CHRISTINE SCHULTI CANDIDATE FOR COUNTY EXECUTIVE WONDERS WHY GEORGE LATIMER DID NOT CALL FOR GOVERNOR TO RESIGN SOONER.

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CHRISTINE SCHULTI, Republican Candidate for County Executive issued this statement on the ongoing Governor Cuomo situation Wednesday.

“I stand with all the women who have been humiliated, demeaned, and assaulted by Governor Cuomo, as
confirmed by the Attorney General’s independent investigative report, and I call on Governor Cuomo to
immediately resign.

WPCNR CAMPAIGN 2021. Special to WPCNR from the Westchester Republican Party. August 4, 2021:

Christine Schulti, The Republican Candidate for County Executive issued this statement on the ongoing Governor Cuomo situation today:

“I stand with all the women who have been humiliated, demeaned, and assaulted by Governor Cuomo, as
confirmed by the Attorney General’s independent investigative report, and I call on Governor Cuomo to
immediately resign.


Sadly, I am not surprised that it took until now for Mr. Latimer to break his silence and condemn the
Governor’s behavior. After a decade in Albany as one of Cuomo’s closest allies – and given how
pervasive Governor Cuomo’s behavior is now known to have been – one wonders what Latimer knew
and when he knew it.


George Latimer’s reputation as one of Andrew Cuomo’s top enablers is known
and he is now working overtime to distance himself from the disgraced
governor. Westchester voters won’t be fooled. George Latimer is Andrew
Cuomo’s handpicked County Executive. During George Latimer’s inauguration,
Cuomo even bragged that he was sharing a “secret” and boasted of his invitation
to Latimer for coffee at the Governor’s Mansion, where Cuomo recruited
Latimer to run for county executive.


While many courageous Democrats called for the Governor’s resignation months ago, George Latimer
remained silent until the very same day President Biden, the entire Democratic Congressional
Delegation – and even Cuomo’s own Lieutenant Governor – stated the obvious and repudiated him.
Simply put, Latimer was the last man in line to break with his closest political ally.


Westchester voters should also know that Latimer has chosen to ignore: the Moreland Commission
(Cuomo corrupted his own anti-corruption commission), a $5 million book deal to profit from his alleged
“leadership” during Covid, Cuomo’s senior associates indicted and incarcerated, renaming the Tappan
Zee Bridge and worst of all the 15,000 senior deaths (and subsequent coverup) following Cuomo’s order
to place Covid patients in nursing homes, for which he should be prosecuted. After a decade of
swimming comfortably in Albany’s cesspool, George Latimer has failed to demonstrate any leadership
on any of these vital issues.

(Editor’s Note: Governor Cuomo has long defended his sending covid patients back to nursing homes, saying nursing homes were asked if they could care for their own patients coming back from the hospitals. If the nursing homes had said they could not care for these patients, they would not have been sent there.)

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COUNTY OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES NEW MASK GUIDELINES TO COUNTER GROWTH OF CORONAVIRUS CASES

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Westchester County has re-established a mandatory mask mandate for most County facilities and County Executive George Latimer is making sure the message reaches the Spanish-speaking community.

                                                You can view the full message here

Latimer said: “We have a large population in Westchester County that does not speak English and we want everyone in our communities to know and understand these requirements, so we can continue to stay safe and healthy. I am proud the County has reached an 80% vaccination rate and we want everyone living here and visiting here to know when they should mask up.”

At all Westchester County office buildings, unvaccinated employees and those who visit will be required to be masked at all times. Those who are vaccinated, will need to be masked in all common areas.

At all County beaches and County pools, masks will be required when patrons go to concession stands, locker rooms, bathrooms and other locations regardless of vaccination status.

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MONTEFIORE HOSPITAL AND WESTCHESTER COUNTY SETTLE ONGOING MEDICAL COVERAGE OF COUNTY EMPLOYEES DISPUTE. MONTEFIORE WHITE PLAINS HOSPITAL WILL NOW ACCEPT UMR coverage.

