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Family at a loss after buying dream home that former tenant refuses to leave

The family can't file an eviction notice until after the expiration of the county's eviction moratorium, put into place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  US warns against travel to 80% of world due to coronavirus

  COVID over-cleaning: Don’t forget about mask wearing, social distancing

  CDC to meet Friday to discuss J&J COVID vaccine pause

  Police: Man dragged, assaulted officer after mask demand

  Half of US adults now have received at least 1 COVID shot

  Pandemic good Samaritan faces $16,000 tax bill for his efforts

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  Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

  No ‘direct evidence’ UC student’s death was from J&J vaccine, coroner says

Hamilton Co. Public Health not requiring appointments for vaccines at BOE clinic

  US setting up $1.7B national network to track virus variants

University of Cincinnati student’s death after J&J vaccine under investigation

  US opens more distance in worldwide race against coronavirus

  Pfizer: 3rd COVID vaccine dose likely needed within 12 months

If you received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, you’ll likely need a third dose within a year.

Gov. Beshear urges vaccinations as dreaded 4th wave grows more likely

“This is ours for the taking... Let’s get this done.”

Coronavirus hug image named World Press Photo of the Year

The image by Danish photographer Mads Nissen captured the moment Rosa Luzia Lunardi was hugged by nurse Adriana Silva da Costa Souza at the Viva Bem care home in Sao Paulo on Aug. 5.

  Study looks at weight gain during pandemic

At the beginning of the pandemic, many people became more sedentary, may have turned to food for comfort, and, according to a recent study, may have gained weight.

Ohio’s cases per 100K trending in wrong direction

  Apple studies whether Apple Watch can detect COVID-19, flu

  St Vincent fears COVID-19 outbreak with volcano evacuations

  $1,400 stimulus checks helped March retail sales soar 9.8%

  WHO: Europe has surpassed 1 million COVID-19 deaths

  ‘Red’ states on U.S. electoral map lagging on vaccinations

  Study: Leaving middle seat open on planes reduces COVID exposure risk

Scientists said it’s important to recognize their study addresses only exposure and not transmission.

  Vaccine advice for pregnant, postpartum women after J&J pause

The medical group is encouraging pregnant and postpartum women who wish to get vaccinated to get either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine instead, even if the J&J vaccine becomes available again.

  COVID safety rules may limit your trip — even if you’re vaccinated

Given ongoing international quarantine rules, capacity limits, complicated testing requirements and more, avoid setting your heart on a dream vacation just yet.

  Couple goes through with Johnson & Johnson vaccine after learning of reported issues

The couple was just minutes away from getting the vaccine when they found out the news.

  US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating unusual clots that occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination.

  Johnson & Johnson Special: Experts answer concerning questions

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine special report.

Indiana pausing J&J COVID-19 vaccines ‘out of an abundance of caution’

Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio have all issued directives to pause the use of the J&J vaccine until further notice.

Poll: 15% of Americans worse off a year into pandemic

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the economy — the United States still has 8.4 million fewer jobs than it had in February 2020, just before the pandemic struck.

  Selena Gomez and J.Lo headline vax concert for poor nations

The concert, which airs May 8 on ABC, CBS and FOX as well as on iHeartMedia radio stations and YouTube, will also showcase the Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder, J Balvin and H.E.R.

  Half of US adults to be vaccinated by end of week

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly 46% of adults in the US have already received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and about 28% are fully vaccinated.

  Beshear will lift most health orders at 2.5 million vaccinations: ‘This is our exit strategy’

More Kentuckians will need to get vaccinated to meet the goal.

  Drivers wanted: Record demand at Uber as vaccinations rise

The San Francisco ride-hailing company said Monday that total monthly bookings, including food delivery and passenger service, reached an all-time high in March.

  Tweaked COVID vaccines in testing aim to fend off variants

Viruses constantly evolve, and the world is in a race to vaccinate millions and tamp down the coronavirus before even more mutants emerge.

  Shops, gyms, outdoor dining restart in Britain

Monday sees the easing of restrictions that have been in place in England since early January to suppress a surge in coronavirus infections linked to a more transmissible new variant of the virus.

  Children’s Hospital official confident younger kids eligible for vaccine later this year

They began inoculating children ages 5-to-11-years-old with the Pfizer vaccine last month

Third state temporarily shuts down Johnson & Johnson vaccination site after several people suffer adverse reactions

Doctors are warning people not to panic.

  Georgia pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine site after adverse reactions

The Georgia Department of Health says the reactions were consistent with common reactions in adults receiving any vaccine.

Report: Hotel will house Olympic athletes with COVID-19

The measure underlines the risk of trying to hold the Olympics and Paralympics during a pandemic.

  Stalled at first jab: Vaccine shortages hit poor countries

As many as 60 countries might be stalled at the first shots of their coronavirus vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through the global program intended to help some of the world's poorest nations are blocked until as late as June.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb Vetoes Bill Curtailing Emergency Power

Holcomb issued the veto Friday on the proposal.

  CDC ties COVID clusters to youth sports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says youth tournaments and extracurricular activities are creating clusters where coronavirus can spread among children.

  Pfizer asks US to allow more kids to get vaccine

Pfizer asks Food and Drug Administration to expand the use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 12 to 15.

  No region in the world spared as virus cases, deaths surge

Nations around the world are setting new records for COVID-19 deaths and new coronavirus infections, and the disease is surging even in some countries that have kept the virus in check.

  WHO chief decries ‘shocking’ vaccine imbalance

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that on average, one in four people in rich countries has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, compared to only one in 500 people in low-income countries.

