How over-the-counter tests can slow the spread of COVID

WASHINGTON (NXSTTV) — The rise of the highly transmissible delta variant around the U.S. has increased demand for rapid antigen COVID-19 tests that can be purchased from a pharmacy without a prescription, used at home, school, or work, and give results in 15 minutes. American Red Cross expresses regret on segregating blood-based on race On Thursday, the White House announced several initiatives to … Read more

Why are people hesitant to get the COVID vaccine?

(NEWS10) — A new report by QuoteWizard shows the reasons why people are hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. The report is broken down by state, as well as demographic data. The report lists six main reasons why people aren’t getting vaccinated: they are concerned about possible side effects, they don’t … Read more

Warren County COVID update, September 6

WARREN COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Warren County Health Services has reported 22 new COVID-19 cases and 25 new recoveries since Monday. The county now has 176 active COVID cases. Health officials say most of the cases involve a mild illness. There are 6 people hospitalized with two in critical condition and four in moderate condition. … Read more

New Zealand confirms first COVID-19 death in over 6 months

(NEXSTAR) – New Zealand has recorded its first death attributed to COVID-19 in over six months, the Ministry of Health confirmed on Saturday. The woman, in her 90s, had “a number” of underlying health issues, according to a media release issued Saturday. She was first admitted to the hospital Aug. 28, but was unable to … Read more

REPORT: Early childhood vaccination rates increasing, disparities remain

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The New York State Health Foundation has released a report on early childhood vaccination rates in New York. It shows that vaccination rates in children have been increasing by age two. However, there are still disparities by race, ethnicity, and location. Police need help finding missing teen The report shows data … Read more

No plans to pipe down for New York climate group

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — There’s a scene near the end of the movie “Dr. Strangelove” where a character named Major Kong sits atop a falling hydrogen bomb, happily hooting and hollering as he hurtles to certain doom.  Albany 3.5 degrees warmer than 1970; Vermont nearly 4 degrees warmer “That’s me,” said Patrick Whitford, 24, who … Read more

Rochester boy has life-changing surgery in NYC, ready for back to school

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A Rochester boy is now ready to tackle the new school year, thanks to a life-altering surgery performed in New York City. NYC hatchet attack victim can’t walk, needs surgery Julius Pacheco, 6, had an unusual growth on his lip that left the door open to teasing—and prevented him from participating … Read more

Warren County COVID-19 update, August 31

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Warren County Health Services reports 24 new COVID-19 cases and 10 recoveries on Tuesday. Officials are currently monitoring 166 active cases, with 151 of them involving a mild illness. Saratoga County announces upcoming COVID vaccine clinics Eleven people are hospitalized as of Tuesday, two more than Monday. Two are in critical … Read more

‘Every case except one was delta’: NY scientists urge vaccines, masking as delta variant rages

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Scientists from the University at Buffalo are concerned about how quickly the COVID-19 delta variant has spread through Western New York, saying nearly every single new case they genome sequenced in the past month was the delta variant. NYS coronavirus update, August 14 The scientists urged vaccinations, masking, and social distancing … Read more

Dozens of frozen shrimp products recalled after Salmonella outbreak

(WTAJ) – An outbreak of salmonella in multiple states that is linked to the consumption of frozen shrimp manufactured by Avanti Frozen Foods of India is under investigation by the FDA and CDC. The new frozen shrimp recall pertains to frozen cooked shrimp product that was imported to the U.S. between November 2020 to May … Read more