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Doctors: Telehealth medicine becoming the norm, needs to be law

The dramatic increase in the demand and use of telemedicine will continue through the pandemic, but should also be maintained as an option afterward,...

Biden promises ‘no national shutdown’ despite surge in COVID-19

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden pressed the urgent need for economic relief and a vaccine distribution plan for states and tribes after a video...

Washington at a standstill, as states face the loss of federal...

WASHINGTON — The number of coronavirus infections across the country is swelling at a perilous time for state governments, just weeks before federal support...

“This is not a drill.” Health officials say they might have...

Coronavirus cases in Ohio continue to snowball and now health officials say the strain is so great that any day now they might have...

Ohio House Republican unloads COVID-19 conspiracy theories to Senate committee

There’s a whole story to tell about COVID-19 beyond just the “scary” stuff the Ohio Department of Health releases every day, said Rep. Diane...

Lawmakers send bill to governor to kneecap health department authority

The Ohio Legislature spurned the medical community and aligned itself with anti-vaccine groups Thursday, sending to Gov. Mike DeWine legislation that scuttles the state...

What does Ohio’s COVID curfew accomplish? Not much, experts say

Starting Thursday, Ohioans will be breaking the law if they’re out past 10 p.m. unless they’re shopping for groceries, going to work, or meet...

Amid case surge, legislature’s attacks on health department authority continues

The number of Ohioans hospitalized with COVID-19 has tripled in the last month. In the meantime, GOP state lawmakers unleashed a renewed effort Tuesday to...

Bipartisan governors group including DeWine urges pandemic safety as holidays approach

Michigan Gov. Whitmer joined other Democratic governors for a virtual press conference to encourage everyone in the Midwest to stay safe during the holiday...

DeWine announces new curfew to try to slow covid spread

Desperate to slow the spread of coronavirus, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday announced a new curfew intended to decrease person-to-person contacts and new...
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