COVID and kids: disparate strategies point to need for vaccine

COVID and kids Disparate strategies point to need for vaccine By Richard Sternberg M.D. The amount of information regarding COVID in children and the risks and benefits of vaccination is overwhelming and as reported even varies from country to country. There is no clear-cut consensus on anything in the younger age groups other than that the risk of developing a case requiring treatment, hospitalization, or leading to death is lower if the patient is younger. Still, the risks of vaccine…


Rain Plays Tricks, Doesn’t Deter Treaters

Rain Plays Tricks, But Doesn’t Deter Treaters Erratic rain throughout the evening led to the cancellation of Oneonta’s annual Halloween parade, but all manner of ghouls and ghosts made their treat-seeking rounds at local homes and businesses this afternoon and evening. Above, Devin El, Leilani El and Ziyen Giles passed City Hall on their treat-hunting mission, with Lizzette Hopkins and Edward Giles, Maryland, in tow. Inset at right, Oneonta’s Jessica and Paul Benzaleski arrive downtown with their children Adalia and…


Small Scale,  Big Reality

OCCA LEADS ON-EARTH TOUR Small Solar System Shows Big Realities By JENNIFER HILL • Special to COOPERSTOWN  – They might not look like space explorers, but the seven who met Saturday morning at the railroad tracks were just that. Bill Ralston led a tour of the Earth’s solar system, from the sun to Pluto, by using common objects to represent the planets and walking specific numbers of paces between them to represent actual distances between them.…


A Colorful Afternoon At Annual Crayon Carnival

Colorful Afternoon At Crayon Carnival Tim Chapin and Gabrielle Bailey hand out cotton candy – an Crayon Carnival favorite – to Chloe Arnold, Cooperstown, during the annual event this afternoon at Cooperstown High Schoo’s Bursey Gym. “This is out fourth year doing it and we love it!” said Chapin. “We had a cotton candy machine and we figured we might as well share!” Visitors could also play games, win prizes, enjoy face painting and balloon animals, as well as potting…

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