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WPCNR COUNTY CLARION-LEDGER. Special to WPCNR August 4, 2021:

WPCNR has learned the long medical coverage standoff between Montefiore Hospital, new owners of White Plains Hospital refusing to honor United Medical Resoures UMR the Unithed Health Care affiliate, coverage held by county employees was not accepted initially by the Montefiore insurance network has been settled.

County employees were notified by the county that Montefiore has settled with the county and now the Montefiore-owned White Plains Hospital will accept county employees medical coverage. The agreement “restores in-network access to all eligible County employees, retirees and their dependents who have UMR coverage.”

Covered county employees are now able to continue to use their UMR insurance card, by telling providers they are part of the “UMR Westchester County Government Plan” when calling to make appointments.

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WESTCHESTER ADDS 139 MORE NEW COVID SUFFERERS YESTERDAY–1,170 NEW CASES IN 10 DAYS SINCE JULY 15. 139 OF 6,448 TESTED SHOW POSITIVE–INFECTION RATE DIPS TO 2.2% –INFECTIONS REMAIN STEADY. AT THIS RATE OF INFECTIONS (117 A DAY): COUNTY COULD HIT 8,000 NEW INFECTIONS IN 2 WEEKS. THIRD WAVE ‘COMPOUND INFECTIONS’ THREATENS “NORMAL” SEPTEMBER. WORRY OF DISRUPTED BACK-TO-NORMAL SEPTEMBER IF NOT THIRD NOT CURTAILED STRONGLY OR STOPPED. STATE NEW INFECTIONS OVER THE TOP: HITS 15% NEW INFECTIONS 3,115 OF 121,015 YESTERDAY. CAN THE STATE SENATE-ASSEMBLY TAKE A LOOK AT THIS AND START OVERSEEING, PLEASE?

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WPCNR CONTINUING COVID REPORT. By John F. Bailey Comment on the NY Covid-19 Tracker and Westchester County Covid Tracker Trends August 4, 2021:

A lesser percentage of Westchesterites were newly infected with Coronavirus Tuesday: 2.2%–139 of 6,448 tests conducted. The number of new infections was 8 less than Tuesday at a much lower infection rate.

This shows another dynamic of a 117 new cases a day spread which Westchester has averaged the last 10 days. As you go up in amount of testing, the infection percentage may go down but, with more persons infected previously, the spread continues at approximately the same rate. As County Executive Latimer said Monday the virus spreads at 7 times the number of infections.

That happens because each new person according to the Johns Hopkins Center modeling of the virus spread 1 new person spreads the disease to 7 people over 10 to 14 days before symptoms of covid appear. The newly covid positive person (who is not aware of it because they are not sick yet) is a carrier to infect others if they do not quarantine and especially if they do not mask.


The last 10 days saw the Third Wave strengthen after infections the week of July 17 through 24 rose significantly above the 1.1% infection rate (which controls and stabilizes virus spread) through Sunday the 24 of July to 1.6% raising infections from 50 a day to 75, 439 infections that week.

Since July 24, beginning the next day, Sunday July 25 through 10 days through yesterday August 3 produced an average 2.4% infection rate among an average 5,000 tested a day in 10 days of testing new persons testing positive. Counting yesterday, the August 3 infections posted today new infections in 10 days have mounted to 1,170 new infections in two weeks of growth.

On Monday, August 2nd, 147 new persons tested positive for the first time the county has had over a thousand new infections in a week since April in the second Wave of Covid.

August 2 was he first time the county has passed the 1,000 infection mark in a week’s worth of tests roughly since April 24 when 150 of 10,000 tested tested positive, when we were on the way down in infections. In the 9 days from April 13 to April 22, 2,389 were found positive, however the infection rates were much lower.

What I as an observer notices is the high spread 3.2% rate on low test numbers. If 3.2% of 4,570 test positive, and 147 get infected as of Monday. What if you tested 10,000 as we were doing in mid-April?

