As Erie County continues to monitor COVID-19 cases, CH 4 (WIVB-TV) reports officials announced Wednesday some groups could be impacted more than others.

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Many in the Burmese community are testing positive for this disease, doctors at Jericho Road Community Health Center found.

This could be a result of several factors – where residents work and how they live.  Many of these people work in essential jobs such as factories or grocery stores. If  infected, often they don’t realize it and bring it back to their families.

Because of this, Jericho Road has expanded its testing.

“Our philosophy with testing is no barriers,” said Glick. “You don’t need an appointment, you don’t need to have health insurance, you don’t even need to have symptoms. Just come and we’ll test you.”

Information on when and where this testing is available can be found here.

 

We really need to treat this virus as something that affects all of us, even the global community.  We are not Niagara Falls residents or Lackawanna, Amherst or Arcade residents, we are a community...whether it be local or international.  There are no social, economic, or even geographic barriers to disease any longer, and the sooner we all realize that the better chance we have of finding a common solution to this.

 

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