What’s Up Doc column: Coronavirus myths dispelled

Columns share an author’s personal perspective. ***** Unfortunately, there have been many false things said about the present pandemic, and these continue to be spread even at the highest levels of our government, so it seems a good time to call these out. The present pandemic is, unfortunately, still spreading like wildfire. It is NOT under control in… … Read More


As coronavirus cases spike in the South, Northeast seems to have the pandemic under control – here’s what changed

This physician and his colleagues learned the biggest difference has been in how people behave. … Read More


Is coronavirus canceling summer vacation for 2020? It depends who you ask

Butch Heffernan should be prepping his 36-room Sunburst Motel for a full house this weekend.Instead, he spent Monday scribbling out 36 checks, refunds for the deposits guests plunked down in January for a Memorial Day weekend stay in Seaside Heights on the Jersey Shore. The beach and […] … Read More


Coronavirus Florida: Patients in Florida had symptoms as early as January

Florida on Monday night removed data from the Department of Health website that showed 171 patients had coronavirus symptoms or positive test results in January and February, before any cases were announced to the public. … Read More


Coronavirus Florida: 3 volunteering guidelines to heed during the pandemic

There’s a risk that helping people might cause more people to get COVID-19. What, then, should people do when they want to help? … Read More


Coronavirus will reshape your next trip, for better or worse. Here’s what to expect

Henry Perez’ summer vacation will be a little different this year. In addition to packing his swimsuit and camera for an Eastern Caribbean cruise this August, he’s also planning to bring plenty of masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant.”I will now personally sanitize my whole stateroom,” says Perez, who works for an extermination company in Boston.… … Read More


Coronavirus made working from home the new normal. So the FCC is giving us a new Wi-Fi lane

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – About a month ago, the internet started to list.Up to that point, online activity flowed more or less in balance, with work traffic relegated mostly to the business side of the ship. Then social-distancing directives forced much of the serious stuff over to the starboard side. Which is where we watch Netflix.As… … Read More


Coronavirus Florida: At-home plant project teaches students the cycle of life

Allamanda Elementary teachers arranged for second-graders to receive a butterfly-attracting milkweed after their lesson gets spoiled by the coronavirus outbreak. … Read More


When will a second wave of the coronavirus hit, and what will it look like?

Even before the first horrific phase of the COVID-19 pandemic has run its course, scientists are worried about the second wave of the disease.It could crash worse than the first, killing tens of thousands of people who did such a good job of sheltering in place they remain virgin ground for the virus. Or it could be… … Read More


Before coronavirus, he chose a veterans home for his Eagle Scout project. Now he plays taps outside.

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. – In the twilight, the somber tones of a lone trumpet playing taps float over birdsong at the entrance to the New Jersey Veterans Home in Paramus.Standing next to the home’s sign with his trumpet is 13-year old Alex Saldana of Oradell, an eighth grader at River Dell Middle School.In two weeks, 37 military veterans… … Read More