If you take a 3.2% infection rate applied to 10,000 you come up with 320 infections. If the 3.2% goes up to 3.5%, 350, if we hit 4.0% big new case numbers multiply: 400 a day.

This is disturbing. Why? Because 10 days before April 24–when Westchester recorded 150 new cases at a 1.5% infection on 10,000 persons, we experienced a 2.9% infection rate on a test field of 12,000 persons the number infections was 346. This tells you what will happen if this infection rate isn’t dealt with — by masks, new restrictions. It will just keep expanding.

Right now some one in your town, or city in the county has to pay attention. Perhaps the leader of the County or any county. Or just perhaps The state house and the new governor if Governor Cuomo is inpeached, can tear themselves to focus on this Third Wave gaining more robust by the day.

Masks, yes. Vaccine proof for entering restaurants, bars, events. Yes. Vaccinating all teachers in New York City. (Who knew only 60% of NYC teachers were vaccinated? That has to be done otherwise you cannot open the NYC schools if you do your are whistling past the graveyard.

If your school district does not have fully vaccinated staffs, teachers and administrators, your district will see so many infections the first month you will have to shut down. God help the schools in NYC. They have had 5 months to vax the teachers and administrators. It

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WESTCHESTER D.A. MIRIAM ROCAH REQUESTS COPY OF CUOMO INVESTIGATION FINDINGS TO LOOK INTO GOVERNOR’S SEXUAL HARASSMENT ACTIVITY IN COUNTY. 3 OTHER COUNTY D.A.S DO, TOO. NY ASSEMBLY PONDERS IMPEACHMENT BUT DOES NOT POUNCE.

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WPCNR CUOMO CRISIS ROUNDUP: From the Wires. August 4, 2022:

WHEC-TV Rochester reported today that Westchester District Attorney Miriam Rocah will review the Leticia James “investigation materials” the Attorney General found “very credible” Tuesday that the Investigative Report cited in determining the Governor guilty of sexually harassing 11 women.

 WHEC-TV reported the Westchester D.A. is interested in determining if Governor Cuomo “committed any criminal sexual misconduct while in her jurisdiction.”

NBC News, the station reported, said a letter revealed Rocah’s office is looking into an alleged incident Cuomo had with a female state trooper while in the county.

WHEC-TV notes “any police agency or District Attorney may review the report and decide whether to move forward with criminal charges.  Women who testified can decide whether to move forward with a civil charge.”

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office of Cyrus Vance, Jr, David Soares D.A. of Albany County and the Nassau County District Attorney’s office are also requesting the report for review.

Meanwhile, Speaker of the New York State Assembly yesterday gave this statement:

“After our conference this afternoon (Tuesday) to discuss the Attorney General’s report concerning sexual harassment allegations against Governor Cuomo, it is abundantly clear to me that the Governor has lost the confidence of the Assembly Democratic majority and that he can no longer remain in office,” Speaker Carl Heastie (D) said in a statement. “Once we receive all relevant documents and evidence from the Attorney General, we will move expeditiously and look to conclude our impeachment investigation as quickly as possible.”

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WESTCHESTER COVID INFECTIONS 1,031 in 9 Days. Monday Positives CLIMB TO 3.2% INFECTION RATE IN 9TH DAY OF THE THIRD WAVE. 147 NEW CASES IN ONE DAY, 1,031 IN 9 DAYS (115 A DAY AVERAGE). ON COURSE FOR HUNDREDS MORE NEW CASES.

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WPCNR COVID REPORT. By John F. Bailey Comment on the NY Covid-19 Tracker and Westchester County Covid Tracker. August 3, 2021:

The Westchester County numbers of new persons found infected with coronavirus rode roughshod over the high infection rate of 3% Monday: over 3.25% of those tested Monday tested positive.


