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Flu Shots Will Be Given On Some Early Voting Days In Greenburgh

GREENBURGH, NY — Flu shots will be offered outdoors at the Greenburgh Town Hall during early voting.

Supervisor Paul Feiner said the Greenburgh Health Center will be administering the flu vaccines Monday through Friday next week.

“Many people are reluctant to get flu shots inside medical offices or pharmacies,” he said. “And, flu shots are so important during this pandemic.”

Feiner said offering the shots outdoors on some early voting days sends a message to the community that one can “participate in democracy and stay healthy so you can enjoy our democracy after election day.”

If interested, people can schedule getting the flu shot ahead of time and provide your insurance information and register online. Call the Greenburgh Health Center at 914-989-7600 or email.

Shots will be given during the following early voting times at the Greenburgh Town Hall:

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26

  • Noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28

  • Noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30

People wanting to get flu shots need to bring their insurance card, photo ID and completed consent form. Uninsured or self-pay will cost $30.

Patients will be required to wear face masks and answer COVID-19 screening questions. The immunization area will include physical distancing, and all nurses will be wearing masks, gloves and face shields.

Greenburgh Town Hall is at 177 Hillside Ave.

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Rush Limbaugh gives cancer update: ‘Days where I do not think I’m under a death sentence are over’

Conservative talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh told listeners Monday that he can no longer deny he’s “under a death sentence” due to the progression of his stage 4 lung cancer.

Mr. Limbaugh, who first announced his diagnosis in February, said during his show that scans taken earlier this month showed “some progression of cancer” after it had initially been rendered “dormant.”

“It is cancer, it eventually outsmarts pretty much everything you throw at it,” Mr. Limbaugh said.

“From the moment you get the diagnosis, there’s a part of you every day, OK, that’s it, life’s over, you just don’t know when,” he said. “So, during the period of time after the diagnosis, you do what you can to prolong life, do what you can to prolong a happy life. You measure a happy life against whatever medication it takes.

“It’s tough to realize that the days where I do not think I’m under a death sentence are over,” he continued. “Now, we all are, is the point. We all know that we’re going to die at some point, but when you have a terminal disease diagnosis that has a time frame to it, then that puts a different psychological and even physical awareness to it.”

Mr. Limbaugh, who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom during President Trump’s State of the Union address in February, went on to say the progression of the cancer was “not dramatic” but still in the “wrong direction.” He said he’s now under a treatment plan aimed at keeping the progression at bay for as long as possible.

“I feel very blessed to be here speaking with you today,” he said. “Some days are harder than others. I do get fatigued now. I do get very, very tired now. I’m not gonna mislead you about that. But I am extremely grateful to be able to come here to the studio and to maintain as much normalcy as possible — and it’s still true,” he said. “You know, I wake up every day and thank God that I did. I go to bed every night praying I’m gonna wake up.”

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New U.S. Coronavirus Cases Fall Below 50,000 for First Time in Six Days

New U.S. coronavirus infections fell below 50,000, the lowest in nearly a week, as deaths approached 220,000 and moving averages suggested the spread is picking up steam.

The U.S. reported more than 48,000 new infections on Sunday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, down from 50,719 Saturday and 69,156 Friday. It was the fewest since last Monday’s 41,653.

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Date of peak daily cases*

Daily new case numbers tend to be lower at the beginning of the week, as fewer people are tested over the weekend. But data from the Covid Tracking Project showed testing ticking up nationwide, with more than 1.16 million tests conducted Saturday, the largest daily number since Oct. 10

The U.S. has now recorded more than 8.15 million cases and more than 219,600 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins’ data. World-wide, nearly 40 million people have been infected and more than 1.1 million people have died, the data show.

The seven-day moving average of daily new cases in the U.S., which smooths out irregularities in the data, was 55,493 as of Saturday, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of Johns Hopkins’ data. The 14-day moving average was 51,717. When the seven-day average is larger than the 14-day average, as it has been since Oct. 5, it suggests infections are accelerating.

The seven-day average was higher than the 14-day average for 42 states as of Saturday. On Friday, 10 states—including Idaho, Minnesota, New Mexico and North Carolina—marked records for new daily confirmed cases, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of Johns Hopkins data.

The South and the Midwest are being hit hardest, contributing 72% of the nation’s daily new cases, according to seven-day moving average data compiled by the Covid Tracking Project.

As of Sunday, five of the 10 states with the most new cases in the past seven days were in the Midwest, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—led by Illinois, which ranked second only to Texas.

But the number of people hospitalized because of the disease declined Sunday to 36,428 after four straight days above 37,000, according to the Covid Tracking Project. Saturday’s figure of 37,404 was the highest since late August.

Coronavirus aid: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) told the White House it had until Tuesday to reach a deal with Democrats or legislation to provide additional coronavirus relief to struggling households and businesses couldn’t be passed before the election. If Tuesday evening passes without an agreement, negotiations could continue, but would be unlikely to produce sweeping relief legislation within two weeks, an aide to Mrs. Pelosi said. And the election could create new political uncertainties that could make an agreement even harder to reach afterward.

Daily reported Covid-19 deaths in the U.S.

Notes: For all 50 states and D.C., U.S. territories and cruises. Last updated

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science

Massachusetts coronavirus cases rise 744, one of highest days since the spring

Massachusetts health officials on Sunday reported 14 new coronavirus deaths and 744 new cases — one of the highest days of cases in the Bay State since the spring.

The 14 new coronavirus deaths bring the state’s COVID-19 death toll to 9,737, the state Department of Public Health said. The three-day average of coronavirus daily deaths has dropped from a peak of 161 in May to 18 now.

The state has logged 143,660 cases of the highly contagious disease, an increase of 744 confirmed cases since Saturday. Of the 143,660 total cases, at least 118,892 people have recovered.

On Wednesday, Massachusetts health officials reported that 63 communities are now in the high-risk category for the coronavirus —  a state record after 40 cities and towns were on the list last week. The state overall average is now in the red zone.

The daily percentage of tested individuals who are positive continues to hover around 4%. That figure at the start of September was between 1% and 2%, but the rate was 5.0% on Thursday, 4.5% on Friday and 4.0% on Saturday — the most recent day of available data.

The seven-day weighted average of the state’s positive test rate ticked down from 1.3% on Saturday to 1.2% on Sunday.

Coronavirus hospitalizations went down by 17 patients, bringing the state’s COVID-19 hospitalization total to 483.

The highest peak of Massachusetts’ coronavirus hospitalizations was 3,965 on April 21. The three-day average of coronavirus hospitalizations has jumped from 308 last month to 499 now.

Of the state’s 9,737 total coronavirus deaths, 6,278 are connected to long-term care facilities.

The state reported 25,294 residents and health care workers at long-term care facilities have now contracted the virus.

An additional 15,588 tests have brought the state’s total to more than 5.1 million tests.

There are 83 patients in the ICU, and 32 patients are currently intubated.

More than 219,000 Americans have died. The country’s death toll is the highest in the world, which eclipsed 1 million deaths last week worldwide.

The U.S. has recorded more than 8.1 million coronavirus cases — also the most in the world. More than 3.2 million people have recovered.

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