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Early COVID-19 or allergy symptoms? Local doctors explain how to tell the difference – Gainesville Times

You might just have allergies. Dr. Supriya Mannepalli. Telling the difference between allergy and coronavirus symptoms can prove tricky, especially when they overlap. Dr. Supriya Mannepalli, medical director for Northeast Georgia Physician Groups Infectious Disease, told The Times that both COVID-19 and allergies can cause runny nose, scratchy throat and headaches. For those who also… Read More »

Testing Shortages Force Extreme Shift In Strategy By Local Health Officials

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Public health officials in California’s state capital region announced this week they have stopped tracing the contacts of patients diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. They’ve also ceased recommending quarantines for residents exposed to people confirmed to have the virus. It was a grim recognition… Read More »

Cause still needs support, local White Ribbon ambassador says

LOCAL White Ribbon ambassador Matthew Irvine says the biggest impact of the charity’s closure this week will be on men trying to seek help. White Ribbon Australia – which sought to raise awareness about domestic violence by appointing men as ambassadors – held a general meeting on Wednesday where it resolved to appoint liquidators. “The… Read More »

Purdue inks multibillion-dollar opioid deal with thousands of local governments, 23 states: reports

Purdue Pharma has entered the first major opioid settlement. The company, whose OxyContin played a role in the opioid epidemic, plans to file for bankruptcy imminently and restructure under an agreement with 23 states and nearly 2,300 cities, counties and tribes, according to the New York Times.   Under the deal, Purdue’s founding family—the Sacklers—will pay plaintiffs $ 3… Read More »

Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum, local firms partner on compost program

In 2017 the Arboretum formed a Soils Advisory Committee to enhance critical thinking about the long-term health of their soils, collection, and larger environment, according to Andrew Gapinski, head of horticulture. Comprised of soil scientists from North America representing academia, public gardens, and government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Forest Service,… Read More »