NBA roundup: Chris Paul in COVID-19 protocols, status for West finals unclear

Press Herald [ad_1] Phoenix guard Chris Paul has entered NBA virus protocols and his status for the West finals, which could start as soon as Sunday, is unknown. David Zalubowski/Associated Press Phoenix guard Chris Paul has entered the...

Survivors struggle as scientists race to solve mystery of long-lasting COVID symptoms

Press Herald [ad_1] There was no reason to celebrate on Rachel Van Lear’s anniversary. The same day a global pandemic was declared, she developed symptoms of COVID-19. A year later, she’s still waiting for them to disappear. And...

The Latest: As COVID fills ICUs, chronically ill patients suffer ‘ripple effect’ of delayed surgeries

Press Herald [ad_1] LOS ANGELES — In the early years of his illness, as his kidneys began to shrink and toxins coursed through his blood, the same four words often floated through Miguel Rangel’s mind: “I’m going to...

The Latest: Only one COVID-19 treatment is designed to keep people out of the hospital but few are getting it

Press Herald [ad_1] Medical centers in the United States are balking at providing the only treatment for COVID-19 that aims to keep people out of the hospital, leaving hundreds of thousands of doses of the medication unused. Nurse...

When will kids get a COVID-19 vaccine? Experts say it may be long after adults

Press Herald [ad_1] WASHINGTON — The U.S. may be weeks away from getting its first coronavirus vaccine approved for adults, but many parents and doctors wonder when children will be able to benefit from the protection it offers....

Maine planning for massive rollout of COVID-19 vaccines

Press Herald [ad_1] When the trucks roll into Maine with the first batches of COVID-19 vaccine doses – perhaps as soon as mid-December – the state will need to overcome many logistical hurdles to bring the vaccines to...

Improved treatments offer hope for COVID-19 patients

Press Herald [ad_1] Jim Finley, 65, poses outside the funeral home his family owns in Livermore Falls on Thursday. Finely and his wife both contracted the coronavirus and he spent two days at Maine Medical Center, where he...

The Latest: Coronavirus deaths surpass 10,000 in hard-hit Massachusetts

Press Herald [ad_1] BOSTON — Once a coronavirus hot spot, Massachusetts was seen as a model for infection control this summer as coronavirus cases and deaths dwindled. Now, experts are warning the state could be headed for a...

The Latest: Next up in hunt for COVID-19 vaccine: Testing shots in kids

Press Herald [ad_1] The global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning — a lagging start that has some U.S. pediatricians worried they may not know if any shots work for young children in...

Maine Voices: Hospitals and nursing homes need aid from the state

Press Herald [ad_1] The nation recently passed a grim milestone: over 200,000 deaths related to COVID-19. The national media used the occasion to spotlight the impact COVID has had on the country. Maine also recently passed a milestone...