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COVID-19

Tue. 2:25 p.m.: Governor institutes temporary curfew

Because of the rising cases of COVID-19, Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday afternoon instituted a daily 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. curfew for all non-essential Ohio residents. The curfew will go into effect on Thursday and continue for 21 days. For more details, see Wednesday's edition of The Vindicator.

Tue. 9:49 a.m.: Bach issues gentle plea for Olympians to get vaccinated

TOKYO (AP) — As he toured the Athletes Village today, IOC President Thomas Bach issued a gentle plea to all competitors to get vaccinated before the Tokyo Olympics — if a vaccine is available. Bach, who is visiting Tokyo this week for the first time since the Olympics were postponed, ...

Howland schools, Falls going remote this week

As the Ohio Department of Health reported 7,853 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, more local school districts are going to remote learning as more students and staff are forced to quarantine. With the new cases, the state’s coronavirus total reached 298,096 and likely will surpass the ...

Mon. 10:46 a.m.: S&P 500 adds to record, Dow heads for own on vaccine hopes

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rallying again this morning, with the S&P 500 adding more to its record high and the Dow Jones Industrial Average on track to erase the last of its pandemic losses, following another round of encouraging data on a possible coronavirus vaccine. Moderna said ...

Mon. 10:43 a.m.: 65 virus cases, with 1 cluster, in WHO Geneva staff

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization has recorded 65 cases of the coronavirus among staff based at its headquarters, including at least one cluster of infections, an internal email obtained by The Associated Press shows, despite the agency's public assertions that there has been no ...

Mon. 8:41 a.m.: World shares jump on more good news about virus vaccines

Stock markets jumped higher today on news that a second coronavirus vaccine showed promise, bolstering hopes even as new infections surged around the world. Pharmaceutical company Moderna said its vaccine appears to be 94.5 percent effective, according to preliminary data. Markets rallied as ...

Mon. 8:32 a.m.: 2nd coronavirus vaccine shows early success in U.S. tests

Moderna said this morning its COVID-19 vaccine is proving to be highly effective in a major trial, a second dash of hope in the global race for a shot to tame a resurgent virus that is now killing more than 8,000 people a day worldwide. The company said its vaccine appears to be 94.5 percent ...

Americans must think critically on COVID-19

DEAR EDITOR: Throughout this COVID-19 pandemic, this president has deceived us, downplayed the threat and disparaged science and experts to convey his alternative, erroneous facts that align with his political agenda. Early in his term, officials charged with pandemic preparedness were ...

Coronavirus numbers drop slightly Saturday

COVID-19 case numbers reported on Saturday by the Ohio Department of Health were slightly lower than Friday’s record-setting totals. Statewide, 7,715 new cases were reported, 356 fewer than on Friday’s report. Despite the decrease, Saturday’s total is the second-highest one-day increase ...

Proper perspective needed on virus cases

DEAR EDITOR: Ohio’s citizens were and are constantly bombarded with terrible news about the coronavirus. People are dying. Cases are increasing. Freedoms are suspended. Here is some perspective with data from the Ohio COVID-19 Dashboard; Ohio Public Health and Data Warehouse; World ometer; ...