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COVID-19 Coverage

Pfizer Says 3 COVID Shots Protect Children Under 5

Three doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine offer strong protection for children younger than 5, the company announced Monday. Pfizer plans to give the data to U.S. regulators later this week in a step toward letting the littlest kids get the shots. The news comes after months of anxious waiting ...

Masks Recommended As COVID Levels High In Chautauqua County, Most Of NY

The community level of COVID-19 within Chautauqua County has been bumped to high — as positive cases of the virus continue to rise and fewer hospital beds are currently available. The bump came either late Thursday or sometime Friday, and means face masks are now recommended indoors in ...

A Third Of US Should Be Considering Masks, Officials Say

WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 cases are increasing in the United States – and could get even worse over the coming months, federal health officials warned Wednesday in urging areas hardest hit to consider reissuing calls for indoor masking. Increasing numbers of COVID-19 infections and ...

A Million Empty Spaces: Chronicling COVID’s Ruthless US Toll

On the deadliest day of a horrific week in April 2020, COVID took the lives of 816 people in New York City alone. Lost in the blizzard of pandemic data that's been swirling ever since is the fact that 43-year-old Fernando Morales was one of them. Two years and 1 million deaths later, his ...

COVID Cases Again On Rise Locally

The number of people hospitalized locally due to COVID-19 has nearly tripled in the last month. The increase, from four reported April 6 to 11 as of Tuesday, comes as more virus cases also are being detected in labs, through wastewater monitoring and in school districts across Chautauqua ...

Creeping COVID-19 Cases Result In Few Mask Mandates In Schools

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — U.S. COVID-19 cases are up, leading a smattering of school districts, particularly in the Northeast, to bring back mask mandates and recommendations for the first time since the omicron winter surge ended and as the country approaches 1 million deaths in the ...