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Pfizer says COVID vaccine safe in young kids: Now they seek FDA approval

The Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 is safe and effective in children ages 5 to 11. The company announced Monday that it will seek authorization from the Food and Drug Administration in that key group. The vaccine produced in partnership between Pfizer and ... MORE
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There’s a new COVID variant and experts are concerned: what we know about variant A.23.1

The newest COVID-19 variant is called A.23.1 and it’s been located in Africa, but experts are worried it’s a preview for what’s to come in variants. What is it? The first time this strain was seen was in Oct. of 2020 in ... MORE
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Cayuga County COVID-19 surge has similar numbers compared to the last surge

The Cayuga County Health Department has released data showing that Wednesday there were 72 new cases of COVID-19. The last time they were this high was Jan. 21 at 82 cases. There are currently 320 active cases, the highest in 8 months ... MORE
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Unemployment benefits could increase by $300 per week: Democrats push for major enhancement into 2022

Unemployment benefits could be increasing by $300 per week again if lawmakers in Congress have their way. The progressive wing of the Democratic Party is pushing members of Congress, including leadership, to include an unemployment expansion in the $3.5 trillion tax and ... MORE
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New York’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate has not been blocked, despite temporary court order

Last week a federal judge in Upstate New York ruled that part of New York State’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers had been blocked. In August, the state Department of Health issued an order that would require all staff to be ... MORE
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Economy is moving wrong direction as COVID’s Delta Variant hurts manufacturing, production

September was supposed to be a powerful month in the U.S. story of economic recovery. However, that hope began falling apart when the August jobs report was released — showing that just 235,000 jobs had been added to it. Rebound was being ... MORE
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Hochul says New York will move forward with vaccine mandate for healthcare workers

Governor Kathy Hochul said Wednesday that New York will move forward with its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. Health systems across the state said they would need to shutter entire departments and delay elective surgeries if the mandate took effect on ... MORE
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UR Medicine may pause elective surgeries for two weeks as vaccine mandate creates staffing crisis

UR Medicine says it’s considering a pause on elective surgeries due to significant staffing shortages. A spokesperson for the healthcare system, which serves a large chunk of the Finger Lakes and Greater Rochester area, said they are working to minimize the impact ... MORE
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Farmington urgent care shutting down due to significant staffing issues

Farmington Urgent Care is shutting down. The temporary closure of the UR Medicine Thompson Health location is due to significant staffing challenges. The urgent care center will close Sunday, September 19, and will only operate as an outpatient clinic for high-risk patients ... MORE
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Assemblyman Manktelow isolated with COVID-19: Says he wasn’t vaccinated

New York State Assemblyman Brian Manktelow, who represents Wayne and part of Cayuga counties, has tested positive for COVID-19. The Assemblyman said he felt sick, so he got tested. Sure enough, Manktelow was a confirmed case of COVID-19. He’s doing better now, ... MORE
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Cayuga County has most COVID hospitalizations since February 1

Cayuga County hit its highest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations on Tuesday. The County reported 22 residents hospitalized with COVID-19. The hospitalizations are not all at Auburn Community Hospital. The youngest hospitalized COVID-19 patient is in their 20s, according to health officials. According ... MORE
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When will the IRS send a fourth stimulus check? Will it be worth $600, $1,200 or $2,000?

Is a fourth stimulus check coming soon? States are offering a fourth round of direct aid payments as the coronavirus pandemic is fueled by the unvaccinated and Delta Variant. The payments also come as the IRS faces a massive backlog of over ... MORE
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New vaccination policy for Buffalo Bills home games; Full vaccination to be required for entry

There is a new vaccination policy for Buffalo Bills home games at Highmark Stadium effective immediately. The change was announced on Tuesday afternoon by Pegula Sports and Entertainment. Bills fans will need at least 1 vaccine dose to gain entry to the ... MORE
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Federal judge temporarily blocks part of New York’s healthcare worker vaccine mandate

Healthcare workers in New York seeking an exemption to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate caught a break on Tuesday. A federal judge issued a temporary block of the vaccine mandate for healthcare workers who are seeking a religious exemption. The vaccine mandate ... MORE
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Healthcare workers protest statewide COVID-19 vaccine mandate at hospitals: Will it change New York’s mind?

A significant group of healthcare workers in the Finger Lakes region has been protesting upcoming COVID-19 vaccine mandates, which take full-effect on September 27. That’s when all healthcare workers in New York who are employed by a hospital, nursing home, or other ... MORE