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  • Dr. Box: New strain of COVID-19 in Britian isn’t cause for alarm here

    first_img Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Twitter Previous articleIndiana State Police trooper struck, injured while responding to crashNext articleHoosier state assessing housing needs in effort to attract, retain jobs Network Indiana Google+ Dr. Box: New strain of COVID-19 in Britian isn’t cause for alarm here CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews By Network Indiana – December 26, 2020 1 294 Pinterest Dr. Kristina Box delivers updated COVID-19 information, Sept. 30, 2020. (Tommie Lee/MNC) Indiana health officials say the new strain of COVID-19 detected in Britain isn’t cause for alarm.More than 40 countries are restricting travel from the U-K, and New York is requiring air passengers arriving from the U-K to test negative before boarding. Indiana health commissioner Kristina Box says the state will be “appropriately respectful” of the mutation, but says there’s no indication it will render the new COVID vaccines ineffective. She says the new strain is more easily transmitted, but isn’t any more deadly.Box says the higher infectiousness underlines the importance of the precautions health departments have advised all along: wear your mask, wash your hands, maintain social distance, and stay home if you’re sick. WhatsApp Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

  • PETER BAFFLES THE DOCS TO NOTCH UP HIS 100TH MARATHON

    first_imgA Donegal man who was told by surgeons to stop running a number of years ago notched up his 100th marathon today!Peter celebrates with his 100th marathon medal!When Peter McGlynn underwent a quadruple heart by-pass after completing his 67th marathon, most thought his race days were behind him.A round of golf or a spot of fishing were probably what the doctor ordered. But those who knew the Letterkenny man allowed themselves a gentle smile at the thought of Peter throwing his runners into a cupboard to gather dust.But the Bomany man is no ordinary athlete.So when he completed his 100th such race this afternoon in Longford, some weren’t that surprised at all.As the former HSE employee puts it ‘They told me to perhaps not run another marathon but they said nothing about walking them.” Peter can be seen tramping the streets in and around Letterkenny and into the wider countryside most days.Peter celebrates with his friend Seamus Temple at the finish line today.If he’s not with his trusted friends Seamus Temple and Jimmy Harte, he’s alone but always raising a hand to the endless motorists who salute him.Today he nipped in under the six hour mark and told Donegal Daily he was delighted having reached a century of marathons.The ever-competitive athlete said “We were over three hours at the half-way stage so we had plenty of ground to make up.“I’m delighted we did and I’m delighted to have completed one hundred marathons. I feel great but I am tired. “I need a bit of a rest before I can even think of celebrating,” he said.Peter was met at the finish line by his friend and fellow marathon man Seamus Temple of Crievesmith, Letterkenny.At 70 years young Seamus completed the half marathon version of the race in preparation for the Dublin City Marathon in October.His friend Senator Jimmy Harte was also one of the first to congratulate Peter. Today Donegal Daily salutes Peter.He’s an inspiration to young and old that life is for living and not sitting around growing old.PETER BAFFLES THE DOCS TO NOTCH UP HIS 100TH MARATHON was last modified: August 25th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:heart by-passletterkennyMarathonPeter McGlynnlast_img read more