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UR graduates doctors early to help with pandemic

An early graduation at the University of Rochester School of Medicine this week means Rochester gets 22 newly minted doctors who may be able to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The university conducted a brief online ceremony Wednesday to confer ...

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Xerox to produce ventilators in Webster

Xerox Holdings Corp. has partnered with Vortran Medical Technology to produce thousands of ventilators from Xerox’s Webster campus, the two companies announced Tuesday. The production will speed and scale production of Vortran’s GO2Vent ventilator and related Airway Pressure Monitor for ...

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Survey: Majority of New Yorkers worried about finances during pandemic

Some 95 percent of New Yorkers are either quarantining or practicing social distancing, a new poll from Siena College Research Institute shows. The SCRI special Coronavirus Poll was conducted March 30 through April 2 by random phone calls to more ...

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Nearly $3 million raised in three weeks of Community Crisis Fund (access required)

In the nearly three weeks since United Way of Greater Rochester Inc. and Rochester Area Community Foundation formed Rochester’s Community Crisis Fund, nearly $2.7 million has been raised to help area nonprofits and those in need, including a $1 million ...

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Rochester sends emergency health care team to NYC

A team of 15 emergency medicine workers from Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital traveled to the New York City area Sunday to begin working at one of Northwell Health’s medical facilities.  “Our institution is proud of these individuals for volunteering to ...

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Roberts Wesleyan joins the pack with graduation postponement

Roberts Wesleyan College announced this week that it is postponing its May 9 commencement ceremonies due to uncertainty about the COVID-19 pandemic.  Most other local colleges have already announced cancellation of their spring graduation ceremonies with plans to provide details ...

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Senators, congressman urge GM to produce ventilators in Rochester

Elected officials are urging General Motors Corp. to begin producing ventilators at the company’s Rochester facility. U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Congressman Joseph Morelle on Tuesday sent word to GM Chairman and CEO Marry Barra to ...

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