Thursday, October 14, 2021

CHARLESTON — Under legislation proposed by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, employers who require COVID-19 vaccines for their workers would be required to allow for religious and medical exemptions to that mandate.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

WASHINGTON — With many Americans who got Pfizer vaccinations already rolling up their sleeves for a booster shot, millions of others who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine wait anxiously to learn when it’s their turn.

Monday, October 11, 2021

CHARLESTON — West Virginia is on pace to eclipse 4,000 COVID-19 deaths as early as Tuesday, with 72% of those deaths occurring after vaccines became readily available, data from the state Department of Health and Human Resources shows.

HUNTINGTON — Ohio youth and young adults ages 25 and younger can register for the Ohio Vax-2-School incentive program, which offers a chance to win one of 150 $10,000 scholarships or one of five $100,000 grand-prize scholarships, according to a news release.

Friday, October 08, 2021

WASHINGTON — When the U.S. government issues the September jobs report on Friday, the spotlight will fall not only on how many people were hired last month. A second question will command attention, too: Are more people finally starting to look for work?

Thursday, October 07, 2021
Wednesday, October 06, 2021

HUNTINGTON — The death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic in West Virginia continued its march toward 4,000 on Wednesday as 65 new virus-related deaths were reported in the state.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The right of individuals to decline the coronavirus vaccine and the right of businesses to require it as a condition of employment are at the center of debate over proposed House Republican legislation limiting employers’ ability to mandate COVID-19 vaccination.

Thursday, October 07, 2021
Wednesday, October 06, 2021
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The right of individuals to decline the coronavirus vaccine and the right of businesses to require it as a condition of employment are at the center of debate over proposed House Republican legislation limiting employers’ ability to mandate COVID-19 vaccination.

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Gov. Andy Beshear recommended Monday that Kentucky use $400 million in federal pandemic relief assistance to provide bonuses next year for beleaguered health-care staff and other frontline workers who provided essential services during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Monday, October 04, 2021
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio doubled the amount of money for its new Vax-to-College program Friday to $2 million and plans to expand the age range to include children 5 years and older once the vaccine is authorized for them at the end of the month.

WASHINGTON — Drugmaker Merck said Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus and that it would soon ask health officials in the U.S. and around the world to authorize its use.

Thursday, September 30, 2021
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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Public and private sector employees could seek exemptions from employer-mandated coronavirus vaccines in three general areas, including an ability to demonstrate the presence of COVID-19 antibodies, under a newly introduced Republican bill in the Ohio House.

Monday, September 27, 2021

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky has expanded its COVID-19 booster shot guidelines to recommend that individuals 65 and older, long-term care residents and people with medical conditions that increase their risk of severe coronavirus infection should receive a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna va…

Friday, September 24, 2021
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CHARLESTON — As more fully vaccinated people become hospitalized in West Virginia because of COVID-19, Gov. Jim Justice and state health officials touted the federal government’s approval of Pfizer booster shots for at-risk people handed down this week.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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The U.S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from the virus as the Food and Drug Administration signed off on the targeted use of extra shots.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group: 71 million unvaccinated Americans.

CHARLESTON — With trends indicating that the current surge of COVID-19 cases may be peaking — but with COVID-19 hospitalizations, ICU visits, and deaths projected to continue to climb for at least two and as long as six weeks — state officials Monday announced a plan to assist hospitals arou…

Monday, September 20, 2021
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Friday, September 17, 2021

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Assigned by the Kentucky Legislature to settle a volatile political issue, school boards across the Bluegrass State voted overwhelmingly to keep masks on students and staffs while at school as COVID-19 infections continue to mount.

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WASHINGTON — An influential federal advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots to most Americans, but it endorsed the extra shots for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe disease.

Thursday, September 16, 2021
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RALEIGH, N.C. — Within his first week back at school after a year and a half, 7-year-old Ben Medlin was exposed to a classmate with COVID-19, and he was sent home, along with 7,000 other students in the district, for 14 days of quarantine.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021