First Corona Vaccines!

“Putnam County also received its first shipment of vaccine on Tuesday, County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced via press release. The county health department got 600 doses of the Moderna vaccine, and on Thursday will begin inoculating staff and residents of facilities managed by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, Office of Mental Health, and OfficeContinue reading “First Corona Vaccines!”

AstraZeneca’s vaccine reported confusing trial results

Previously researched by Oxford and AstraZeneca, a “90% effective” CoViD vaccine was only applied at a reduced dose in people under age 55. What was hoped to be ready by year’s end will now need further research. More trials will compare the reduced dose to a standard two-pair dosing of the vaccination. ‘Mr. Pangalos saidContinue reading “AstraZeneca’s vaccine reported confusing trial results”

Virus Surges in Dutchess, Putnam

On Friday, the Highlands Current reported spikes in the CoViD-19 cases active in Putnam & Dutchess counties. As of the 12th, Putnam County added a three-day total of 87 new known Corona virus infections. The county is set to enter a Yellow hot-spot designation, which will result in Garrison school district closing to pupils dueContinue reading “Virus Surges in Dutchess, Putnam”

Tentative School Reopening Guidance

Carmel Schools released preliminary info on how to prep students for possibly returning to school amid the ongoing Corona pandemic. These guidances includes *Teach and model for your children how to maintain social distancing [of 6 feet] and use of a face covering outside the home.*Emphasize proper hygiene with your children including washing hands [forContinue reading “Tentative School Reopening Guidance”

CoViD Vaccine begins phase III trial

Moderna, a medical researcher, completed a phase II trial for a Corona vaccine yesterday. Their vaccine produces anti-bodies against SARS-CoV-2 & also prevents the virus from entering cells. Info on the next phase III trial, including the ~30,000 vaccinations it will entail, is located here:

Blood Drive at Carmel’s V.F.W

For the health of blood transfusees, please attend the Summer Blood Drive at Carmel’s V.F.W tomorrow, from 10 aM to 8 pM. (1) Call 1-800-933-2566 or visit  to make an appointment (2) Head to 32 Gleneida Avenue on Rte 52 in Carmel (3) Give blood at your allotted time In light of Corona, noContinue reading “Blood Drive at Carmel’s V.F.W”