In the last eight days before yesterday, through Sunday in analysis of New York State Covid 19- Tracker stats, WPCNR determined the previous 8 days produced an average 2.4% infection rate among an average 5,000 tested a day in 8 days of testing (which continued Sunday with 98 new persons testing positive of 4,024 tested–issued at 2 PM today),. The total of new covid cases for the 8 days : 884

On Monday, August 2nd, 147 new persons tested positive for the first time the county has had over a thousand new infections in a week since April in the second Wave of Covide.

August 2 is he first time the county has passed the 1,000 infection mark in a week’s worth of tests roughly since April 24 when 150 of 10,000 tested tested positive, when we were on the way down in infections. In the 9 days from April 13 to April 22, 2,389 were found positive, however the infection rates were much lower.

What I as an observer notices is the high spread 3.2% rate on low test numbers. If 3.2% of 4,570 test positive, and 147 get infected as of Monday. What if you tested 10,000 as we were doing in mid-April?

If you take a 3.2% infection rate applied to 10,000 you come up with 320 infections. If the 3.2% goes up to 3.5%, 350, if we hit 4.0% big new case numbers multiply: 400 a day.

This is disturbing. Why? Because 10 days before April 24–when Westchester recorded 150 new cases at a 1.5% infection on 10,000 persons, we experienced a 2.9% infection rate on a test field of 12,000 persons the number infections was 346. This tells you what will happen if this infection rate isn’t dealt with — by masks, new restrictions. It will just keep expanding.

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Bulletin: State Attorney General Decides Governor Cuomo Guilty of Sexually Harassing 11 Women After Investigation Report is Released. Senate Majority leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins demands: “RESIGN.” COUNTY EXECUTIVE GEORGE LATIMER CONCURS. CHRIS BURDICK: RESIGN. GILLLEBRAND, SCHUMER, JONES: “RESIGN”: Waiting in Wings TO RUN: Hillary Clinton.

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POLITCO reported Tuesday that State Attorney General Leticia James in a news conference this morning said she found

all 11 women accusing the Governor of sexually harrassing incidents towards them “credible.” She announced the ivestigators’ report found Governor Andrew Cuomo engaged in “inappropriate touching,” and “offensive and sexual” comments .

“I am inspired by all the brave women who came forward, but more importantly, I believe them, and I thank them for their bravery, ” the Attorney General said.

Governor Cuomo denied the incidents again in a news conference this afternoon, saying these will be “settled in a court of law.” He said he would not resign at this time.

State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins issued this statement:


“This report highlights unacceptable behavior by Governor Cuomo and his administration. As I said when these disturbing allegations first came to light, the Governor must resign for the good of the state. Now that the investigation is complete and the allegations have been sustained, it should be clear to everyone that he can no longer serve as Governor,”

Assemblyman Chris Burdick of the 93rd Assembly District also called for the Governor’s resignation moments ago

The Attorney General’s report, following a thorough and impartial review by independent investigators of the allegations against Governor Cuomo, determined that he sexually harassed multiple women, violating state and federal laws. These findings are both credible and disturbing. Such behavior would be inappropriate for anyone, but that it was committed by the state’s Chief Executive makes it absolutely inexcusable. I commend all those who came forward to share their stories, and I applaud them for their bravery. No one should be subjected to a culture of harassment, toxicity and retaliation. The Governor must resign immediately.

If the Governor refuses to resign, as a member of the Assembly I call on the Assembly Judiciary Committee to immediately introduce articles of impeachment and for the full Assembly to adopt them.”

Westchester County Executive George Latimer issued this statement: “The Attorney General’s findings are clear and compelling.  The Governor must resign.  The patterns of sexually harassing, intimidating and inappropriate behavior towards women cannot be tolerated.”

The Westchester County Board of Legislators issued this statement:

“The conclusion of independent investigators, as described in the report released Tuesday by Attorney General Letitia James, that “the Governor engaged in conduct constituting sexual harassment under federal and New York State law,” makes it untenable for him to remain in the position of the highest authority in New York.

