Category: Musings

The worst may be yet to come

Most health experts and a good number of our leaders agree that things will be worse before they get better in the pandemic. The burning question is “how long will it take?”

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Another day fighting COVID-19

April 1. April Fool’s Day. In this time of COVID-19 Coronavirus, playing an joke on anyone feels out of place and inappropriate. As dawn breaks along the East coast of the United States, the number of confirmed cases of the deadly pandemic sits at less than 150,000 away from a million infectees. America now leads

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Virginia COVID-16 infections jump to 740 with 17 dead

COVID-19 coronavirus infections increased to 740 in Virginia Saturday with 99 hospitalized throughout the Old Dominion and 17 dead so far. Nationally, the United States reports 116,050 infections at 2 p.m. EDT with 1,937 dead while worldwide deaths stand at 29,956 with 646,194 infected. In the Roanoke and New River Valley regions of the Commonwealth,

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Actions of some put all of us at risk

We are urged to stay at home and practice “social distancing” recommendations. That’s not easy in a society where social involvement is a way of life. But is our way of life a threat to life itself?

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Virus threat brings quiet weekend afternoon in Floyd

Instead of a crowd of tourists or locals visiting downtown Floyd in the Spring, we have a couple of motorcycles from North Carolina, a drive through ice cream buyers and a couple walking their two dogs — a change of pace brought on by the coronavirus threat that has killed three in Virginia and infected 219 as of Sunday.

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Weekends limited because of COVID-19

Choices for the weekend in and around Floyd County are limited by new rules and mandates from Virginia’s governor and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and the Virginia Department of Health.

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