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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Health Commissioner Gale Burstein update public on coronavirus pandemic. March 16, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Health Commissioner Gale Burstein update public on coronavirus pandemic. March 16, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
“Typically you’d like to say there needs to be at least three points on a curve (to determine a trend),” said Dr. Bruce Troen from the Jacobs School of Medicine. “Right now, unfortunately, we are not heading in the right direction in Erie County.”
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Antibody tests
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New results from antibody tests administered by New York State show that as many as 7% of Western New Yorkers have been infected with the virus and have antibodies. Governor Cuomo announced the results during a news conference on Monday. Over 7,000 people across the state have been tested for...
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Cuomo
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The poll from Siena Research found that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s order that face masks or coverings must be worn in public has support from at least 86 percent of voters from every party, region, gender, and race. Similarly, 81 percent of voters support keeping New York on “Pause” through mid-May.
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Coronavirus Testing
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“This is a new virus that we’re still learning a bit on, but if we follow history… we believe that that second antibody, if there’s presence of that, that we have immunity to (COVID-19),” said Dr. Joseph Chow, Medical Director at WNY Immediate Care. “That’s based upon history, however with this...
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Testing Capabilities Expanding
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Kaleida Health announced on Friday that it has expanded its laboratory testing by adding essential workers, and has an antibody test ready to launch. Essential workers include people working on utilities, food processing, grocery store employees and others who are still working with the public...
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closed for business
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On the question of when to get back to business, 57 percent of those polled say New York’s primary focus should be addressing the public health crisis while 35 percent think the State should plan to relax restrictions.
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SHREWSBURY, MA - MARCH 19: Medical take a patient's coronavirus test during a trial run for a new FEMA drive-thru coronavirus testing clinic at CVS at 720 Boston Turnpike in Shrewsbury, MA on March 19, 2020. The clinic had a tent on Route 9 and was waitin
SHREWSBURY, MA - MARCH 19: Medical take a patient's coronavirus test during a trial run for a new FEMA drive-thru coronavirus testing clinic at CVS at 720 Boston Turnpike in Shrewsbury, MA on March 19, 2020. The clinic had a tent on Route 9 and was waiting for federal approval. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
“Those people who develop antibodies… Those are ones who are more likely to get back to work sooner as we figure out how to do broad-based testing,” Hochul said, adding that “tremendous progress” is being made in developing those tests.
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Waiting at the Buffalo Airport
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“We have our own curve, we own our own curve.”
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The site, which is updated periodically, shows trends in traffic to retail stores, grocery stores, parks, workplaces and more. The reports show how visits and length of stay at different places change compared to a baseline using the same data used to show popular times for places in Google Maps.
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“There are individuals who jumped right on this, tried to politicize it, and gave out wrong information that ventilators would be taken in the dead of night,” Hochul said. “None of that is true. That’s absolutely irresponsible.”
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