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1/15/2022 As the omicron semester starts, online or in person, colleges are tense The Washington Post ... Ai By 9 a.m. on the first day of the spring term, 15 or so students in the University of Kentucky‚Aos honors college had settled into their seats here for a seminar on knowledge ... coming weeks remains unclear. Students and professors worry about the public health risks of staying open and the educational risks of pausing.Yet for all the unknowns, the initial data on this omicron semester suggests that ...
10/27/2021 A strange reaction ... public health policies have put them in abeyance.Senator Mitch McConnell, the senior U.S. senator from Kentucky, survived a bout of polio. Former U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt contracted polio at age 40 and never walked again.Measles was considered a routine childhood disease because it was unavoidable, but before measles vaccine became available, the disease killed about a million people each year. It has the highest infection rate of any ...
10/27/2021 Blind faith? CU Anschutz professor studies vaccine hesitancy among faith communities ... six weeks in Papua New Guinea, where he was working in a hospital that served an area the size of Kentucky. Part of the hospital‚Aos work included traveling by prop plane to parts of ... to get vaccinated by fostering conversations and inviting medical and public health officials to speak to their congregation. He noted the historical example of 18th century British traveling preacher Rowland Hill, who championed the smallpox ...
10/20/2021 Botulism Lawsuit Filed ... container package of Kettle Cuisine brand clam chowder at the Sam‚Aos Club located on New Circle Road in Lexington, Kentucky. As was his usual practice, he stored the two containers in his home pantry ... disease specialist at the hospital, notified the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KY DPH) that Larry Wells was hospitalized with symptoms of botulism and that his serum would be sent to the agency‚Aos Division ...
10/20/2021 UK Study: Tobacco Marketing Exposure Linked to Community Vulnerability LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2021) ‚Ai A recent University of Kentucky College of Medicine study found that young adults from vulnerable communities are more likely to be exposed to tobacco marketing in their daily lives ... the Rutgers University Center for Tobacco Studies and School of Public Health. The paper, published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine in July, is part of a larger study Rose is leading to examine tobacco ...
10/19/2021 Decision expected soon on Moderna, J&J boosters Individuals who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine could soon have more guidance on if they‚Aoll be eligible for booster shots. Following meetings of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration‚Aos advisory committee, Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack said during the governor‚Aos COVID-19 briefing Monday that available data supports the safety and effectiveness for the Moderna booster at least six months after ...
10/18/2021 USA – Kentucky reports outbreak of E. coli due to food distribution Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services reports that ten Kentuckians recently tested positive with a strain of E. coli O157:H7. Of the cases, two individuals developed a rare but serious condition called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Public health investigators have not yet identified the source of the outbreak but have noted that some sort of food distribution is likely. The reported cases primarily include adults, many of whom ...
10/15/2021 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGSFLORENCE, Ky. ‚Ai Per Kentucky‚Aos Open Meetings Act (KRS.61.805-61.850), we are notifying you and the community of the following public meetings:The Northern Kentucky ... KY 41042.The Northern Kentucky Health Department provides high-quality public health services to more than 400,000 residents of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton Counties, with a goal of preventing disease, promoting wellness and protecting ...
10/12/2021 Two NKY entities receive grants from Homeland Security to help prepare, counter acts of terrorism - User-generated content Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) announced 31 grants totaling more than $3.3 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security‚Aos State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) to help ... Water District, $191,400 Security equipment for three facilities ‚AuAn extended public health crisis combined with an ever-increasing number of cyber-attacks has placed an incredible burden on our local governments and first responders to ...
10/12/2021 Two NKY entities receive grants from Homeland Security to help prepare, counter acts of terrorism Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) announced 31 grants totaling more than $3.3 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security‚Aos State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) to help ... Water District, $191,400 Security equipment for three facilities ‚AuAn extended public health crisis combined with an ever-increasing number of cyber-attacks has placed an incredible burden on our local governments and first responders to ...
10/8/2021 Beshear wants to reward frontline workers who stayed on job | FOX 56 Lexington ... Kentucky who stayed on the job throughout the pandemic by giving them bonuses.Beshear floated the proposal earlier this week, saying he wants to use $400 million of the state‚Aos share of federal pandemic aid to provide health care workers and others with the extra pay next year.On Thursday, the governor delved deeper into his proposal for rewarding workers who put themselves at risk throughout the public health ...
10/2/2021 Rise in new cases but other indicators improve on COVID front A total of 4,118 new cases were reported to state public health officials, up from the 2,510 reported on Thursday. Six counties reported at least 100 new cases: Jefferson 717, Fayette 220, Kenton 151, Taylor 111, Warren 107 and Boone 104. Kentucky has now had 695,474 positive cases, since the first one was reported in Harrison County on March 6, 2020. Thirty-four more Kentuckians lost their lives to COVID ...
10/2/2021 Rise in new cases but other indicators improve on COVID front A total of 4,118 new cases were reported to state public health officials, up from the 2,510 reported on Thursday. Six counties reported at least 100 new cases: Jefferson 717, Fayette 220, Kenton 151, Taylor 111, Warren 107 and Boone 104. Kentucky has now had 695,474 positive cases, since the first one was reported in Harrison County on March 6, 2020. Thirty-four more Kentuckians lost their lives to COVID ...
