Racial disparities seen in New York City vaccination rates

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is acknowledging that Black and Latino New Yorkers are receiving COVID-19 vaccines at far lower rates than white or Asian residents. Data released by the city’s health department shows that 48% of the city residents who have gotten at least one vaccine dose are white. That’s far higher than the roughly one-third the city’s population that is non-Hispanic white. Just 11% of vaccine doses administered to New York City residents went to Black people and 15% to Latinos. The vaccine numbers are incomplete because about 40% of people who have been vaccinated in the city haven’t provided demographic information. Still, the figures mirror vaccination data from other cities and states.last_img read more

2020 Year In Review

first_imgMGN ImageJAMESTOWN – Worldwide 2020 was a year that will likely be featured in history books, and our local area was not immune to the flood of news. The following is a look back at the year based on your viewership:#12: Longtime Police Chief RetiresAfter 24 years of keeping ‘law and order’ in the City of Jamestown, longtime police chief Harry Snellings retired this year.Jamestown Police Chief To Retire Next Month#11: Resources For Those In NeedIn an attempt to help those struggling with addiction, Chautauqua County leaders set up a new website to connect the community to recovery resources.Chautauqua County Launches New Website To Help Combat Addiction#10: Wild WeatherWeather in Western New York is usually on the top of minds of many, and this year was no different. From tornadic activity to wild winter weather, our area felt mother nature’s full force this year.Weather Service Confirms Tornado Touchdown In Chautauqua County#9: Search For Youths Deemed A HoaxA springtime search for two youths who reportedly fell into the Cattaraugus Creek in Gowanda was been deemed a hoax after first responders scoured the area for hours.Search For Youths Who Fell Into Cattaraugus Creek Deemed A Hoax#8: Seven-Year-Old Girl Dies In Motor Vehicle AccidentA seven-year-old girl died following a multi-vehicle accident on Route 60 in February after her car was struck by a man allegedly under the influence of drugs.Police Identify Seven-Year-Old Killed In Route 60 Crash#7: Change In County DA’s OfficeIn what was one of the biggest races in Chautauqua County on Election Night, Republican Jason Schmidt defeated incumbent Democrat DA Patrick Swanson to become the county’s next top prosecutor.Schmidt Projected Winner Of Chautauqua County District Attorney Race#6: Businesses Close Because Of PandemicFrom local restaurants to area manufacturers, 2020 has been a tough year for business, even with federal help for one local plant staying in business was not a reality.Falconer Truck-Lite Plant To Close#5: Fatal StabbingA Chautauqua County Grand Jury indicted a Jamestown man in connection with an August stabbing of a 23-year-old man.Jamestown Man Indicted In Connection With July Fatal Stabbing#4: Three Killed In Plane CrashThree Northern Pennsylvania residents were killed in a plane crash near the Jamestown airport last month. No official cause has been released yet, although law enforcement says the plane likely crashed because of winter weather.Searchers Find Crash Site Of Missing Plane Near Airport, Victims Identified#3: Local Leaders Push Regional Re-OpenAfter a month’s long shutdown on “non-essential” businesses across New York State, local representatives got the ear of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo who moved forward with their plan to reopen the state regionally.State To Re-Open With Regional Approach After Local Leaders Push Plan#2: Black Lives MatterDemand for law enforcement reform led to dialog between police and protestors during a Black Lives Matter demonstration late May in Jamestown. Protests like this lead to change in policing policies around the nation, which will likely be felt throughout the coming year.Dialog Between Police, Protestors Heard During Black Lives Matter Demonstration#1: COVID-19’s ImpactIn what isn’t a surprise to many, COVID-19’s impact was the most viewed story on WNY News Now this year. From the community-wide shutdowns, to first official cases, the area felt the pandemic’s pain both medically speaking and financially.Officials Confirm Two Cases Of Novel Coronavirus In Chautauqua CountyShare your memories of the past year on social media with #YearInReview. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Creamline takes Game 1

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments They go for the clincher in Game 2 of the best-of-three title series on Wednesday, also at MoA Arena.The Cool Smashers banked on their superb net defense in the opening set, coming through with seven blocks, but yielded the next in the face of the High Flyers’ big bounce back.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Creamline wrested control in the third then pounced on a series of PayMaya miscues in the fourth, including attack errors, net violations and four touches, to fashion out the four-set romp.Valdez finished with 18 hits while Thai import Kuttika Kaewpin topscored with 19 points.Michele Gumabao backed them up with eight markers.Earlier, Pocari-Air Force bucked the absence of local ace Myla Pablo to turn back BanKo-Perlas, 25-22, 17-25, 16-25, 26-24, 15-11, to zero in on third place honors.Maddie Palmer unloaded 22 attack points, the last three giving the Lady Warriors a 12-9 cushion in the fifth before Arie Love took over with back-to-back hits and Elaine Kasilag finished off the rallying Perlas Spikers with a dump at the start of their best-of-three series. Pacquiao energized after camp Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Creamline momentarily lost control in the second set before cruising in the next two to outlast PayMaya, 25-21, 22-25, 25-20, 25-19, and move a victory away from the Premier Volleyball League crown at a jam-packed Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Sunday night.Alyssa Valdez anchored Creamline’s big windup, delivering three of her team’s last four points as the top seeded Cool Smashers cut the High Flyers down to size to close in on the coveted Reinforced Conference crown after two third place finishes last year.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Palmer also delivered two aces for a 24-hit output while Love and a slew of locals also stepped up for the dethroned champions.Pablo sustained an injury on Friday before the start of their sudden-death match for the first finals berth against Creamline.But the Lady Warriors still lived up to their name, fighting back from 1-2 set down and recovering from a late fourth-set meltdown before holding sway in the fifth to steal the victory from the Spikers.“We’re disappointed of not being able to make it to the finals but we stayed focused,” said Palmer.Pocari nearly blew a 24-21 edge in the fourth as BanKo-Perlas, with Kia Bright on the attack, scored three straight points to extend the match.But an Amy Ahomiro service error and a Del Palomata quick hit sent the match into a deciding fifth.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginslast_img read more

Wismar Hill Primary, Pine Street Nursery lead Region 10

first_imgWismar Hill Primary School topped in the primary category, and the Pine Street Nursery School took the lead in the nursery category of the Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Department of Education-staged 2018 Children’s Costume Road Parade in Linden on Wednesday.Students from the various primary and nursery schools in Region 10 lit up the streets of Wismar as they displayed their flamboyant cultural costumes, created to mark the 2018 children’s Mashramani observances.Wismar Hill Primary during the paradeParents, teachers and onlookers cheered as the grand procession made its way along the One Mile Public Road — soca music booming as the little ones gyrated and waved their replicas of the Golden Arrowhead — before culminating at the Bayroc Community Centre Ground.While the carefully designed costumes all depicted the spirit of Mashramani, the majority of the schools opted to showcase ancestral cultural clothing designs. For the winning designs, the Pine Street Nursery revellers wore a historic Amerindian design while their banner displayed the slogan “We coming together, let’s cooperate and celebrate Republic 48”.The Wismar Hill Primary put on a colourful display of the “Guyana Amazon”, which was carried by a banner with the slogan “Cooperate and celebrate Republic 48”.Placing second in the primary category was the Coomacka Primary, while the Mackenzie Primary (“Celebrating Guyana’s flora and fauna” display) copped third. In the nursery category, the Burnham Drive Nursery (“Nourishing our tradition, showcasing our culture” themed display) placed second, while the Republic Avenue Nursery (“Chinese Spring Festival”) placed third.last_img read more