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Onondaga County residents 30 and older are newly eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and those 16 and older will soon follow. New York State announced the change Monday. Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon has been calling for expanded eligibility in order for the county to maintain its current vaccination pace.

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Onondaga County is vaccinating residents against COVID-19 at a rate that has local leaders asking for the state to increase eligibility. County Executive Ryan McMahon said many of those included in Phases 1A and 1B are no longer having trouble booking a vaccine appointment, and many categories are reaching capacity. 

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Monday marked the one anniversary of the first confirmed coronavirus case in New York. Over 38,000 New Yorkers have died of the virus so far and more than one and a half million were sickened. At this point last year, nobody imagined what was in store.

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Immuno-compromised New Yorkers will become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine next week. For Onondaga County and counties across the state, that means their little supply will have even greater demand. County Executive Ryan McMahon agrees immunocompromised people should be able to get a vaccine given how severely they've been affected by the virus.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is imposing new restrictions on bars and restaurants, and limiting the number of people at a home gathering to 10 or fewer, effective on Friday. The governor says it’s due to climbing rate of COVID-19 in New York, as the nation breaks another record for the number of cases.

Upstate Medical Doctor Assisting Promising COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

Nov 10, 2020
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Syracuse has an important connection to the latest Coronavirus vaccine study recently in the news for its 90% effectiveness in early trials. Not only have volunteers here been getting the vaccine, an Upstate Doctor is playing a critical role in getting it approved.

While the outcome of the Presidential election has been the focus this week, the coronavirus pandemic has not taken a break. It’s on the rise in New York, and Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’s considering placing new restrictions on portions of Western and Central New York, and the Rochester region, and has declared a town along the Connecticut border as a hotspot.

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Onondaga Community College students came together the best they could during a pandemic to celebrate Unity Day Wednesday.

“We have to do this. We have to keep doing Unity Day, especially now. Because we are not coming to school, we are not socializing as much, so I feel like now is when we need it the most,” said Keila Arencibia, a third year nursing student originally from Cuba.

Downtown Farmer's Market Ends Season Marked by Pandemic, Drought

Oct 13, 2020
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The Downtown Syracuse Farmer’s Market has closed up shop for the season after four months of selling everything from fruits and vegetables to homemade specialties.  But at the same time, it has been difficult for some business owners to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Local political science experts are sharing concerns about the Presidential campaign and the responsibility of running the country following President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump testing positive for the Coronavirus.  Cornell Professor Doug Kriner says it’s still not clear if the diagnosis will sway voters, but there is a key voting demographic to watch.