10/1/2021 Gov. Beshear: KSP holds awards ceremony to honor troopers and officers LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ/KSP) ‚Ai Kentucky State Police held its annual sworn awards ceremony in Lexington to honor 55 troopers and officers who put on a uniform each day to patrol Kentucky‚Aos neighborhoods with ... have shown up every day, together, to get through this public health crisis. The men and women of KSP have worked on the frontlines, as they always do, ready to handle any emergency that the ...
9/28/2021 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETING ... Kentucky‚Aos Open Meetings Act (KRS.61.805-61.850), we are notifying you and the community of the following public meeting:The Northern Kentucky Independent District Board of Health‚Aos Personnel Board meeting is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at NKY Health‚Aos District Office located at 8001 Veterans Memorial Drive, Florence, KY 41042.The Northern Kentucky Health Department provides high-quality public health services to more than ...
9/24/2021 Commission hears Blue Water update ASHLAND The Ashland City water system is in compliance with state regulations, but has to continue strides to keep up improvements while facing a crumbling decades-old system, according to a report delivered by Blue Water, a consultant firm. Greg Heitzmann and Pete Goodmann, of Kentucky Blue Water and the Louisville Water Company respectively, delivered the good news to the city commission Thursday. ‚AuWater is the No. 1 public health ...
9/21/2021 Beshear says he's glad to see so many districts masking up, but predicts some will abandon mandates when county goes orange Ky. Dept. for Public Health base map, adapted by Ky. Health News; for a larger version, click on it. By Al Cross Kentucky Health NewsGov. Andy Beshear, who was skeptical that local school officials would keep the mask mandate the legislature stopped him from imposing, said Monday that he was cheered to see 166 of the 171 school districts still requiring masks.But he predicted that more will go ...
9/21/2021 Beshear says he's glad to see so many districts masking up, but predicts some will abandon mandates when county goes orange - Health News Ky. Dept. for Public Health base map, adapted by Ky. Health News; for a larger version, click on it. By Al Cross Kentucky Health NewsGov. Andy Beshear, who was skeptical that local school officials would keep the mask mandate the legislature stopped him from imposing, said Monday that he was cheered to see 166 of the 171 school districts still requiring masks.But he predicted that more will go ...
9/20/2021 Montana coronavirus report ... public health agency social distancing recommendations to express a range of opinions centered on the belief that it‚Aos time for state directives closing schools and businesses to end.Similar protests in recent days have occurred in Colorado, Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina, Utah, Indiana, Texas, and other states.The rally, organized on Facebook, began around 1 p.m. and featured no speakers or public pronouncements. It was an opportunity, rather, for ...
9/20/2021 Flu Shots Urged in Kentucky to Prevent Burden on Hospitals U.S. News & World Report Virtual Event: Healthcare of Tomorrow »Healthcare of Tomorrow » A U.S. News virtual event series where industry leaders discuss common challenges and solutions for the future of health. Learn more
Flu Shots Urged in Kentucky to Prevent Burden on HospitalsKentucky's public health commissioner is urging residents to get the flu vaccine to help lessen the strain on hospitals in the coming months.FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) ‚Ai Kentuckians should ...
9/19/2021 EXPLAINER: What are ‚ÄòCrisis Standards of Care?‚Äô EXPLAINER: What are ‚AoCrisis Standards of Care?‚Ao [Health] Published at Updated at BOISE (AP) ‚Ai As the spread of the delta variant continues unabated in much of the U.S., public health leaders have approved health care rationing in Idaho and parts of Alaska and Montana. At least five more states ‚Ai Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas ‚Ai are nearing capacity with more than 90% of their intensive care ...
9/19/2021 EXPLAINER: What are 'Crisis Standards of Care?' BOISE, Idaho (AP) ‚Ai As the spread of the delta variant continues unabated in much of the U.S., public health leaders have approved health care rationing in Idaho and parts of Alaska and Montana. At least five more states ‚Ai Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas ‚Ai are nearing capacity with more than 90% of their intensive care unit beds full, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health ...
9/18/2021 As several states near ICU capacity, what are 'Crisis Standards of Care?' As several states near ICU capacity, what are 'Crisis Standards of Care?' As the spread of the delta variant continues unabated in much of the U.S., public health leaders have approved health care rationing in Idaho and parts of Alaska and Montana. At least five more states ‚Ai Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas ‚Ai are nearing capacity with more than 90% of their intensive care unit beds full, according ...
9/18/2021 As several states near ICU capacity, what are 'Crisis Standards of Care?' As several states near ICU capacity, what are 'Crisis Standards of Care?' As the spread of the delta variant continues unabated in much of the U.S., public health leaders have approved health care rationing in Idaho and parts of Alaska and Montana. At least five more states ‚Ai Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas ‚Ai are nearing capacity with more than 90% of their intensive care unit beds full, according ...
9/18/2021 As several states near ICU capacity, what are 'Crisis Standards of Care?' As several states near ICU capacity, what are 'Crisis Standards of Care?' As the spread of the delta variant continues unabated in much of the U.S., public health leaders have approved health care rationing in Idaho and parts of Alaska and Montana. At least five more states ‚Ai Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas ‚Ai are nearing capacity with more than 90% of their intensive care unit beds full, according ...