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August 1, 2022

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Spencerport Canal Days were back this weekend. To celebrate the end of July, the event took place with lots of arts and crafts vendors, a tasting tent, a children’s activity event, and more. This year marked the 39th anniversary of Spencerport Canal Days. Ginny Swarthout, Director […]

Yesterday, the White House announced that President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19. According to White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, the president is experiencing “very mild symptoms” and has started taking Paxlovid, the brand new antiviral drug intended to reduce the severity of symptoms. President Biden stated: “I’ve been double vaccinated, double boosted. […]

Yesterday, Governor Kathy Hochul launched a new public awareness campaign on treatment options for people who test positive for COVID and have symptoms. This $1 million awareness campaign will run in English and Spanish across TV, radio, and digital media to encourage New Yorkers to test early for COVID and treat it as soon as […]

After the news that the FDA recommended the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for ages 6 months and older, Florida is the only state to not pre-order COVID-19 vaccine doses for babies and toddlers. White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed the state’s outlier status, stating: “We encouraged Florida on several occasions to order vaccines. By […]

Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisers gave a thumbs-up to vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer for ages 6 months old up to 5 years and older. They are the last age group in the U.S. without access to COVID-19 vaccines. One FDA panel member, Dr. Jay Portnoy of Children’s Hospital in Kansas City, […]

As we continue to combat COVID-19, another hurdle has been cleared for parents who want their children vaccinated against COVID-19. The United States Food and Drug Administration, or the FDA, has clear emergency use for a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. The booster can be administrated at least […]

Yesterday, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the distribution of $28 million in federal pandemic funding this month to help struggling New York families with children to cover expenses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning today, the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), will provide families who have children under 17 and who […]

As cases rise, there are now other treatments available for covid-19 with little or no cost that could help you avoid the worst and recover more quickly from a mild or moderate case of covid. Paxlovid is the five-day course of pills from Pfizer that everyone has been talking about. How do you get a […]

The Historically Black College (HBCU), Lincoln College, has survived the 1918 influenza pandemic, Great Depression, World War II, and much more, but is now closing for good this Friday after hardships from the COVID-19 pandemic and a cyberattack. In a statement from college President David Gerlach, it reads: “Lincoln College has been serving students from […]

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration decided to limit the use of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA deemed this vaccine as a last resort for adults who cannot accept a shot from another manufacturer. The reason being? Researchers from the FDA and the CDC found that the vaccine resulted in 60 […]

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