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States with strong lockdowns had better economies and fewer deaths

BY: - June 16, 2021

Just as there’s a lot of sketchy Anti-Vaxxer Propaganda, there are also a lot of flawed attacks upon lockdowns.  But just as lockdowns did shut down the skyrocketing death rates, new economic data reveals that those states that implemented such measures designed to save lives also did a better job of rescuing their economies as […]

‘An explosion.’ New COVID-19 cases doubled in November from prior month

BY: - December 1, 2020

A whopping 186,000 Ohioans — about 1.5% of the state’s population — tested positive for COVID-19 in November compared to about 72,000 in the prior month, according to state data. The data is preliminary and likely an undercount given the prevalence of asymptomatic cases, the holiday week slowing down reporting from labs and local health […]

Lawmakers send bill to governor to kneecap health department authority

BY: - November 19, 2020

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 health department’s quarantine powers. In a party line vote, House Republicans passed Senate Bill 311, which prohibits the Ohio Department of Health from issuing statewide and regional quarantine or isolation orders […]

‘We’re just kind of drowning:’ Counties say they’re overwhelmed with new COVID-19 cases

BY: - November 11, 2020

In Clark County, more COVID-19 infections are coming in than the health department can contact trace. Health Commissioner Charles Patterson said in a news release they’re simply “overwhelmed” with cases, and those in the backlog will receive a packet of information about their diagnosis and educational materials. Kyle Trout, a department public information officer, said […]