Workers sunbathing outside Tri-State COVID testing site results in shut down

The Indiana Department of Health apologized and quickly pulled the site at the county’s request.

  FEMA to start taking applicants for COVID-related funeral reimbursements

A new reimbursement program from the Federal Emergency Management Agency could take some of the financial burden off grieving relatives.

  Florida sues federal government to allow cruises to sail

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the no-sail order is outdated and hurts the state as the industry generates billions for the economy and employs tens of thousands of Floridians.

Ohio State Fair won’t be open to the public again this year

The fair will focus on agricultural and educational competitions for exhibitors, their families, and guests.

  Ohio’s path towards normalcy not going in ‘direction we want,’ DeWine says

Getting more people vaccinated is how Ohio gets back on the right path, Gov. Mike DeWine explained.

  Governments give varying advice on AstraZeneca vaccine

A patchwork of advice was emerging from governments across Europe and farther afield, a day after the European Union’s drug regulator said there was a “possible link” between the AstraZeneca vaccine and a rare clotting disorder while reiterating the vaccine is safe and effective.

  COVID-19 patient receives lung transplant from living donors

Kyoto University Hospital said it was the world’s first transplant of lung tissue from living donors to a person with COVID-19 lung damage.

  Study shows a third of COVID-19 survivors suffer mental health or neurological symptoms

A third of COVID-19 survivors may suffer longer term mental health or neurological symptoms, a new study in the journal Lancet Psychiatry finds.

  Ohio GOP lawmakers want to protect those refusing COVID-19 shot from discrimination

Six of those who introduced the bill have publicly announced they will not get a COVID-19 vaccine.

  UK advises limiting AstraZeneca in under-30s amid clot worry

The EU’s drug regulator says it has found a “possible link” between the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and a rare clotting disorder but said that the benefits of the shot still outweigh the risks.

Hamilton County employees notified of date for return to on-site work

Around 4,500 workers across 30 departments could return to on-site work in a matter of weeks.

  CDC: Variant found in Britain most common in US

Walensky says new outbreaks have been tied to youth sports and day care centers.

  As states expand vaccines, prisoners still lack access

Nationwide, less than 20% of state and federal prisoners have been vaccinated, according to data collected by The Marshall Project and The Associated Press.

Hamilton Co. discusses vaccination efforts for college students

Commissioner Denise Driehaus said one in four Hamilton County residents have started receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.

  Woman recovering after rare windpipe transplant from donor

Doctors say this drastic operation could potentially help other people including COVID-19 patients left with serious windpipe damage from breathing machines.

  Ohio woman, 28, reflects on miracle birth during deathly battle with COVID-19

One year later, Megan Sites says she’s just grateful she and her son are alive.

  At Disney World, smiles won’t be hidden for much longer

Starting Thursday, visitors to the theme park resort will be able to remove their masks temporarily for outdoor photos.

  Nearly half of new US virus infections are in just 5 states

New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey together reported 44% of the nation’s new COVID-19 infections.

  Official: EU agency to confirm AstraZeneca blood clot link

Any further doubts about the AstraZeneca vaccine would be a setback for the shot, which is critical to Europe’s immunization campaign and a linchpin in the global strategy to get vaccines to poorer countries.

  Man arrested at Disney Springs refused temperature screening, refused to leave, deputies say

Kelly Sills of Baton Rouge, La., refused to undergo a temperature screening at Disney Springs, according to deputies, which Disney requires as a COViD-19 precaution.

  Study: Moderna vaccine lasts at least 6 months

The report Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine echoes what Pfizer said last week about its vaccine, which works in a similar way.

  Viral thoughts: Why COVID-19 conspiracy theories persist

Conspiracy theories about the coronavirus have flourished since the global pandemic was declared a year ago. Researchers want to know why.

  Norwegian Cruise Line to resume trips in Greece, Caribbean

Norwegian said Tuesday that it plans trips in late July in the Greek islands and in August in the Caribbean.

  Most kids with serious inflammatory illness had mild COVID

The unusual post-infection condition tends to be milder in kids who were sicker with COVID-19, although more than half of affected youngsters received intensive hospital care, according to a CDC analysis.

Kentucky Derby: Infield-only general admission tickets go on sale Wednesday

Last year’s event was moved from May for the first time since 1945 to September and held without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic

  Masks now only recommended in Indiana, statewide mandate ends

Masks will still be required in some places.

  Norwegian Cruise Line asks CDC to allow trips from US in July

The Norwegian Cruise Line is seeking permission to resume trips from U.S. ports on July 4, requiring passengers and crew members to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before the trip.

  Growing concern over COVID-19 variant infecting children

Experts are raising the alarm about a virus variant that appears to be infecting school-age children and younger adults.

Miami University announces COVID-19 vaccination clinics for students

Students will receive information via university email about how to register.

  Another surge not ‘written in stone,’ but COVID decline over in Kentucky

2 in 5 Kentuckians have gotten at least one vaccine dose.

UC changes plan to share student data for COVID-19 vaccinations

Three University of Cincinnati students sought a temporary injunction to stop UC from sharing some 46,000 records including Social Security numbers to what they say is a private healthcare provider, UC Health.

Ohio to issue ‘simplified health order’

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced the Ohio Department of Health is consolidating its health orders.

  UK will test vaccine passports, to ease lockdown next week

Businesses from barbers to bookstores will be allowed to reopen next week in the United Kingdom.

  Some businesses want masks on, even as states drop mandates

Many business owners are keeping their own rules in place, requiring staffers and customers alike to wear masks for the sake of protecting everybody, particularly their employees. And the law is on an owner’s side.