We cannot tolerate sexual harassment, intimidation and retaliation in any workplace, let alone in the State’s Executive Chamber. We call on Governor Cuomo to resign immediately, and if necessary, for the State Legislature to take appropriate action; and we commend the women who came forward to speak with investigators for their courage.”

The New York Congressional Delegation, Senators Gillebrand and Schumer and Congressman Mondaire Jones followed up on their March reaction to the charges and now the finding:

“As we have said before, the reported actions of the Governor were profoundly disturbing, inappropriate and completely unacceptable. Today’s report from the New York State Attorney General substantiated and corroborated the allegations of the brave women who came forward to share their stories — and we commend the women for doing so.

“The New York State Attorney General has conducted an independent, thorough and professional investigation that found the Governor violated state and federal law, had a pattern of sexually harassing current and former employees, retaliated against at least one of the accusers and created a hostile work environment.

“No elected official is above the law. The people of New York deserve better leadership in the governor’s office. We continue to believe that the Governor should resign.”

Congressman Mondaire Jones of the Congressional District 17 interviewed on CNN issued this statement:

New York State Attorney General Tish James’ report that found Governor Cuomo sexually harassed current and former New York State employees and violated state and federal law, Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-NY) reiterated his call for the Governor to resign in an interview on CNN’s Inside Politics with John King. 

The full interview can be found here. 

In another development yesterday, Hezi Aris, Editor of The Yonkers Tribune reported that James has closed her investigation, saying it is up to the courts and the state legislature to decide how to move forward. He also suggests the political landscape has been turned upside down and that Hillary Clinton has become the front runner for governor in certain circles. Here is his analysis (reprinted with permission):

Attorney General Letitia James has released a long-awaited report outlining her office’s investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The report under the aegis of attorneys Anne Clark and Joon Kim confirmed the accounts by women who had already come forward and included new information and accounts from additional women, including a state trooper in Cuomo’s protective detail.

James advised that investigators Clark and Kim had interviewed 179 people, 11 complainants and reviewed 74,000 pieces of evidence, including audio files, documents, images and texts.

James office advised the conclusion of the investigation concluded the investigation. She said it is now up to local prosecutors, police departments, as well as legislators to determine future conduct and ramifications gathered.

James said, “I am inspired by all the brave women who came forward, more importantly I believe them.”

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, has previously called for Cuomo to step down. “The Governor must resign for the good of the state,” concluded Stewart-Cousins.

Read the NYS Attorney General’s Report 

NYS AG James is expected to be pushed out of the running (for governor) eclipsed by none other than former First Lady Hillary Clinton, diminishing the prospects for Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano’s game plan because he was contemplating a run for NYS Lieutenant Governor under Letitia James. James’ prospects are unlikely with the prowess of Clinton climbing to the forefront.

NYS Republican Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino is likely to evaporate because of Hillary Clinton’s climb to the top eclipsing all other by name recognition and financial capacity.

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COUNTY EXECUTIVE ON COVID TODAY:”IT’S CLEAR IT’S A STEADY RISE” GEORGE LATIMER SAID IN DISCUSSING THE STATE OF COVID. MAIN SEGMENT AT RISK UNVACCINATED AND AT RISK:THE WORKFORCE; SENIORS MAJORITY OF VACCINATED. HE WILL REACH TO COUNTY DEPARTMENTS TO PERSUADE ALL COUNTY WORKERS TO VAX. NO COUNTY SHUTDOWN OF PRIVATE BUSINESSES: “I DO NOT HAVE THAT AUTHORiTY.” UPBEAT: “WE ARE NOT GOING DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE.” POINTS TO “BOUNCEBACK” IN COUNTY ECONOMY; FIRST COUNTY TO HAVE 80% WITH ONE SHOT; SHARP DROP IN CRIME; BOOM IN REAL ESTATE; “WORKFAIR” IN WHITE PLAINS COMING UP AUGUST 25 IN WHITE PLAINS COMING UP FOR THE MITCHELL FINISH AND GATEWAY II PROJECT

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WPCNR COUNTY EXECUTIVE COVID REPORT TODAY. By John F. Bailey. August 2, 2021:

In his news conference ended at 3 PM, Westchester County Executive George Latimer, acknowledged the last week’s “steady rise” in coronavirus positive cases.

