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In Ohio and U.S., vaccine coverage lags in rural areas

BY: - May 20, 2021

In Vinton County, Ohio’s smallest by population, about 29% of residents have received at least one dose of vaccine against COVID-19, compared to about 43% statewide. Just 32% of the all-ages population in Ohio’s 15 least populous counties are vaccinated, on average, according to an analysis of data from the Ohio Department of Health. This […]

Book spotlights Ohio hospital and the fractured health care system it operates in

BY: - March 23, 2021

Keith Swihart couldn’t afford his insulin, so he started rationing it out or skipping doses. It wasn’t laziness — Swihart had been working since he was 13. Even with health insurance from employers, he couldn’t afford his cost-share of the hormone he needed. His unmitigated diabetes went into a tailspin, costing him his sight in […]