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Triage tent set up outside of Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. March 27, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Triage tent set up outside of Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. March 27, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Throughout Catholic health, it was nearly a 50% decrease in the amount of patients who came in to hospitals with stroke symptoms at the beginning of the pandemic. Today, the number is still down around 25%.
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NYS Clean sanitizer for local governments to combat coronavirus pandemic. March 16, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
NYS Clean sanitizer for local governments to combat coronavirus pandemic. March 16, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
As opposed to past, when health experts advised the frequent cleaning of all surfaces to prevent the virus’ spread, the CDC now states Coronavirus does not easily spread from touching surfaces or other objects.
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There are common sense steps that doctors go through with businesses, such as hand washing and surface cleaning that are what Oddo and Costanza call the ‘first step’ of the equation for re-opening. Then there are the next steps.
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Triage tent set up outside of Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. March 27, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Triage tent set up outside of Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. March 27, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Catholic Health has received approval from the New York State Department of Health to resume elective surgery in Erie County. Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order allowing elective surgeries to resume at 35 hospitals across the state, excluding Erie...
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Covid testing site, Cobblestone district
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April 30, 2020 - 12:11 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The New York State Department of Health has opened up two additional drive thru Coronavirus testing sites in Western New York. The newest site is located next to KeyBank Center in Buffalo's Cobblestone District. A second site opened Wednesday on the campus of Niagara County...
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TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - "For the last six weeks, we've been working behind the scenes to see if we could help with Covid testing, or with antibody testing." Don Arthur is Pharmacist and owner of Brighton Eggert Pharmacy in Tonawanda and Black Rock Pharmacy in Buffalo. Even though Governor Cuomo...
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TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - "I was defenseless. I just had to surrender," said Joe Emminger, Town of Tonawanda Supervisor, who completed 14 days of Coronavirus isolation in his bedroom. He tells WBEN, his battle was oth mentally and physically exhausting. "If it wasn't for my personal hero, my wife,...
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AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - "I've been working on this for about a month," Dr. Todd Shatkin told WBEN Friday morning. The Amherst dentist has accumulated over a thousand test kits for Covid-19 testing this weekend at Aesthetic Associates Centre on Kensington Avenue in Amherst. It's Drive-Up testing. "No...
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Triage tent set up outside of Kenmore Mercy Hospital. March 27, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Triage tent set up outside of Kenmore Mercy Hospital. March 27, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Brian Mazurowski
April 22, 2020 - 9:25 am
“I think we’ve done a great job in Western New York… where we never got in a position where we weren’t able to take care of all the patients we needed to take care of,” said Dr. Tom Russo, Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Jacobs School of Medicine.
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Wegmans Alberta Drive store, Amherst, NY
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The New York State Department of Health started antibody testing at grocery stores statewide Sunday. A spokesperson for Wegmans tells WBEN that testing took place yesterday at 5 Wegmans stores, including two in the Buffalo area. One at the Amherst Street location in Buffalo,...
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