‘No veteran will be left behind:’ Despite vaccine stress elsewhere, Syracuse VA is ‘well-oiled machine’

Jessica Wong

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Booking coronavirus vaccine appointments on crashing websites has been stressful and upsetting to many Central New Yorkers, but local veterans wouldn’t know it by the “well-oiled machine” at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Syracuse.

The CDC and VA have partnered to get a stable supply of coronavirus vaccines to regional VA medical centers, including Syracuse’s, which serves a 14-county, 300-mile radius between Rochester and Albany.

Between the drive-thru clinic in the VA parking garage and smaller clinics in Rome, Watertown, and Binghamton, the VA has given more than 11,000 doses to its patients.

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Packers All-Pro Expects To Be Playing Elsewhere In 2021

Jessica Wong

The Green Bay Packers made their second consecutive run to the NFC title game, but fell just short to the eventual champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Following that loss, Packers star center Corey Linsley hinted at the fact that he might not be back in a Packers uniform next season. “My agent hasn’t

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Five Options for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if Lavonte David Signs Elsewhere

Jessica Wong

While Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians recently expressed his confidence surrounding the number of free agents that the franchise needs to re-sign, there’s still a chance that at least a few players will leave in search of more money, a different role, or just a new scene.

While veteran inside linebacker Lavonte David has spent his entire career with the Bucs, David could turn towards free agency in the hopes of signing a contract elsewhere.

According to Spotrac, the 31-year old “has done enough to warrant a raise that puts him in line with the highest-paid minimal-rush OLBs

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Targeted by Netanyahu as Lapid ally, Bennett forced to hitch wagon elsewhere

Jessica Wong

At long last, four weeks to election day, Yamina party leader Naftali Bennett finally clarified on Wednesday whom he would support for prime minister (beside himself, of course).

Or, rather, whom he would not support.

“Yamina will not sit in a government led by the left, including with [Yesh Atid leader Yair] Lapid as prime minister,” Bennett said in a radio interview with the Kan public broadcaster.

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It was a surprise statement from Bennett, whose entire election strategy has until now been

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Cautious Asian nations start deploying vaccine now proven elsewhere

Jessica Wong

After sitting on the sidelines as the U.S. and Europe plowed headlong into vaccinating against COVID-19, the parts of the world that contained the novel coronavirus most successfully are now starting to administer shots.

Japan kicked off its vaccination drive last week using the shot made by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE. Hong Kong began its program on Monday, with Chief Executive Carrie Lam getting inoculated with Beijing-based Sinovac Biotech Ltd.’s product. Australia and New Zealand have also started vaccinating priority groups with shots from Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca PLC. Malaysia kicked off its drive Wednesday, South Korea is due to

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