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Vaccinated Kentucky state senator tests positive for COVID

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky state senator says she has tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated. Alice Forgy Kerr wrote in a Facebook post on Monday that three members of her family who were fully vaccinated also…

Health News - Vaccine for pregnant patients

Two leading organizations that represent OB/GYNs are now calling for anyone who's pregnant to get vaccinated, citing the recent increase in cases and the potential risk of severe complications…

Louisville government buildings to begin requiring masks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville officials are requiring masks in government buildings, prompted by a rise in COVID-19 cases. The new Metro Government policy takes effect Monday. It also extends to city-owned vehicles when another person is present. The city…

Health News - COVID antibody inhaler

Treatment for COVID, delivered by an inhaler, could be coming soon. A new antibody-based treatment was first developed by a university of Texas researcher. In today's Health News, an Austin-based pharmaceutical company…

Living Well - COVID cases climbing

Less than half of the U.S. population is fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. With the delta variant causing cases to surge in some states, some experts are -- once again -- urging…

New COVID-19 testing program offered to Kentucky schools

FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Steven Stack says his agency is offering a COVID-19 testing program for schools to assist with safe in-person learning for the upcoming academic year. It is limited to staff and students of…

Living Well - Unvaccinated regret

The delta variant is fueling a surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, mostly involving unvaccinated people. Now we're hearing from two healthcare professionals on the frontlines who say patients are…

Kentucky cities to receive $157 million in federal funds

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear says more than 360 Kentucky cities will receive $157 million in American Rescue Plan funding as soon as next week. The funds, which were allocated based on population size, can be used to…

Beshear uses ex-Trump official's words in urging COVID shots

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Democratic governor is highlighting a warning from a Trump administration health official in urging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. It comes as the delta variant causes a spike in cases. After months of imploring…

Fauci, Paul clash on virus origins, trade charges of lying

WASHINGTON (AP) — A recurring clash between the government’s top infectious disease doctor and a U.S. senator has erupted again on Capitol Hill, with each accusing the other of lying. Dr. Anthony Fauci angrily confronted Republican Sen. Rand Paul of…

Indoor mask wearing recommended for some to combat variant

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor is urging frontline workers dealing with the public to wear masks, even if they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The governor offered several recommendations Monday to protect Kentuckians from the more infectious delta variant.…

Beshear urges Kentuckians to promote COVID-19 vaccinations

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor is urging a grassroots approach to increasing the state's COVID-19 vaccination rate. Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday that “person-to-person conversations” promoting the shots are crucial as the more infectious delta variant causes “concerning signs.”…

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