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As summer approaches and more Ohioans are getting vaccinated, many businesses are thinking about what the new normal will look like post-pandemic. 

On the new episode of Prognosis Ohio, part of the WCBE Podcast Experience, host Dan Skinner talks with Max Filby, health and medicine reporter at The Columbus Dispatch. Topics include recent developments with vaccination supply and demand, a recent ebola scare, and lessons learned from the pandemic, both for reporting and for public health in Ohio.

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted is refusing to apologize for a tweet last week referencing "the Wuhan virus" that drew criticism for being tone-deaf during a time of rising violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  

Millions of women were already supporting themselves and their families on meager wages before coronavirus-mitigation lockdowns sent unemployment rates skyrocketing and millions of jobs disappeared. Working mothers were already shouldering the majority of family caregiving responsibilities in the face of a childcare system that is wholly inadequate for a society in which most parents work outside the home. Of course, the disruptions to daycare centers, schools, and afterschool programs have been hard on working fathers, but evidence shows working mothers have taken on more of the resulting childcare responsibilities and are more frequently reducing their hours or leaving their jobs entirely in response. Our panel will discuss how this situation is playing out in our community and what is being done to support the women who are faced with these challenges.

A year after Ohio began battling the coronavirus, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the state is now on the offense, deploying the vaccine to those most vulnerable.  

Gov. Mike DeWine’s usual Thursday COVID press conference is now a statewide address at 5:30pm. COVID hospitalizations are trending down, but Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports while it’s unknown what DeWine might say, it seems unlike that he’ll announce Ohio will follow other states’ lead on mask mandates.

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School districts and communities are working on creating plans to improve student success and address the disrupted learning created by the COVID-19 pandemic. These plans could include a range of changes such as longer school years and additional tutoring, which could put a strain on teachers.

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A Republican state Senator and a doctor who questioned whether members of “the colored population” were disproportionately contracting COVID-19 because of their hygiene is drawing new criticism after his appointment to lead the Senate Health Committee.

State health officals Thursday reported 72 hundred new cases of COVID-19 and 109 new deaths.  

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State health officials Sunday reported 5,247 new cases of COVID-19 and 65 new deaths.

Americans are being more careful to avoid catching and spreading the coronavirus but are still not being careful enough to slow the pandemic, especially with worrisome, apparently more contagious new variants looming.

That's the conclusion of the latest findings, released Friday, from the largest national survey tracking behavior during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Ohio State University reports logging thousands of COVID-19 policy violations and issuing 446 formal reprimands during the fall semester.

The City of Columbus says it will install 125 more hand sanitizer stations at parks and playgrounds when the weather gets warmer.  

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State authorities have cited a Columbus bar for multiple health code and COVID-19 violations during Monday night's college football national championship game.

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Scientists at the OSU Wexner Medical Center and the College of Medicine say they have found two new variants of SARS-Cov-2, the  COVID-19 virus, including one that has quickly become the dominant strain in Columbus.

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has vetoed another attempt to challenge the state's powers to issue public health orders during a pandemic.  

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Twenty seven staffers at OSU East Hospital have tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Five states have been added to Ohio's COVID-19 Travel Advisory.

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A spokesperson for Ohio Attorney General David Yost says the Republican has tested positive for COVID-19.

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State health officials Tuesday reported 7,580 new cases of COVID-19 and 104 new deaths.

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4,856 Ohioans in nursing homes and long term care facilities have died of COVID-19, well over half of the state’s overall death total.

At the beginning of 2020, few had heard of coronavirus.

State health officials Sunday reported 6,808 new cases of COVID-19 and 59 new deaths.

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Ohio’s nursing home residents and workers are among the first in the state to be offered the new COVID-19 vaccines.

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The statewide 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew slated to expire Saturday is being extended for another three weeks.  

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An Ohio death row inmate who survived an execution attempt died Monday, with COVID-19 as the suspected cause.

State health officials Monday reported 4,519 new cases of COVID-19 and 62 new deaths.

State health officals Sunday reported 5,857 new cases of COVID-19 and 33 new deaths.

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The Ohio Senate adjourned the lame duck session last night without overriding Governor Mike DeWine’s veto of a bill restricting his ability to issue health orders to shut down businesses, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Ohio Departments of Aging and Health are mailing millions of masks to seniors.  

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