*** Current CORONA VIRUS INFORMATION **** Updated June 9th
Date : June 9, 2021
GET THE FACTSThe COVID-19 Vaccine Is Here!
All individuals 12 years of age and older that reside in the United States are eligible to receive the vaccine. While the vaccination process is underway, New Yorkers should continue to wear a mask, social distance, avoid large gatherings and follow all other health guidelines.
COVID vaccines are widely available at pharmacies, local health departments, clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers and other locations across the state. Visit Vaccines.gov to find appointments near you or contact your local pharmacy or provider.
To schedule an appointment directly at a New York State-run site, go to New York State’s vaccine scheduler and follow the instructions.Walk-in appointments are also accepted at New York State mass vaccination sites for all eligible individuals.
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Erie County: Hundreds of COVID-19 vaccine first-dose appointments available
Appointments can be made at the KeyBank Center and the SUNY Erie Community College north and south campuses.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — If you’re looking to get a COVID-19 vaccine shot, hundreds of new first-dose appointments are available Monday and Tuesday in Erie County.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz also said a pop-up clinic will be held at the Bethesda World Harvest Church on Monday.
On Friday, the Erie County health department said nearly 39 percent of its residents have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.
The county says 354,676 residents (38.6 percent) have had one dose, while 228,096 residents (24.8 percent) have completed the vaccine series.
Those numbers are based on information provided by the New York State Department of Health.
Making Decisions about Children Attending In-person School During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Information for Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers
Health and Safety Measures
We continue to enhance our standards and procedures for hygiene, hand-washing, sanitation, food handling and preparation in school and have increased the frequency of cleaning high-touch surfaces. We’re requesting that parents and children practice social distancing in school by standing six feet away from each other and reinforcing social distancing. Whether you’re sheltering in place, working from home, or putting in long hours in an essential role, we want you to know that we are doing everything we can to safely remain open to support you. Your safety, along with the safety of our staff associates and employees remains our top priority
Some Useful Information Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic
The following is from Irene Ken physician, whose daughter is an Asst. Prof in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University, quite informative.
* The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.
* Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.
* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam).
By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.
* HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.
* Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.
* Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.
* Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.
* NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.
* NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only
-between 3 hours (fabric and porous),
-4 hours (copper and wood)
-24 hours (cardboard),
– 42 hours (metal) and
-72 hours (plastic).
But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.
* The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars.
They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.
* UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein. For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.
* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.
* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.
* NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, serve. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.
* LISTERINE IF IT SERVES! It is 65% alcohol.
* The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.
* You have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.
* You have to HUMIDIFY HANDS DRY from so much washing them, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.
* Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.
-JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL
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