Daily cartoon and live briefing: Saturday October 2, 2021


Today in the eyes of the editorial staff: The Friends of the Library are hosting a Welcome Fall Book Sale today at the Flagler County Library. The sale takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It has great deals on paperback and hardcover books for a wide range of interests. Books for sale include: novels, science fiction and western fiction, non-fiction, and books for children and young adults. All CDs are 25 cents, DVDs 50 cents, dollar TV shows and audiobooks are priced. Then stop by the library at 2500 Palm Coast Parkway NW in Palm Coast. Bring a bag and take home something awesome to read, listen to or watch. We cannot accept large bills, but checks will be accepted with a valid driver’s license. The proceeds from the sale will be used to finance library services. It’s time to read again “Around the world in eighty days, the Jules Verne Classic: today, October 2, is Phileas Fogg’s bet day: December, at a quarter past nine, Fogg says in chapter 3, or the twenty thousand pounds, now deposited in my name at Baring, will belong to you de facto and de jure, gentlemen. Here is a check for the amount. For the most tortured Catholics among you, it’s today Graham Greene117th birthday. The University of Florida is conducting an online survey on behalf of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to learn more about the use of disposable plastic bags, auxiliary materials and packaging by Florida residents. The principal investigator of the study is Dr Tim Townsend of UF and the Sustainable Materials Management Research Laboratory. The survey will be administered online using Qualtrics from mid-September 2021 to October 31, 2021. If you are able to participate in this very important, please visit this link below. Link to survey: https://faculty.eng.ufl.edu/timothy-townsend/survey/… This survey is available to all Florida residents and if you have any questions please contact Ms. Ashley Ricketts by e -mail to the address [email protected]

Calendar and information on Covid tests and vaccinations from the Ministry of Health:

Priority will be given to all students, faculty and school staff in public or private schools in Flagler County, followed by the general public, who must make an appointment for testing by calling 386-437-7350 ext. 0.

Saturday and Sunday: Closed.

Please consider the following when testing with DOH-Flagler.

* Testing should take place at least 3-5 days after exposure. Testing earlier than this can result in false negatives.
* This is NOT a drive-thru test site. You will park and enter the cattle hall where the tests take place.
* Wear a mask inside the test facility. If your test is positive, you may be asked to leave the facility and wait for the rest of your group outside to avoid transmission.
* DOH staff continue to work extended hours to follow up on contact tracing and case investigation. We appreciate your continued patience. The DOH may take a long time to reach those who test positive for COVID-19. Take the initiative to self-isolate for at least ten days and encourage close contacts to watch for symptoms.
* If you are identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive, you may not hear from the health service if resources are not available.
* If you have been vaccinated (two weeks after your last dose) you will not need to quarantine if you do not have symptoms.
* If you have symptoms, get tested as soon as possible.
* Students must self-quarantine at least four days after the exhibition date.

Monoclonal antibody treatments are now available in Flagler County at the Palm Coast campus of Daytona State College. Monoclonal antibody (MAB) treatments for COVID-19 can prevent serious illness, hospitalizations and death in people at high risk. People 12 years and older who are at high risk, who have contracted or have been exposed to COVID-19, are eligible for this treatment. Treatment is free.

Immunizations continue to be offered at 301 Dr. Carter Blvd on Mondays from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Dates are preferred; Walk-ins are welcome. The health service is awaiting instructions for the administration of booster doses. CVS, Walgreens, Publix, and Walmart offer boosters for people who are immunocompromised.

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We make an air cage with holes, I thought, and man makes a cage for his religion in much the same way, with doubts left open about the weather and beliefs opening up to countless interpretations. . My wife had found her cage with jousting and sometimes I envied her. There is a conflict between the sun and the air; I have lived too much in the sun. […] But I never wanted faith. The job of a journalist is to exhibit and record. I had never in my career discovered the inexplicable.

-Graham Greene, “The Quiet American” (1955).

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