CDC Emphasizes COVID-19 Vaccinations as a Key to Safe Holiday Gatherings

October 17, 2021

This past Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also known as the CDC has released its updated guidance around gatherings and traveling amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidance comes following confusion earlier this month on how the country should safely celebrate the holidays. In their guidance, the CDC simply stated that the best […]

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Monroe County Offers Free Rapid PCR COVID-19 Tests for Children

October 16, 2021

Yesterday, Monroe County began scheduling free, rapid PCR tests for K-12 students at the County Fleet Center, 145 Paul Road. The PCR tests are available via appointment only and are a drive-through, paperless transaction, offering the non-invasive nasal swab. Children seeking this test must be symptom-free without any fever-reducing medication for 24 hours, not be […]

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Wait Times are Worse at the ED, says Rochester Emergency Medicine Chair

October 15, 2021

Dr. Keith Grams, the head of Rochester Regional Health’s emergency medicine, is addressing wait times at its hospitals. According to Dr. Grams, the backlog of people waiting in the emergency department has worsened over the last few weeks because of a couple of factors. He stated: “Rochester Regional emergency departments are experiencing significant more overcapacity […]

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United Airlines Workers Seeking an Exemption from Vaccine Mandate Granted Delay

October 14, 2021

United Airlines must put their upcoming vaccination mandate to a halt as a federal judge in Texas ordered the airline to do. This order is to temporarily halt its plan to put unvaccinated employees on unpaid leave if they have requested an exemption from the company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Six United Airlines employees filed a […]

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The Little Requiring Proof of Vaccination for Guests 12 and Older

October 14, 2021

Rochester’s The Littler Theater will be requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all patrons 12 and older starting Oct 20. This requirement will be mandated in less than a week, so those who are seeking vaccinations and would like to attend The Little will not be able to attend until later in November, even if […]

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Mary J. Blige Said “I didn’t know about breast cancer or mammograms until I was 40”

October 13, 2021

Mary J. Blige is leading a new breast cancer campaign. Mary confessed she ignored testing and mammograms until she was 40.“My aunt died from breast cancer, and my grandmother died from cervical cancer, and one of my aunts just died from lung cancer,” Mary J. Blige said on in a panel discussion organized by bosses at […]

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Dr. Fauci Says Halloween is a Go this Year

October 13, 2021

Time to pick out the costumes and stock up on the candy, Halloween is just around the corner. Unlike last year where trick-or-treating was technically canceled, this year according to the nation’s top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, we have the go-ahead to celebrate Halloween. The go-ahead was given since many adults as well […]

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Drugmaker Merck Asks FDA to Authorize Promising Anti-COVID Pill

October 12, 2021

Yesterday, the Drugmaker Merck asked U.S. regulators, Food and Drug Administration, to authorize its pill against COVID-19. This pill would add an entirely new and easy-to-use weapon to combat the pandemic. If approved by the FDA, a decision that could be made in a matter of weeks, it would be the first pill shown to […]

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L.A County Sherif Will Not Enforce County’s Vaccine Mandate

October 10, 2021

Despite the Los Angeles County mandate that requires employees to be fully vaccinated by October 1st, Sheriff Alex Villanueva refuses to enforce this policy. Villanueva oversees the largest sheriff’s department in the country, with roughly 18,000 employees. He took to Facebook Live to share his refusal to carry out the mandate, stating: “I don’t want […]

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Colorado Hospital: People Who Want Organ Transplants Must Get COVID-19 Vaccine

October 9, 2021

UCHealth, a large hospital system in Colorado recently stated that people on its organ transplant waitlist won’t be offered an organ if they refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The hospital back this up with a cite, stating “significant risk the virus poses to transplant recipients.” UCHealth operates 12 hospitals from its headquarters in Aurora, […]

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