Hear thoughts from people in the live music industry on Covid-19 vaccines and whether they should be required for fans to attend shows.
Alden played football in Gowanda on April 12, and in the days after the game, several Gowanda players tested positive for Covid-19. But Gowanda Superintendent Bob Anderson said none of the players had symptoms during the game.
The county will partner with Buffalo Home Care and the Visiting Nurses Association to administer shots to homebound residents.
"Gale Burstein has saved countless lives in this community," the Erie County executive said.
If the number of vaccinated residents is going up, shouldn't the number of people contracting the virus be going down?
A pop-up clinic at Southside Elementary School in South Buffalo provided Covid-19 vaccines available for walk-ins on Saturday, April 17, 2021.
“Yes, that is the plan,” Poloncarz told The Buffalo News on Thursday, when asked if the Bills/Sabres mandate for all fans to be vaccinated would extend to concerts at these same facilities.
"All we are being asked to do in Erie County is roll up our sleeves and take a small jab, helping us toward herd immunity. It’s not too much to ask," writes The News' Editorial Board.
The Erie County executive said anyone wishing to attend a Bills or Sabres game would need to be fully vaccinated. But the governor begged to differ.
"Our goal is to have a 100% full house for the Bills and the Sabres, starting in the fall," Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said Tuesday.
All appointments at state mass vaccination sites for Johnson & Johnson will be switched to the Pfizer vaccine, which requires two shots.
Erie County officials said Tuesday that young adults are now the most likely to catch the virus, and it is more common for someone under age 65 to be hospitalized than it is for seniors.
Michael A. Siragusa was suspended for five days without pay last week.
Leadership is obviously important, but just as essential is the public’s willingness to heed the experts and stay the course.
Read the full story by Sandra Tan here.
Since early March, new cases among 20-somethings more than doubled. By comparison, elderly residents in their 70s and 80s saw a far more moderate uptick, from 104 to 145 weekly cases.
At a time when vaccine availability is becoming more plentiful, so is bad news coming out of Erie County – and the greater region – regarding confirmed Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations.
The lieutenant governor's leadership, particularly as it applies to the public health crisis, is falling under a brighter spotlight now that the potential exists for her to step into the governor's shoes if Cuomo is unable to survive the sexual harassment allegations against him.
"There are, of course, some politics at play in the minority caucus’ efforts to diminish the powers of the county executive," writes The News' Editorial Board.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz might keep his emergency spending authority a while longer but legislators are looking ahead to a time wh…
While this is the first lawsuit to try to force a local school district to reopen five days a week, it probably won’t be the last.
One person alone should not determine how $178 million is spent with zero checks and balances, Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. says.
The question of whether Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz should have his emergency spending authority curbed remained a live wire among county legislators Thursday.
"Just as 9/11 changed our world forever, so has this pandemic," writes Kevin Hardwick.