coronavirus denial

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. […]

Trying to buy time. Vaccine is coming but covid spread is “red hot”

BY: - November 25, 2020

The long-awaited coronavirus vaccine is expected to begin flowing into Ohio in about three weeks, but state officials worry that the coming holidays will act as gasoline on a pandemic that is already burning out of control.  For caregivers already stressed by the demands the virus has placed on them, the coming weeks are critical. […]

Pandemic — and Trump — hang heavily over Ohio

BY: - November 6, 2020

Despite what President Donald Trump says, Ohio seems far from rounding the bend on coronavirus. And his statements appear to be making it harder to fight the disease.

Coronavirus explodes, DeWine praises Trump’s handling of the pandemic

BY: - October 30, 2020

A vicious, widespread spike in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continued in Ohio Friday. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump entered the final days of a reelection campaign that a New York Times headline said "clashes with science, and voters’ lives" on the deadly disease.

Ohio coronavirus spike continues to alarm

BY: - October 28, 2020

OH coronavirus spike continues to alarm

Stark contrast: Christie warns Ohioans how scary coronavirus is, while helping a president who keeps minimizing it

BY: - October 27, 2020

Stark contrast: Christie warns Ohioans how scary coronavirus is, while helping a president who keeps minimizing it

The divided reality of coronavirus

BY: - October 23, 2020

Ohioans seem to be living in two realities. Coronavirus cases are soaring, but many refuse to acknowledge it.