Does the flu vaccine affect my chances of getting COVID-19?

From the Associated Press “Viral Questions” series: Does the flu vaccine affect my chances of getting COVID-19? The flu vaccine protects you from seasonal influenza, not the coronavirus — but avoiding the flu is especially important this year.Health officials and medical groups are urging people to get either the flu shot or nasal spray, so […]

Milford board OKs home on skinny lot

MILFORD — On Thursday, Milford’s board of adjustment recommended that a plan for a new home to be built on a skinny lot at 204 N.E. Fourth St. be approved. Juan Virgilio Perez hoped to build a 20-foot-wide home for his daughter, Paz Gabriela Perez, on a lot that is 30 feet wide. The two […]

How long can I expect a COVID-19 illness to last?

How long can I expect a COVID-19 illness to last?It depends. Most coronavirus patients have mild to moderate illness and recover quickly. Older, sicker patients tend to take longer to recover. That includes those who are obese, or have high blood pressure and other chronic diseases.The World Health Organization says recovery typically takes two to […]

Delaware’s Halloween guidelines

DOVER — Delaware’s Division of Public Health on Friday released guidance for Delawareans to safely participate in fall festivities, including Halloween activities, during the COVID-19 pandemic.The new guidance categorizes activities by risk — low, moderate and high risk.Many traditional Halloween activities, including door-to-door trick or treating, can be high-risk for spreading viruses, according to DPH.With […]

Trump says he plans to attend debate next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Still sickened by COVID-19, President Donald Trump plunged back on Tuesday into playing down the disease that hospitalized him for three days and has so far killed more than 210,000 Americans. He compared it anew to the seasonal flu and signaled he plans to return soon to the campaign trail.Back at the […]

How long could I be contagious before a positive virus test?

How long could I be contagious before a positive virus test?Studies have shown that people may be contagious for about two days before developing COVID-19 symptoms.In fact, right before developing symptoms is when people are likely the most contagious, said Dr. Werner Bischoff, an infectious disease specialist at Wake Forest University.People who never develop symptoms […]

Annual Community Expo/Business Mixer set for Oct. 29

MILFORD — The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford Community Expo will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday Oct. 29. The ninth annual Expo/Business Mixer will take place, for the first time, at the Elks Lodge located at 18951 Elks Lodge Rd, Milford. This year’s event, originally scheduled for March, will feature 30+ business and organizations. Admission […]

How can I volunteer for a COVID-19 vaccine study?

How can I volunteer for a COVID-19 vaccine study? Governments and companies are setting up websites where people can sign up. Enthusiasm is high: More than 400,000 people have signed a registry of possible volunteers that’s part of a vaccine network set up by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. But before raising your hand, it’s important […]

COVID-19 cases rising among US children as schools reopen

By Lindsey TannerAP Medical WriterAfter preying heavily on the elderly in the spring, the coronavirus is increasingly infecting American children and teens in a trend authorities say appears fueled by school reopenings and the resumption of sports, playdates and other activities.Children of all ages now make up 10% of all U.S cases, up from 2% […]

‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, by far the highest in the world.“It is completely unfathomable that we’ve reached this point,” said Jennifer Nuzzo, a Johns Hopkins University public health researcher, eight months after the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation, with its state-of-the-art laboratories, top-flight scientists and stockpiles of […]