Everyone is responding to the vaccine mandates, as you would expect: badly. Already strained hospitals and schools are about to lose a ton of employees. Cuomo was gonna assemble the NY Cannabis Control Board but then he got high (on ziti) so Hochul finished the job. The Intercept shares some spooky reporting on the lab-leak theory of Covid19 and gain of function research. And the courts block a huge drilling project in Alaska, citing concerns about the end of life as we know it.
Area hospitals face tough decisions as 'alarming' staffing crisis worsens: https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Area-hospitals-face-tough-decisions-as-alarming-16485774.php
Hochul nominates final Cannabis Control Board members: https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Hochul-nominates-final-two-Cannabis-Control-Board-16482690.php
The Intercept reporting on Covid origins: https://theintercept.com/2021/09/09/covid-origins-gain-of-function-research/?comments=1#comments
Court Blocks Alaskan Drilling Project: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/18/climate/alaska-willow-oil.html?campaign_id=54&emc=edit_clim_20210825&instance_id=38786&nl=climate-fwd%3A®i_id=89891543&segment_id=67198&te=1&user_id=ab909f0ca81e391fd0bd16d1fa803809