COVID

  Stalled at first jab: Vaccine shortages hit poor countries

As many as 60 countries might be stalled at the first shots of their coronavirus vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through the global program intended to help some of the world's poorest nations are blocked until as late as June.

  Doctors warn against fourth COVID-19 wave in Louisville

  Cardinal Stadium vaccination site set to open public Monday

  Louisville restaurant offers employees vaccine incentive

  Pfizer asks US to allow more kids to get vaccine

  CDC ties COVID clusters to youth sports

  No region in the world spared as virus cases, deaths surge

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  WHO chief decries ‘shocking’ vaccine imbalance

  FEMA to start taking applicants for COVID-related funeral reimbursements

  Beat COVID? You still need the vaccine, doctor says

  Norton takes steps to focus on vaccinating Hispanic, Latinx communities

  Florida sues federal government to allow cruises to sail

More than 1.5 million people vaccinated against the coronavirus in Kentucky

  Governments give varying advice on AstraZeneca vaccine

A patchwork of advice was emerging from governments across Europe and farther afield, a day after the European Union’s drug regulator said there was a “possible link” between the AstraZeneca vaccine and a rare clotting disorder while reiterating the vaccine is safe and effective.

  COVID-19 patient receives lung transplant from living donors

Kyoto University Hospital said it was the world’s first transplant of lung tissue from living donors to a person with COVID-19 lung damage.

  COVID-19 vaccine clinics need more volunteers

The Clark County Health Department said they need more volunteers to work the COVID-19 vaccine clinic this week.

  Only 52% of parents plan to vaccinate kids against COVID, poll reveals

Republicans surveyed were the most resistant to vaccinating their kids.

  West End vaccination site provides new health care opportunity for residents

  Cardinal Stadium mass vaccination site volunteers receive training ahead of opening

  Sellersburg company helping travelers with same-day COVID-19 testing

  Study shows a third of COVID-19 survivors suffer mental health or neurological symptoms

  UK advises limiting AstraZeneca in under-30s amid clot worry

  Teens should be vaccinated before prom, graduation, Floyd Co. health officer says

  CDC: Variant found in Britain most common in US

Walensky says new outbreaks have been tied to youth sports and day care centers.

  As states expand vaccines, prisoners still lack access

Nationwide, less than 20% of state and federal prisoners have been vaccinated, according to data collected by The Marshall Project and The Associated Press.

  Woman recovering after rare windpipe transplant from donor

Doctors say this drastic operation could potentially help other people including COVID-19 patients left with serious windpipe damage from breathing machines.

  Fully vaccinated Kentuckians excited for opportunity to safely travel

Travel and tourism experts say the Governor giving his blessing to domestic travel actually does make a difference for many people when it comes to leaving the state.

  ‘We need help’: Small business owners looking for employees as job openings reach highest point on record

According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national job openings rate rose to 4.9%, the highest number since the data was first tracked in December 2000.

  COVID-19 long haulers experiencing mixed reactions to vaccine

Long hauler symptoms include brain fog, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle weakness, heart palpitations, and mood and sleep disturbances.

  Kentucky governor creates Unemployment Fraud Prevention Task Force

As fraudulent unemployment claims become a growing issue nationwide, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear signed an executive order Monday to fight the problem.

  Vaccine hesitancy: Why millions of Americans won’t get COVID-19 shot

The conversation now shifts from who can’t get the shot to who doesn’t want it.

  Louisville’s coronavirus numbers plateau ahead of Derby

Mayor Greg Fischer said Tuesday the city is looking toward greener grass, like the infield at the Kentucky Derby.

  At Disney World, smiles won’t be hidden for much longer

Starting Thursday, visitors to the theme park resort will be able to remove their masks temporarily for outdoor photos.

Gov. Beshear reports 344 new COVID-19 cases; 2.89% positivity rate

Beshear reported 344 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the state total to 429,841 cases.

  Nearly half of new US virus infections are in just 5 states

New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey together reported 44% of the nation’s new COVID-19 infections.

  Official: EU agency to confirm AstraZeneca blood clot link

Any further doubts about the AstraZeneca vaccine would be a setback for the shot, which is critical to Europe’s immunization campaign and a linchpin in the global strategy to get vaccines to poorer countries.

