Thomas Frieden

  • News

    September 21, 2011

    Young Men's Initiative: The White Mayor's Burden

    Bloomberg aims to help the young black and Latino men he has been throwing in jail for a decade

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2009

    Weekend student vaccination centers open

    ​As part of Mayor Bloomberg's H1N1 flu plan for NYC, the Board of Health has opened vaccination centers this weekend in all five boroughs for middle school and high school students. Elementary school students above four years of age are also eligible for the free shots. Fifty private compani ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    2 More Swine Flu Deaths; Schools Open, Close

    Nine of the 23 city schools that were closed for suspected swine flu last week are reopening tomorrow -- but six more schools are closing in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Meanwhile two new presumed swine flu deaths in New York have been announced: in addition to Queens Assistant Principal Mitchell Wiener ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    New York's Top Health Official to Head CDC

    New York's Commissioner of Health, it will be announced today, is about to become head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Thomas Frieden will replace the acting head of the Centers, Dr. Richard E. Besser. We mainly know Frieden for his health education campaigns, such as those concerning H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    City Health Big Says "Hundreds" of Swine Flu Cases; CDC Says 45. (UPDATE: 2nd School Closed; Brother Leonard Speaks!)

    You know how it is -- one kid gets swine flu, and the next thing you know everybody's got it. New York health commissioner Thomas Frieden says he now suspects "many hundreds" of swine flu cases in the city. CDC still says we have a total of 45, making 64 cases nationally, but they're just trying to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Health Commissioner Going After Salt

    The city's health commissioner, Dr. Thomas Frieden, is now waging a war against salt. After that, puppies. [NY Times]A Newcastle University study finds that cows that are given names and treated with a "personal touch' produce more milk. No word yet on girlfriends. [The Guardian]As the recession lea ... More >>

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    August 25, 2008
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    September 12, 2007

    HIV on the Rise Among Young Gay Men

    Blacks and Hispanics still bear a disproportionate share of New York City's new HIV diagnoses, according to the Department of Health. HIV infection is on the rise among gay men in the city, according to a report released by the city Department of Health. The under 30-age group represents 44% of n ... More >>

  • News

    August 28, 2007

    Clearing the Air

    Sorting solid claims about the 9/11 toxic cloud from the obscuring haze of uncertainty

  • News

    April 11, 2006

    The HIV Watchers

    Aspects of proposed bill meet stiff resistance

  • News

    January 8, 2002

    Bloomy’s New Crew Sends a Message

    The New Mayor Adds—and Subtracts—at City Hall

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