There is still some reservation from some people all around Western New York about getting vaccinated. Although there are many people that are, in fact, I went today and I was pleasantly surprised to see the number of people that were there, all age groups from young people to the elderly. The problem is there are still some behaviors from Buffalo residents that are causing the spike in COVID-19 cases.

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Western New York's 4.76% 7-day average is the highest in the state, according to numbers from the state. The number of people being infected is the highest in age groups 20-29 and 30-39 almost 39% last week in that those age groups alone. Some of the contributing factors are, a lot of people are getting vaccinated but they stop wearing their masks too soon. I see people at events drinking and not wearing a mask at all.

Another contributing factor is warmer weather, health experts say that "outdoors is much safer, but it's not a fail-safe".

Two people passing outside, at a reasonable distance doesn't pose a significant risk, however, if two people are standing around drinking a cup of coffee, or talking, that's a scenario when two unvaccinated individuals not wearing masks outdoors can get infected.

Said, Dr. Thomas Russo.

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Even after you get vaccinated you should wear a mask especially for children under sixteen that may be playing in a playground or in close proximity to other children. I feel that it's just a matter of people being smart and using common sense.

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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