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Hispanic COVID-19 Deaths Disproportionately High, According to OSU Study

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Hispanic COVID-19 Deaths Disproportionately High, According to OSU Study

By Susan Tebben A study done by Ohio State University researchers showed the COVID-19 pandemic had a particularly fatal impact on the Hispanic community. Using CDC death counts separated by racial/ethnic group, the study showed that Hispanics constituted 40%, but only represented 19% of the population in 2020. Deaths among the Hispanic population were disproportionately high […]

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Ohio Judge Blocks Enforcement of Fetal Tissue Disposal Law

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Judge Blocks Enforcement of Fetal Tissue Disposal Law

By Susan Tebben A Hamilton County judge has blocked an Ohio law regulating disposal of surgical abortion tissue that was set to take effect Tuesday. Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Alison Hatheway granted a preliminary injunction Tuesday pausing the enactment of the law temporarily. The judge said because the state has not created forms, rules […]

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Planned Parenthood Sues Ohio Over Telemedicine Abortion Ban

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Planned Parenthood Sues Ohio Over Telemedicine Abortion Ban

By Susan Tebben The national and state chapters of Planned Parenthood sued the state of Ohio Thursday over a law set to go into effect in mid-April that prohibits abortion services conducted through telemedicine. The lawsuit regards Senate Bill 260, signed into law in January and banning an available telehealth option for what’s called a medication […]

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Black Ohioans are 13% of Population, but 5.6% of Vaccine Recipients

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Black Ohioans are 13% of Population, but 5.6% of Vaccine Recipients

By Jake Zuckerman Of more than 1.8 million Ohioans who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose, only 5.6% went to Black Ohioans, who comprise about 13% of the population. The inequity is the latest example of disparate health outcomes in the state and nation along racial lines. The math is slightly worse among the […]

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60% of Ohio Nursing Home Workers Have Refused Coronavirus Vaccine

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal 60% of Ohio Nursing Home Workers Have Refused Coronavirus Vaccine

By Marty Schladen As the coronavirus vaccine dribbles out far more slowly than promised, many of the people who can get it are refusing to do so. Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday said that a whopping 60% of nursing home workers who have been offered the vaccine have refused it.  The news comes amid disappointing vaccination […]

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School Nurses on Reopening Plans, Lack of Staffing, Virtual Health Care & More

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal School Nurses on Reopening Plans, Lack of Staffing, Virtual Health Care & More

By Susan Tebben In her nearly 40 years as a school nurse, Patricia Gunter has had to prepare for diseases like swine flu, H1N1, West Nile Virus, SARS, and even HIV, all while dealing with the usual school illness like head lice and chicken pox.  “We’ve put a plan in place every time we’ve had something […]

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Coronavirus Update: 2 Franklin County Deaths, Stay at Home Order, Response Funds & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: 2 Franklin County Deaths, Stay at Home Order, Response Funds & More

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. Editor’s note 3/23/2020: This article has been updated to include more information regarding the two COVID-19 deaths reported in Franklin County. Over the weekend, the big news out of Governor Mike DeWine’s office was a “Stay at Home” order issued across the […]

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