HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Winter Fun at Glimmerglass 01-15-2022

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JANUARY 15 Winter Fun at Glimmerglass SNOW TUBING – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Get outside for some winter fun, gliding down a slope on a snow tube. Weather & staff dependent, call Friday for most up-to-date information. Glimmerglass State Park, 1527 Co. Rd. 51, Cooperstown. 607-547-8662 or visit…


HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Protect The People Around You, Get Vaccinated 12-29-21

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29 Protect The People Around You, Get Vaccinated VACCINE CLINIC – 2 – 7 p.m. Basset to offer chance to receive COVID-19 vaccination (includes 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shots of Pfizer, Moderna), the flu shot for this year, and the pediatric Pfizer vaccination. Free, open to the public, walk-ins welcome. Please bring vaccination & prescription cards. FoxCare Center, 1 FoxCare Dr., Oneonta. Visit…


Bassett offering vaccine clinic in Cooperstown on Saturday, December 4

Bassett offering vaccine clinic in Cooperstown on Saturday, December 4 Bassett Healthcare is offering a vaccine clinic to the community, including children ages 5 to 17, on Saturday, December 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bassett Medical Center’s outpatient clinic in Cooperstown. The clinic will offer boosters for the Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, and Pfizer as well as first and second Pfizer doses for children and flu shots. Those receiving vaccines need to be established patients of Bassett…

Opinion by Richard Sternberg M.D.: Boosters will provide additional protection

Opinion by Richard Sternberg M.D. Boosters will provide additional protection Raise your hand if you are as confused as I have been digesting information about COVID-19 booster shots that has come out in the last month. Every day there seems to be something new. As a friend of mine pointed out to me, the media is so desperate for something to publish that they have been writing about the arguments that have led up to the current recommendations. The following…


STERNBERG: J&J Comes To The Rescue! And What About That NFL

LETTER from RICHARD STERNBERG J&J Comes To The Rescue! And What About That NFL On Friday, Jan. 29, Janssen/Johnson & Johnson announced its vaccine had proven effective in Phase 3 studies. This brings a third vaccine on line in the fight against COVID-19 and potentially increases the pace of vaccinations by 50 percent. Additionally, the J&J protocol is for a single dose and the storage requirements are much less stringent than those of the two vaccines already available in the…


Cuomo Calls Out Fox

Cuomo Calls Out Fox Use Vaccine Or Lose It, He Says By CHRYSTAL SAVAGE • Special to In a daily press conference Monday, Jan. 4, Governor Cuomo called out Fox Hospital: If the Oneonta facility doesn’t use its anti-COVID vaccine allocation more quickly, it won’t get any more. The governor said Fox had only used 18 percent of the doses it has. Bassett Healthcare Network’s spokesman, Karen Huxtable-Hooker, said that figure is actually 30 percent as of Tuesday the…



VACCINES HERE By CHRYSTAL SAVAGE • Special to Dr. Anush Patel, Bassett Hospital’s chief of medical oncology and radiology, expressed relief on receiving the first of his two Pfizer vaccinations. “This is the light at the end of the tunnel,” he said. Patel was one of 350 Tier One Bassett employees who received the Pfizer vaccine last Saturday through Monday at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, and Faxton-St. Luke’s Campus, Utica. “People were overwhelmingly excited to receive the vaccine,”…


6 PIONEERS GET SHOTS It’s Beginning Of End Of Virus In Otsego County

6 PIONEERS GET SHOTS It’s Beginning Of End Of Virus In Otsego County By CHRYSTAL SAVAGE • Special to COOPERSTOWN – Six Tier One Bassett employees elected to receive the Moderna vaccine in Bassett Hospital’s Clark Auditorium this morning. Housekeeper Eddie Cook, among the six, was “excited and a little nervous” about receiving the vaccine.  “If it helps stop the spread and will keep his wife safe,” he said, “I am happy to do it – I will be…

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