Pat’s Five Favorites: Double Masking, Inauguration Fashion – Spectrum News NY1

Every weekday morning, I spend a lot of time reading the news — newspapers, magazines, websites and apps — so I can bring you “In the Papers.” There’s so much to read and so much to share that now, every week, I want to highlight some of the best stuff I’ve seen:

1. Some Employers Are Paying People To Get Vaccinated. Can Money Overcome Hesitancy?

Hesitant about getting a coronavirus vaccine? What if your boss paid you to get over it?

2. Are Two Masks Better Than One?

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki double masks at her first media conference.

The Mornings on 1 team noticed a lot of people wearing two masks this week. Our follow-up research revealed that a single N95 mask is probably a better bet.

3. Paging Through Broadway While the Stages Are Dark
NY Times

Looking at a theater program is a poor substitute for actually attending a Broadway show. But in a year when you can’t go to a show to get a new Playbill, New York Times critic Maya Phillps is diving into the nostalgia of the ones she’s saved.

4. Will NY Decriminalize Clean Syringe Possession?
City & State

It’s illegal for most New Yorkers to carry a clean syringe. For years, addiction and health advocates have called that law misguided and pushed for reform. They’re trying again this year.

5. First Lady and Vice President Champion Emerging NYC Designers and Progressive Spirit at Inauguration

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Washington may have been the focus for the inauguration of Joe Biden this week. But NY1’s Stephanie Simon tells us New York can take credit for the clothes that had people buzzing.


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