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September 26, 2020
How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19?

How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19? It’s impossible to tell without a test. Influenza and COVID-19 have such similar symptoms, you may need to get tested to know what’s making you miserable. Body aches, sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue and headaches are symptoms shared by the two. […]

September 19, 2020
NY extends special uninsured enrollment through 2020

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Uninsured New Yorkers can now apply for health insurance coverage through the end of the year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday those people can apply for coverage through New York’s health insurance marketplace or directly through insurers. The special enrollment period will run through Dec. 31. […]

September 12, 2020
Halt of coronavirus trial is “safety valve” at work: Fauci

By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical Writer The top U.S. infectious disease expert said AstraZeneca’s suspension of final testing of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows “one of the safety valves” built into the studies to spot any potential problems. “It’s unfortunate that it happened and hopefully they’ll be able to proceed along with the remainder of the […]

September 5, 2020
Steroids confirmed to help severely ill coronavirus patients

By Marilynn MarchioneAP Chief Medical Writer New studies confirm that multiple types of steroids improve survival for severely ill COVID-19 patients, cementing the cheap drugs as a standard of care. An analysis of pooled results from seven studies, led by the World Health Organization and published Wednesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association, […]

August 29, 2020
Gene sleuths suggests wide virus spread from Boston meeting

By Mark StevensonAssociated Press NEW YORK (AP)  A meeting at a hotel in Boston last February may have ignited the spread of the pandemic virus to some 19,000 people in the area, a new study suggests. Health authorities had previously linked the meeting to more than 90 cases among people at the meeting and their […]

August 22, 2020
Mexico targets junk food as obesity takes toll amid pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo responded Wednesday to an Associated Press report that his state’s coronavirus death toll in nursing homes could be a significant undercount, saying it makes sense to include only those residents who died on the home’s property. Unlike the federal government and every other state with major outbreaks, […]

August 15, 2020
Let it flow: Trump Administration eases showerhead rules

By Seth Borenstein AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) The Trump Administration wants to change the definition of a showerhead to let more water flow, addressing a pet peeve of the president who complains he isn’t getting wet enough. Publicly talking about the need to keep his hah “perfect,” President Donald Trump has made increasing water […]

August 8, 2020
US appeals court: New policy on immigrants already does harm

NEW YORK (AP) A judge correctly struck down a new Department of Homeland Security rule that went into effect earlier this year denying green cards to legal immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps and other forms of public assistance, an appeals court said Tuesday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an October ruling […]

July 25, 2020
US signs contract with Pfizer for COVID-19 vaccine doses

By Darlene Superville Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) The Trump administration will pay Pfizer nearly $2 billion for a December delivery of 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine the pharmaceutical company is developing, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Wednesday. The U.S. could buy another 500 million doses under the agreement, Azar said. […]

July 18, 2020
New peak of 71K US overdose deaths in 2019 dashes hopes

By Carla K. Johnson AP Medical Writer Nearly 71,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year, a new record that predates the COVID-19 crisis, which the White House and many experts believe will drive such deaths even higher. Preliminary numbers released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the trend is driven […]

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Deming, Geraldine Kathleen (Wood)

MACEDON: Gerry was born in East Rochester, NY on 6/16/1927 and she passed away peacefully on 9/25/2020. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Deming; mother and father, Frank and Kathleen Wood; mother and father in law, Jasper and Laura Deming; son, Christopher Deming; sister and brother in law, Gladys and Jack Holton I; brother […]

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Cole, Theodore “Ike” W.

SODUS: Age 59 passed away unexpectedly in a motorcycle accident Friday, September 25th 2020 along with his longtime companion, Kim Chavous. He was predeceased by his daughter, Crystal Fremouw and sister, Brenda Middleton. He is survived by his son, Kyle (Angela); grandchildren, Chase & Abigayle Fremouw, Kya & Ella Cole; parents, Theodore & Mary Cole; […]

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