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Coronavirus

Cheers and fears as US ends mask mandates for travel

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge's decision to strike down a national mask mandate was met with cheers on some airplanes but also concern about whether it's really time to end one of the most visible vestiges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The major airlines and many of the busiest ...

School board mulls post-COVID funding

The Warren County School District is receiving millions of federal dollars to help students make up for losses associated with the pandemic. Those dollars won’t last forever and the school board is trying to plan for that eventually. This year’s ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School ...

Fewer COVID cases reported in Warren County

COVID is down, but not gone. Those masks may still be needed. The Omicron variant of COVID-19 swept the country and the county, bringing more cases than ever. January saw 1,279 new cases in the county — the most of any month. But, locally things have been quiet on the COVID front for ...

First $1,000 GrandVAX award announced

The first of three $1,000 prize drawings has been held in the GrandVAX giveaway. WarrenVAX, a collaboration between the Warren County Development Association, Warren General Hospital and community leaders, has planned three drawings as part of a county-wide effort to boost COVID-19 vaccination ...

AP source: Pfizer seeking OK for 4th COVID dose for seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugmaker Pfizer is expected to request authorization this week for an additional COVID-19 booster dose for seniors, according to a person familiar with the matter. It would add a fourth dose to the regimen, which currently consists of a primary series of two shots, ...

How will COVID end? Experts look to past epidemics for clues

NEW YORK (AP) — Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the world has seen a dramatic improvement in infections, hospitalizations and death rates in recent weeks, signaling the crisis appears to be winding down. But how will it end? Past epidemics may provide clues. The ends of ...