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EDITORIAL: Avoid the hype, heed Malheur County experts as virus spreads

Challenging times are ahead for Malheur County, the state and the country. The novel coronavirus outbreak is already changing life, and everyone needs to anticipate more ahead. A key antidote to panic and anxiety is trusted information.

Health officials at every level are urging Americans to take steps to protect themselves. Most of it is common sense that should be in place anyway. You know, cover your mouth when you cough. Wash your hands thoroughly after contact. Stay home from work or school if you are sick.

In other words, the ability . . .