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Coronavirus

Chinese scientist who published COVID sequence stages sit-in

SHANGHAI — The first scientist to publish a sequence of the COVID-19 virus in China staged a sit-in protest outside his lab after authorities locked him out of the facility — a sign of the Beijing’s continuing pressure on scientists conducting research on the coronavirus. Zhang Yongzhen ...

How to stay healthy during cold, flu and COVID season

Winter is here, inflicting its usual array of symptoms — coughs, nasal congestion, fatigue and fever — and, this year, a new COVID-19 variant is dominating the scoreboard. COVID-19 is leading hospital admissions among the respiratory viruses, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

More hospitals requiring masks as flu, COVID cases surge

NEW YORK — More U.S. hospitals are requiring masks and limiting visitors as health officials face an expected but still nasty post-holiday spike in flu, COVID-19 and other illnesses. While many experts say this season likely won’t prove to be as deadly as some other recent winters, it ...

Samples show COVID uptick in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — COVID-19 appears to be back from its summer break, just in time for the holidays. The pandemic is over, according to the World Health Organization, but the virus continues to circulate. It does not appear to be as serious of a health concern now, as deaths from the virus have ...

COVID-19 treatments to enter market with hefty price tag

WASHINGTON — The COVID-19 treatments millions of Americans have taken for free from the federal government will enter the private market next week with a hefty price tag. Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is setting the price for a five-day treatment of Paxlovid at $1,390, but Americans can still ...