Sunday, October 24, 2021

Coronavirus

State crosses one million COVID-19 cases

INDIANAPOLIS (WOWO): Indiana reached an unfortunate milestone yesterday. The Hoosier State recorded its one-millionth coronavirus case, according to data from the Indiana State Department of...

Study: Indiana near bottom of “safest states” during pandemic

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A nationwide study on the "safest states" during the COVID-19 pandemic puts Indiana in the bottom ten. With healthcare experts saying...

Holcomb: State to continue encouraging COVID-19 vaccinations

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Network Indiana): Governor Eric Holcomb says Indiana needs to keep "beating the drum" for COVID-19 vaccinations. Indiana is vaccinating about 5,300 Hoosiers...

NACS board extends mask mandate until December 18

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A mask mandate for Northwest Allen County Schools will continue until mid-December at the earliest. In a meeting that was only...

Public limited to YouTube for next NACS board meeting

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The public won't be able to attend tomorrow night's Northwest Allen County Schools board meeting. According to the Journal Gazette, there...

Indiana COVID vaccinations down to lowest point since December

INDIANAPOLIS (Network Indiana): Indiana COVID vaccinations are at their lowest level since the first week the vaccine was available. Indiana peaked at 56,000 vaccinations a...

Merck asks US FDA to authorize promising anti-COVID pill

WASHINGTON (AP): Drugmaker Merck asked U.S. regulators Monday to authorize its pill against COVID-19 in what would add an entirely new and easy-to-use weapon...

US employers add a weak 194,000 jobs as delta maintains hold

WASHINGTON (AP): U.S. employers added just 194,000 jobs in September, a second straight tepid gain and evidence that the pandemic still has a grip...

Judge upholds Indiana emergency law challenged by governor

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): A judge on Thursday upheld the increased power Indiana legislators gave themselves to intervene during public health emergencies, siding with them in a lawsuit...

Pfizer asks US to allow COVID shots for kids ages 5 to 11

WASHINGTON (AP): Pfizer asked the U.S. government Thursday to allow the use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5 to 11 -- and...

Kruse survives COVID-prompted ICU stint, still opposes vaccine

AUBURN, Ind. (WOWO): An area lawmaker who spent ten days in intensive care due to COVID-19 and says he "probably would have died" if...

COVID-19 home test kits recalled over false positives

NATIONWIDE (WOWO): A recall has been issued for a popular at-home COVID-19 test kit because it can give off false positive results. The U.S. Food...

BAE workers upset over vaccine rules

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Last month, President Biden announced a mandate that all employers with more than 100 workers either require them to be...

Merck says experimental pill cuts worst effects of COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP): Drugmaker Merck said Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus...

Fundraisers launched for Wells County Coroner hospitalized over COVID-19

BLUFFTON, Ind. (WOWO): A GoFundMe and a Motorcycle benefit have been launched to help the Wells County Coroner, who has spent weeks in the...

Purdue Fort Wayne seeking student input on possible vaccine mandate

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Right now, COVID-19 vaccinations are not required for students and staff at Purdue Fort Wayne, but that could change soon. According...

Health officials cautiously optimistic about COVID-19 cases declining

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (Network Indiana): State health officials say a three-week decline in COVID-19 cases is encouraging, but it doesn't mean Hoosiers can let their...

Purdue Fort Wayne extends mask protocol through Thanksgiving break

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Press Release): Purdue University Fort Wayne has decided to extend its temporary requirement to wear face masks inside campus structures through...

Ohio House Republicans debut new anti-vaccine mandate bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP): Public and private sector employees could seek exemptions from employer-mandated coronavirus vaccines in three general areas, including an ability to demonstrate...

Parents sue NACS over masks, school district responds

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The battle over coronavirus-related mandates in area schools has now entered the legal arena. Mitchell Litigation and Advocacy has filed a...

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