coronavirus denial

For hundreds of thousands of Ohioans, the pandemic isn’t over. Is anybody thinking about them?

BY: - May 24, 2021

For hundreds of thousands of Ohioans, the pandemic isn't over. Is anybody thinking about them?

Turning the page: After 15 months Ohio starts to move on from pandemic

BY: - May 18, 2021

Turning the page: After 15 months Ohio starts to move on from pandemic

The NFL is asking for vaccine proof at Ohio event, but the governor won’t recommend other businesses to do likewise

BY: - April 28, 2021

When the NFL draft opens in Cleveland on Thursday, people will have to show proof that they’ve been fully vaccinated to be in most rooms where the action is taking place and to attend part of the fan event. Also, the league is requiring team employees who are medically eligible to get vaccinated or lose […]

As in other states, Ohio might be running out of people who want shots

BY: - April 22, 2021

Some county health departments in Ohio are again telling state officials this week not to send them any more coronavirus vaccines. That’s because they haven’t been able to use up the supplies they already have. It might be part of a national phenomenon. The news organization Axios reported this week on a paper by the […]

With variants spreading, Ohio tries to reach the vaccine hesitant

BY: - April 9, 2021

After months of increasing vaccination rates and declining coronavirus cases, infections are again going up in Ohio.  Gov. Mike Dewine and health officials on Thursday said the increase has put the state in a race against more-contagious variants that evolve from the “mutant swarm” that thrives so long as the virus has plenty of hosts […]

Coronavirus cases in Ohio, neighboring states might be inching back up

BY: - March 30, 2021

After a disastrous January, coronavirus cases in Ohio steadily marched downward. Then in recent weeks, they hit a plateau. Now, even as greater numbers of Ohioans get vaccinated, case numbers might be inching back up. Ohio might be part of a disturbing national trend. The Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center published a set of […]

Vaccine floods into Ohio but drop in new covid cases stalls 

BY: - March 26, 2021

Ohio got even more good news on the coronavirus vaccine Thursday. But even as doses are flooding into the state, what had been a steady drop in infections has turned into a plateau. Gov. Mike DeWine announced that next week — when all Ohio adults will be eligible to be vaccinated — the state will […]

Half a million deaths later, Ohio gov says he didn’t foresee magnitude of pandemic

BY: - February 23, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has been grinding on for so many months that it’s easy to become numb to its staggering cost. But now, as the United States is crossing the grim milestone of 500,000 dead from the disease, it seems as if February 2020 marked the end of a different, easier era. In Ohio, where […]

State won’t force nursing home workers to be vaccinated, but nursing homes can, DeWine says

BY: - January 6, 2021

Even though dismal rates of nursing home workers are accepting the coronavirus vaccine, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday said he would not force them to. He said, however, that nursing homes could implement such a requirement if they wanted to. The low rate of acceptance among nursing home staff has been getting a lot […]

60% of Ohio nursing home workers refuse vaccine

BY: - December 30, 2020

As the coronavirus vaccine dribbles out far more slowly than promised, many of the people who can get it are refusing to do so. Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday said that a whopping 60% of nursing home workers who have been offered the vaccine have refused it.  The news comes amid disappointing vaccination numbers across […]

Governor says infection rate “not sustainable” for Ohio hospitals

BY: - December 8, 2020

After weeks of rocketing upward, the daily number of coronavirus infections in Ohio just might be leveling off.  But Gov. Mike DeWine and some of the state’s top health officials on Monday said that’s not good enough. If Ohioans keep getting infected at the rate they are, hospitals will have to take increasingly dire steps […]

Ohio coronavirus picture darkens rapidly

BY: - December 4, 2020

By many measures, the Ohio coronavirus pandemic is quickly worsening — and that’s before any of the effects of holiday travel and visiting are factored in. Thursday saw almost 9,000 new cases in the state, with almost 400 new hospitalizations due to COVID-19 and 82 more dead, bringing the toll throughout the pandemic to 6,753. […]