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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Stay away from others if you are sick with the flu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning Americans to stay away from others if they are sick with the flu.

If you must leave home, for example to get medical care, wear a facemask if you have one, or cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Wash your hands often to keep from spreading flu to others.

The CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or other necessities. Your fever should be gone without the need to use a fever-reducing medicine, such as Tylenol. Until then, you should stay home from work, school, travel, shopping, social events, and public gatherings.

CDC also recommends that children and teenagers (anyone aged 18 years and younger) who have flu or are suspected to have flu should not be given Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) or any salicylate containing products (e.g. Pepto Bismol); this can cause a rare, very serious complication called Reye’s syndrome. More information about Reye’s syndrome can be found here

Florida is a disgrace when it comes to paying workers

A Village of Bradford resident contends that Florida is a disgrace when it comes to paying workers. Read her Letter to the Editor.

We shouldn’t have to show IDs at the square

A Sumter County resident, in a Letter to the Editor, pushes back at the notion that IDs should be shown at town squares in The Villages.

We need lower income projects for our labor workers

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No sympathy for homeless woman stealing food?

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Where does Gov. DeSantis stand on Medicare and Social Security?

A Village of St. Charles resident wonders where Gov. Ron DeSantis, a former member of Congress, stands on Social Security and Medicare. Read her Letter to the Editor.