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As COVID-19 cases fall, flu and RSV cases rise

As COVID-19 cases fall, flu and RSV cases rise
COVID-19 cases have declined in the Rochester region, but flu and RSV cases are seeing an uptick. Monroe County Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza spoke with News Channel 10 about the increase in other ... more
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COVID-19 tax breaks available for small businesses

COVID-19 tax breaks available for small businesses
Employers that own businesses with 100 employees or less can apply for tax breaks that give them up to $25,000 in tax credits. In order to qualify for the tax credit, the business must first ... more
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COVID-19: Experts believe another COVID winter is coming

COVID-19: Experts believe another COVID winter is coming
COVID-19 cases have been falling and restrictions have been lifted, but experts believe another wave is coming this winter. Many believe with the lower numbers and less restrictions, there could finally be a normal holiday ... more
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COVID-19 booster vaccine can be given to kids ages 5-11

COVID-19 booster vaccine can be given to kids ages 5-11
The CDC has updated its guidelines and now allows kids between the ages of 5 and 11 to receive the bivalent booster for COVID-19. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has been updating its ... more
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COVID-19 variants are starting to grow, worrying health experts over a winter surge

COVID-19 variants are starting to grow, worrying health experts over a winter surge
New COVID-19 variants are popping up all over the world at a rapid pace, and now experts are worried about a winter surge. The United States is currently battling variants BQ.1, BQ.1.1, BF.7, BA.4.6, BA.2.75 ... more
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Main COVID-19 symptoms have changed

Main COVID-19 symptoms have changed
COVID-19 has always had a well-known list of symptoms since its spread in 2020, but those have changed. Patients have reported that they had a lot of cold or flu-like symptoms when coming down with ... more
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Strep throat or COVID-19, which is it?

Strep throat or COVID-19, which is it?
COVID-19 is on the rise again, but so are other illnesses like strep throat which have similar symptoms. This has many people asking, what is the difference between the two when trying to figure out ... more
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COVID-19 expected to be less severe and deadly this winter

COVID-19 expected to be less severe and deadly this winter
It's almost winter, and experts are expecting another wave of COVID-19 to hit. This time it will be less severe and less deadly. The last two winters COVID-19 have caused severe illness and overwhelmed hospitals ... more
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COVID-19: Experts say cases are rising and a new variant called BA.4 and BA.5 are why

COVID-19: Experts say cases are rising and a new variant called BA.4 and BA.5 are why
COVID-19 cases are on the rise again, and experts claim it's due to a new variant known as BA.4 and BA.5. According to The National Desk, these two subvariants are what people are being infected ... more
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COVID-19 guidance is changing according to the CDC, but what does this mean?

COVID-19 guidance is changing according to the CDC, but what does this mean?
For the last couple of years, the CDC has issued strict guidance to help curb the spread of COVID-19, but now the responsibility is changing. For most of the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control ... more
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The “Great Resignation”: Expert says the pandemic exacerbated ongoing employment issues; priorities have changed for Americans

The “Great Resignation”: Expert says the pandemic exacerbated ongoing employment issues; priorities have changed for Americans
Americans working during the COVID-19 pandemic were forced to make hard choices, putting their families first ahead of their employment, and this gave people many reasons to quit their jobs. Once people began prioritizing their ... more
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Novavax becomes latest COVID-19 vaccine option in U.S.

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More COVID-19 vaccine choice. That was the outcome after the Food and Drug Administration moved to approve Novavax shots for adults in the U.S. It's already available in other countries across the world. However, the ... more
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COVID-19: Centaurus is a new subvariant of Omicron, and the WHO is investigating

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Yet again, another subvariant of Omicron has been identified as COVID-19 still persists. The strain is also known as BA.2.75. It was first discovered in India, and evidently spreads five times faster and is possibly ... more
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COVID-19 BA.5 variant growing concern: How quickly is it spreading in New York?

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Experts say another round of COVID-19 booster shots may be needed if the BA.5 variant continues to move. Coronavirus infections are low and mask restrictions are few-and-far between. Hospitalizations have also been declining for the ... more
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CDC gives final approval for COVID-19 vaccines in children under 5

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending COVID-19 vaccines for children and toddlers. The final group without available COVID-19 shots now has one, as infants and those under 5 years of age are ... more
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Omicron wave drops in ‘high risk’ counties as New York COVID-19 cases up 15%

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The number of COVID-19 cases has dropped in 17 counties in New York that were previously deemed high risk for transmission, even as the number of Covid cases increased by 15% statewide last week. According ... more
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Amazon workers: Company revokes paid time off for positive COVID test

Amazon workers: No more paid time off after positive
The online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. says its ending paid time off for employees with COVID-19.  The company announced the move over the weekend, sparking concern and outrage among Americans. Effective May 2, 2022 employees ... more
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COVID: 3 out of every 4 children have had the virus

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Data shows that almost 60% of people over age 17 have already had COVID-19. Now, data from the CDC is saying 3 out of every 4 children have had the virus. Blood samples for over ... more
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CDC: Cayuga, Seneca, and Wayne counties high risk for COVID transmission

Wayne County officials urge high risk communities to mask-up after CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending masks for nearly a dozen counties in Upstate New York. Three of them are located in the Finger Lakes. Cayuga, Seneca, and Wayne counties were included ... more
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