Afternoon News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on December 28, 2020
About 140,000 people have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in New York. This week, prioritization will be expanded to include urgent care workers, those administering the vaccine and members of congregate Office of addiction services and support facilities. Governor Cuomo has said that the general population will receive access to the vaccine starting by mid to late January.
Be on guard against fake vaccination offers says New York Attorney General Letitia James. Some scammers are calling people and offering vaccines for COVID 19 in exchange for personal information or payments. Some say they can get a person on a short list for the vaccine to receive it early if they pay up front. As of this time there is no COVID-19 vaccine available to the general public.
After Saturdays snowfall Buffalo is ranked as the second snowiest city in America so far in this winter. Buffalo has had 33.2 inches of snow and was beat out for the number 1 spot by Anchorage Alaska which had 34.8. An average snowfall by December 26th is 31inches.
The American Legion Auxiliary donated “sweats for our vets” and a 55 inch television to the VA medical center. The sweats part is 76 zip up hoodies along with gift bags for Christmas morning. The Auxiliary worked with Harder O’Donnell Post #734; A.V.M.A., American Legion, Sons of the American Legion Mugs and More in Attica to get all the donations. The donation was made in the memory of Leilani Spring, the former president of the Auxiliary who passed away earlier this year. All items were delivered on December 8th.
The AFC East champion Buffalo Bills will be back in the national spotlight tonight on Monday Night Football. The Bills are set to take on their division rival the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Buffalo is 11-and-three this season and is looking to secure the number-two seed in the AFC playoffs while the Patriots are out of postseason contention. The Bills will be doing this game without Running Back TJ Yeldon who has tested positive for COVID 19 and Tight End Reggie Gilliam who has a hamstring injury. Kickoff for tonight’s contest is set for eight-15 p-m.