vaccine

Governor’s vaccine lottery rankles state lawmakers

BY: - May 14, 2021

Ohio lawmakers from both parties have rebuked Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s plan to incentivize vaccination against COVID-19 via five $1 million lottery drawings from the pool of vaccinated Ohioans. Republicans, who have repeatedly clashed with DeWine on pandemic policy culminating in their override of his veto of an overhaul of public health laws, bristled at […]

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U.S. support for waiving COVID-19 vaccine patent rights puts pressure on drugmakers

BY: - May 11, 2021

By Dalindyebo Shabalala, University of Dayton The U.S. and Europe are debating waiving patent rights for COVID-19 vaccines, a move that could allow more companies to produce the vaccine around the world. But it’s not as simple as it might sound. When the U.S. announced on May 5, 2021, that it supported the idea of […]

Hourly workers left behind in vaccination push, researcher says

BY: - May 6, 2021

In Woodland Hills, an east Cleveland neighborhood, about 15% of the population has been vaccinated against COVID-19, compared to about 41% statewide. More than 81% of workers in the neighborhood work part-time, seasonal or low wage (below $35,0000 annually) jobs. After comparing vaccine uptake data in Cuyahoga County with the percentage of the population in […]

Ohio’s COVID-19 vaccination slows ‘dramatically’

BY: - May 4, 2021

One month ago, nearly 475,000 Ohioans over seven days marched into small pharmacies and mass clinics alike around the state to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Each week since, the number of newly “vaccine-started” Ohioans has tumbled. Just 152,000 Ohioans were vaccinated during the week ending April 25, according to data from the Ohio Department of […]

Most Ohio colleges say no to COVID-19 vaccine mandates for students, employees

BY: - April 28, 2021

Most Ohio’s colleges and universities say they will not require students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to return to campus next fall. All the largest institutions in the state — Ohio State University, the University of Cincinnati, Ohio University and others — said via spokespeople they have no plans to require students and employees to […]

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Johnson & Johnson vaccine suspension – what this means for you

BY: - April 14, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration on April 13, 2021 halted use of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine that has been given to 6.8 million people in the U.S. The pause is due to reports of blood clotting in six people who have received the vaccine. […]

Bill would prevent ‘discrimination’ against unvaccinated people

BY: - April 7, 2021

Sixteen Ohio House Republicans, six of whom have publicly announced their declination to take a COVID-19 vaccine, proposed legislation Tuesday to build legal protections for people who decline vaccinations. Under the bill, governments, schools and private businesses could still impose a vaccine requirement. However, the bill would force them to exempt anyone who submits verbally […]

After plateau, COVID-19 trickles upward in Ohio

BY: - April 7, 2021

Despite an accelerating vaccination effort, COVID-19 is on an upswing in Ohio. There are currently 1,140 Ohioans in the hospital with COVID-19, compared to 839 on March 21. Similarly, in mid-March, about 1,400 Ohioans were contracting COVID-19 per day on average. By the end of the month, the figure hit 1,700, according to data from […]

Ohio politicians condemned for pandemic comparisons to Nazi Germany

BY: - April 5, 2021

To Ohio lawmaker Kris Jordan, the mask requirement and the roll out of optional COVID-19 vaccines are two steps toward an American genocide like that of the Holocaust during World War II. “It’s just a mask, wear it. It’s just a shot, take it,” reads a March 31 Facebook post from Rep. Jordan, a Republican […]

DeWine channels vaccines to colleges, workplaces to speed up rollout

BY: - April 2, 2021

Ohio will surge doses into college campuses and private workplaces as an effort to speed up the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday. Starting next week, the goal is to provide mostly Johnson & Johnson vaccines to any Ohio college student who wants one, DeWine said. Unlike the two other available vaccines from […]

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Shot in mom’s arm is reminder of what we’ve taken for granted

BY: - March 19, 2021

It’s easy to forget what vaccines have given us as a society. We’ve forgotten the stories of babies struggling for each breath, not for hours or days, but for weeks due to whooping cough. We’ve largely forgotten the sudden deaths from diphtheria, and panicked summers with children kept indoors for months due to polio epidemics. The […]

26% of unvaccinated Ohioans are hesitant to take the COVID-19 shot, research says

BY: - March 17, 2021

About 1 in 4 unvaccinated Ohioans are hesitant to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a large-scale, nationwide survey of Facebook users. More than 26% of Ohioans surveyed Feb. 21 to Feb. 27 said they will “probably not” or “definitely not” take the vaccine, ranking Ohio the 17th most vaccine-hesitant state in the nation. The […]