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Carrie Woerner: Planning for what’s next…

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

“All coronavirus impact, all the time” is how Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner describes her work since the budget was passed. “Principally it’s about untangling the web at the Department of Labor, helping to get people Unemployment, interpreting the guidance for essential business,” says the Democrat whose 113th District covers parts of Washington and Saratoga Counties.

Things are “getting better” with unemployment claims, she says, but …

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Kelly Casey of Glens Falls, a nurse on NYC frontline

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Kelly Casey, Glens Falls High School Class of 1996, is a traveling nurse currently working at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Contracted to work in the ICU of the cancer treatment hospital this winter, instead she found herself in the center of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States.

“I’m not the front lines,” Ms. Casey says. “I am the …

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Glens Falls Hospital has 30 ventilators, ‘enough to meet our surge plan’

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

“As of Monday afternoon, April 6, we have 12 inpatients who tested positive” for Covid-19, hospital spokesman Ray Agnew said in response to a Chronicle inquiry.

Asked how many are in intensive care (ICU), Mr. Agnew said, “This fluctuates literally hourly — in general between 5% and 12% require ICU care.”

Mr. Agnew said he could not say how many patients are in critical condition …

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Dr. Leach: 20 cases may mean 20,000 ‘brewing’

By Richard P. Leach, MD, Special to The Chronicle

Here are some critically important epidemiologic thoughts to consider in the face of this terrible COVID-19 pandemic.

First, the numbers we see today of infected and dead represent infections that were acquired 3 to 5 weeks ago. It is hard to comprehend this fact unless you study how this virus works. Those weeks represent what we call the incubation phase, during …

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Garden centers still hopeful as season opens

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

“It’s scientifically proven. Flowers make people happy,” says Tami Field, manager of Binley’s Florist and Garden Shop in Queensbury.

Like several other nursery-garden stores who responded to a Chronicle inquiry, Binley’s is upbeat even as Ms. Field said sales and walk-ins are down as the spring planting season arrives.

The businesses can be open amid the coronavirus “Pause” because New York State has deemed …

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