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Feds tell states to give COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 65 and...

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Tuesday directed state officials to expand who is getting vaccinated for COVID-19, and announced that all available doses...

Help is on the way, but hunger still confronts a vast...

When Congress passed a $900 million covid-relief package just before Christmas, it contained good news for legions of desperate Americans. But one of Ohio's...

Biden expected to distribute all available vaccine doses to states

WASHINGTON — More COVID-19 vaccine doses will be available to states sooner under changes that the incoming Biden administration is expected to make to how...

Year in Review: Our top Ohio feature stories of 2020

There was no shortage of breaking news in 2020, from the governor’s coronavirus press conferences to the late-night lame duck sessions at the Ohio...

Just before Christmas, Columbus evictions proceed despite safety questions

It might be Christmas, but the cruelties of the coronavirus refuse to abate. In addition to all its other horrors, large numbers of central...

Congress passes massive ‘first step’ in pandemic relief with $900B package

WASHINGTON — Congress on Monday night cleared and sent to President Donald Trump the first major COVID-19 relief measure since the spring, a sprawling...

What’s in the $900B emergency relief bill—and what’s out

WASHINGTON — Here is a look at the specifics in Congress' bipartisan emergency relief bill intended to aid Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic....

Professional groups announce drug-accountability effort

A dozen Ohio professional groups on Monday announced an effort force greater accountability from powerful prescription drug middlemen known as pharmacy benefit managers, or...

Congress seals the deal on emergency relief after dispute over Fed...

WASHINGTON — A deal on a coronavirus relief package finally emerged on Sunday night, after members of Congress resolved a days-long impasse over a...

U.S. not using emergency powers to speed production of covid vaccine

It appears that the federal government is leaving it to drugmakers to figure out how to speed production of coronavirus vaccines.  U.S. Surgeon Jerome Adams...
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