In the last eight days in analysis of New York State Covid 19- Tracker stats, WPCNR determined the previous 8 days produced an average 2.4% infection rate among an average 5,000 tested a day in 8 days of testing (which continued Sunday with 98 new persons testing positive of 4,024 tested–issued at 2 PM today),. The total of new covid cases for the 8 days : 884.

The County Executive doubled down on his announcement Friday afternoon of the effort to get all County Department workers vaccinated. He said he would be conducting person to person department by department talks to listen to and attempt to talk employees into agreeing to the vaccinations.

He explained details on his requirement for mask-wearing at pools, beaches, and parks. (where masked entering the beaches until you set up your beach location, then you can unmask, but if you leave the blanket for snack bar or facilities, mask-up) He has not issued mask rules for Playland yet.

He said at this time, despite the covid third wave that has reared up in one week with infection rates approaching the April 24 150 cases of 10,000 tested when the infection was just 1.5% on that date (on much smaller testing universes the last week), “We are not going down the rabbit hole.”

He said vaccines have limited the spread of the disease, and the spread was primarily the result of the Covid Delta deviant,(without specififying the percentage. Now he said the task is to overcome residents’ resistance to taking the vaccine. He reported the county now is one of the first counties, Manhattan and Nassau being the others to have 80% of population with one vaccine shot and the county has 62% of those 18 or older with both shots.

He said “We are not at the point of crisis where we need (further) mandatory measures.”

In a news conference question, Mr. Latimer said only the Governor could reinstall those previous emergency measures, closing establishments, mandatory masking, shutting schools. Mr. Latimer said he could not by law make decisions on privately owned businesses to restrict distancing, number of patrons, masks or any other restrictions;

He highlighted that Westchester crime was significantly down with 7 major categories of crime: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle thefts were brought down 11% between 2017 and 2020 and continued down in the first six months of 2021. The Westchester County Police Pistol License Authority secured a 370% increase in weapons secured after permits had expired, cutting down significantly on weapons reaching the street.

Bridget Gibbons, Director of Economic Development announced a Construction Career Fair in White Plains at the New York Power Authority to acquire construction tradesmen and women for two White Plains projects, getting under way: The Mitchell which has hired a new contractor, and the Gateway II project.

Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins, provided more revenue happy news about parks and recreation facilities. Playland to date has attracted 171,000 persons this summer. Beaches and pools have attracted 42,000 up from 9,744 last summer (a very rainy summer); and 172,000 rounds of golf have been played on county-owned courses.

County Executive Latimer finished with an outreach message calling on all Westchester residents to cooperate together for the common good of all to push the covid third wave back.

Earlier in the news conference he said the covid increase meant the “celebratory moment (the last two months) ” is now behind us. “

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WESTCHESTER RESPONDS TO COUNTY EXECUTIVE CALL TO VACCINATE: 6,298 VACCINATE SINCE THURSDAY, (JULY 29,30,31, AUGUST 1)

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WPCNR VAX REPORT. By John F. Bailey, based on the New York Covid-19 VACCINATION TRACKER. August 2, 2021:

Westchester County effort to vaccinate more Westchester citizens against coronavirus reports 6,298 total vaccinations were given since last Thursday (July 29) through Sunday, August 1.

The number of Westchester residents now with two doses of the Covid Vaccine, (making them fully vaccinated) is reported as 598,235 compared with last Thursday morning (595,240), indicates 2,997 received second shots.

Persons receiving first shots over the last three days (now with first dose of the vaccine) rose from 649,898 to 653,829.

In the last 4 weeks, vaccinations have averaged 7,000 a week (first and second shots).

The over the week total 6,298 is an increase in interest getting the shots and perhaps will see more persons coming in for shots to perhaps double the 7,000 shots a week of the previous three weeks.

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