COVID-19

A global study of nearly 44,000 found that the COVID-19 vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson is 66% effective in preventing moderate to severe disease.

The study was conducted in the U.S., Latin America and South Africa. The vaccine did better at preventing disease in the U.S. – 72% — and less well in South Africa – 57% efficacy. The efficacy seen in Latin America was 66%.

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The Calloway County Jail in Murray, Kentucky made it through the first nine months of the pandemic without any confirmed COVID-19 cases, then in December 2020 suffered an outbreak of 30 confirmed cases. Inmates report they’re concerned about how the jail is managing their health.

When the first coronavirus wave hit New York state last spring, nursing homes and assisted living facilities were devastated.

An investigation by the office of state Attorney General Letitia James issued Thursday found the death toll was far worse than officials disclosed.

"A larger number of nursing home residents died from COVID-19 than [New York Department of Health] data reflected," the preliminary report concluded.

KELLY SIKKEMA ON UNSPLASH

When the pandemic sent children home from school nearly one year ago, it largely thrust education on the backs of parents. 

 

 A new national survey from Public Agenda finds that only about one third of parents think they can handle the challenge of educating their children. But it also finds that teachers and parents are in broad agreement that in-person teaching during COVID is dangerous.  

 

Ft. Knox

The Ft. Knox Army base has made substantial progress on getting its allotment of COVID-19 vaccine to patients.

Christian County Health Dept.: Wait 28 Days To Schedule Second Vaccine Dose

Jan 28, 2021
Screenshot / Christian County Health Department website

The Christian County Health Department on Wednesday asked the public to wait 28 days before scheduling their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Updated at 2:10 p.m. ET

President Biden signed two executive actions Thursday that are designed to expand access to reproductive health care and health insurance through the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.

Updated at 1:12 p.m. ET

The nation's economic engine slowed considerably in recent months, as it faced off against a winter wave of coronavirus infections.

The Commerce Department reported Thursday that the nation's gross domestic product grew just under 1% in October, November and December — a marked downshift from the three previous months. On an annualized basis, the economy grew 4% in the fourth quarter.

Kentucky Will Receive More COVID-19 Doses Every Week

Jan 27, 2021
Corinne Boyer / Ohio Valley Resource

  Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced Wednesday that more COVID-19 vaccine doses are on the way to the commonwealth. More than 338,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Kentucky, but the state has the capacity to provide more if more supply were available.

Updated at 5:46 p.m. ET

President Biden announced Tuesday that his administration is working to purchase an additional 200 million doses of the two COVID-19 vaccines that have been authorized for emergency use, with the goal, the White House says, of having enough vaccine supply for the entire adult U.S. population by the end of the summer.

He also announced steps to increase vaccine doses going to state and local governments over the next three weeks, and to provide them more clarity going forward about how much supply they should expect.

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