In the News – 2020
Testing Capabilities Increase In WNY
BY WGRZ| APRIL 28, 2020
G-HEALTH ENTERPRISE. PARTNERING WITH UNITED HEALTHCARE AND FIDELIS… HAVE ROLLED OUT VANS TO GET TESTING PHYSICALLY CLOSER TO PEOPLE ON BUFFALO’s EAST AND WEST SIDE.
NYS Health Experts Compare Coronavirus and Spanish Flu in Anticipation for New Wave of Infections
BY FADIA PATTERSON | CITY OF BUFFALO | May 25, 2020
After two waves of coronavirus devastated communities across the country, health officials say warmer temperatures will help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Local doctor says people are taking advantage and getting tested for COVID-19
Shannon Smith/WIVB | April 27, 2020
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Dr. Raul Vazquez talks about how people are taking advantage and getting tested. G-Health Enterprises network has offered drive through testing for both types of tests, and have done nearly 400 of them in two weeks. Click below for more information.
Mobile Vans to start Covid-19 testing in poor city neighborhoods
Buffalo News | April 27, 2020
BUFFALO, N.Y. (BN) — Nurses and other health providers spent Monday afternoon outside Urban Family Practice on Jefferson Avenue conducting blood tests on Medicaid patients to see if they’ve already had the new coronavirus and now have antibodies.
Western New York doctor starts drive-in testing clinic for patients
Dr. Raul Vazquez is using his practice to get more tests for people in vulnerable communities
Karys Belger/WGRZ | April 16, 2020
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Dr. Raul Vazquez has been advocating for weeks to get more COVID-19 tests for communities in Buffalo where there are high rates of underlying health conditions and lack of access to resources.
His practice recently began administering tests to try and close the gap.
Buffalo doctor creates coronavirus testing site
Olivia Proia/WKBW | April 16, 2020
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — It all started when Dr. Raul Vazquez’s 24-year-old daughter Nadia got sick. She had a fever and shortness of breath. Three days after coming home from the hospital, she received a call that she was positive for COVID-19.
The process caused him to think: How would this experience have been if he wasn’t a doctor? Or if his family had no doctor at all?
N.Y.C. Death Toll Soars Past 10,000 in Revised Virus Count
David Goodman and William K. Rashbaum/NYT | April 14, 2020
New York City, N.Y. — New York City, already a world epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, sharply increased its death toll by more than 3,700 victims on Tuesday, after officials said they were now including people who had never tested positive for the virus but were presumed to have died of it.
14125 zip code most affected by COVID-19 in Erie County
WGRZ | April 9, 2020
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WGRZ) — BUFFALO, N.Y. — Is a community that’s 80% African American, and the population has a history of chronic illnesses. Dr. Raul Vazquez says these factors present a great risk for the community, because most of these individuals don’t have access to a primary care physician.
Dr. Raul Vazquez is working on a community action plan to help connect patients to doctors amid the coronavirus pandemic
Karys Belgar/WGRZ | April 8, 2020
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WGRZ) — BUFFALO, N.Y. — As more information is released about COVID-19, local community leaders are continuing to raise concerns over how the pandemic will affect communities of color in Buffalo and Erie County.
The African American Health Equity task force recently called on local leaders to take steps toward making sure communities of color, particularly on Buffalo’s East Side, get access to testing. The concern is that the chronic health conditions that already exist in communities of color will cause the COVID-19 pandemic to be even more devastating.