week.

“We’re ready to do more, we just need the [vaccine] supply. It’s all about supply, supply, supply,” de Blasio said. “We are proving every day we got the capacity, we got the demand.”

People sit in a recovery room after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination clinic in Chinatown, Manhattan.
People sit in a recovery room after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination clinic in Chinatown, Manhattan.
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Since coronavirus vaccination efforts began in mid-December, the city has administered a total of 3,840,976 doses and de Blasio says the Big Apple will hit the 4 million shot mark this week.

“This is really fantastic progress,” said Hizzoner.

People wait on line outside a COVID-19 vaccination site at the Javits Center in Manhattan.
People wait on line outside a COVID-19 vaccination site at the Javits Center in Manhattan.
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De Blasio noted that New York soon expects a “major boost” in vaccine supply “and that’s going to allow us to get to whole new levels.”

“We are well on our way to our goal” of vaccinating 5 million New Yorkers by June, de Blasio said.

People wait on line to enter the New York-Presbyterian Fort Washington Armory COVID-19 vaccination site in Washington Heights.
People wait on line to enter the New York-Presbyterian Fort Washington Armory COVID-19 vaccination site in Washington Heights.
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Additional reporting by Nolan Hicks

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Suspect arrested in fatal Brooklyn stabbing

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Police have apprehended a suspect in the fatal December stabbing of a Brooklyn man, cops said on Saturday.

The suspect, John Headley, 32, also of Brooklyn, was taken into custody Friday and charged with murder and weapons possession for the Dec. 12 knifing of Ken Baird, 37, police said.

Baird was stabbed multiple times in the chest following a dispute on Crown Street near Utica Avenue in Crown Heights at about 6:40 p.m., police said.

EMS transported Baird to King County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, cops said.

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Man dies after jumping from Staten Island Ferry

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A 53-year-old man died Saturday after jumping from the Staten Island Ferry into the chilly waters of New York Harbor, police said.

NYPD Harbor launch officers pulled the man out of the water after responding to reports of a jumper near the Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Manhattan at around 2 p.m.

“He jumped off the ferry as it pulled away from the dock,” an NYPD spokesman told The Post. He jumped off the Ferryboat Andrew J. Barberi, police said.

The unidentified victim was removed to Pier 11 and transported to New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 3:10 p.m.

A newsstand worker said there were “about 50 or so emergency people” at Pier 11 following a valiant effort — which included CPR — to save the man’s life.

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An NYPD spokesman says the 53-year-old man “jumped off the ferry as it pulled away from the dock.”

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The 53-year-old man was transported to New York-Presbyterian Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Kemp Lashes M.L.B. as Republicans Defend Georgia’s Voting Law

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Mr. Kemp, who is gearing up to run for re-election in 2022, has striven to re-enter the good graces of Republican voters after becoming a central political target of former President Donald J. Trump because of his refusal to help Mr. Trump overturn the state’s election results last year. A former secretary of state of Georgia who has his own record of decisions that made voting harder for the state’s residents, he is again a key G.O.P. voice leading the charge on the issue.

On Saturday, he repeatedly tried to paint the league’s decision as driven by Stacey Abrams, the voting rights advocate and former Democratic candidate for governor in Georgia who is seen as likely to challenge Mr. Kemp again next year.

Ms. Abrams, one of the most prominent critics of Georgia’s voting law, has pushed back on calls for sports leagues and corporations to boycott the state. She said on Friday that she was “disappointed” baseball officials had pulled the All-Star Game but that she was “proud of their stance on voting rights.”

In defending the law in Georgia, Mr. Kemp singled out two Democratically controlled states, New York and Delaware, and compared their voting regulations with the new law in Georgia. Those states do not offer as many options for early voting as Georgia does, but they have also not passed new laws instituting restrictions on voting.

“In New York, they have 10 days of early voting,” Mr. Kemp said (New York actually has nine). “In Georgia, we have a minimum of 17, with two additional Sundays that are optional in our state. In New York, you have to have an excuse to vote absentee. In Georgia, you can vote absentee for any reason.”

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