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Vaccine hesitancy hovers over efforts to get to herd immunity across Kentucky, Ohio Valley region

By Liam Niemeyer, Corinne Boyer and Suhail Bhat Ohio Valley ReSource Phyllis Gibbs wasn’t sure until recently that she’d be here, just a few moments away from receiving a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. “Do you feel sick today?” “Nope,” Gibbs said to the receptionist. “And you give consent for Pfizer to give you a shot today, correct?” “Absolutely.” Gibbs then walked over to one of...

Addiction during the pandemic: Remaining in treatment while staying safe from COVID-19

By Corinne Boyer Ohio Valley ReSource Since 2012, the 2nd Chance Center for Addiction Treatment has served people in Lexington. The office sits on a busy street on the city’s north side. Similar to the heavy traffic that passes by, clients seeking treatment for substance and opioid use disorders steadily stream in and out of the building. But in 2020, the clinic had to limit that flow of patients...

Older veterans face new fight as coronavirus cases continue to surge across the region

By Corinne Boyer Ohio Valley ReSource On Monday, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear delivered his daily briefing on coronavirus, which is surging across the Ohio Valley. Eleven more Kentuckians had died that day. Then the governor provided an update on an especially worrisome outbreak at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center near Lexington, one of four long-term care facilities dedicated to veterans in the state....