  Man arrested at Disney Springs refused temperature screening, refused to leave, deputies say

Kelly Sills of Baton Rouge, La., refused to undergo a temperature screening at Disney Springs, according to deputies, which Disney requires as a COViD-19 precaution.

  Study: Moderna vaccine lasts at least 6 months

The report Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine echoes what Pfizer said last week about its vaccine, which works in a similar way.

  Viral thoughts: Why COVID-19 conspiracy theories persist

Conspiracy theories about the coronavirus have flourished since the global pandemic was declared a year ago. Researchers want to know why.

  Norwegian Cruise Line to resume trips in Greece, Caribbean

Norwegian said Tuesday that it plans trips in late July in the Greek islands and in August in the Caribbean.

  Most kids with serious inflammatory illness had mild COVID

The unusual post-infection condition tends to be milder in kids who were sicker with COVID-19, although more than half of affected youngsters received intensive hospital care, according to a CDC analysis.

Morgan Freeman: ‘If you trust me, you’ll get the vaccine’

Mississippian Morgan Freeman is urging people to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

  Businesses wait for impact of loosened COVID-19 restrictions in Indiana

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced two weeks ago he would not be extending the state mask mandate.

  Medical experts concerned COVID-19 variant could spread in school-age children

B.1.1.7 is a strain of the virus first identified in the United Kingdom.

  Norwegian Cruise Line asks CDC to allow trips from US in July

The Norwegian Cruise Line is seeking permission to resume trips from U.S. ports on July 4, requiring passengers and crew members to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before the trip.

  Kentucky Derby Festival organizers shake up Pegasus Parade traditions

The Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade could be coming to your neighborhood this year, organizers announced Tuesday.

  Growing concern over COVID-19 variant infecting children

Experts are raising the alarm about a virus variant that appears to be infecting school-age children and younger adults.

  Mask mandate, other restrictions roll back in Indiana Tuesday

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb said he’ll continue to wear his mask in public as a precaution, but starting Tuesday, other Hoosiers won’t have to.

  Doctors still recommend face masks as Indiana lifts COVID restrictions

Gov. Holcomb said the state’s steep decline in coronavirus hospitalization death rates along with the growing number of people vaccinated led to the decision to lift restrictions.

  Kentuckians 16 and up eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine

UofL Health plans to administer the shots at its mass vaccination site at Cardinal Stadium.

  Norton Healthcare celebrates 100,000 vaccine patients

Amid the fight against COVID-19, one local health care provider is celebrating a huge milestone.

  Students at new, all-girls Grace James Academy see school for first time

It’s time for middle and high school students to do away with their snooze buttons, as in-person learning is back in session for JCPS students.

Gov. Beshear: Domestic travel recommendations loosened for fully vaccinated Kentuckians

Monday’s report confirmed an additional 110 cases of COVID in the commonwealth.

  UK will test vaccine passports, to ease lockdown next week

Businesses from barbers to bookstores will be allowed to reopen next week in the United Kingdom.

  Some businesses want masks on, even as states drop mandates

Many business owners are keeping their own rules in place, requiring staffers and customers alike to wear masks for the sake of protecting everybody, particularly their employees. And the law is on an owner’s side.

  US races to vaccinate for virus as potential fourth surge looms

The U.S. passed a huge milestone this weekend, averaging more than 3 million COVID vaccine shots in arms per day.

  Kentuckians 16 and older can get vaccinated starting Monday

Gov. Andy Beshear made the announcement during his March 31 COVID-19 briefing in Frankfort.

  ‘I have no regrets’ : Bullitt County pastor on leading his church through the pandemic

WAVE 3 News checked back in with a church that drew statewide criticism for not closing its doors during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Singing hymns through masks, Christians mark pandemic Easter

Christianity’s most joyous feast day was celebrated worldwide with the faithful spaced apart in pews and singing choruses of “Hallelujah” through face coverings on a second Easter Sunday marked by pandemic precautions.

Churchgoers celebrate Easter Sunday in person for the first time in two years

Easter Sunday was a big celebration this year. Kentucky churches were ordered to close on Easter in 2020 because of the pandemic.

Indiana State Department of Health Sunday update: 952 new cases, no new deaths

The seven-day positivity rate in the state of Indiana is now at 4.1 percent for all tests administered.

Got a vaccination card? Here’s what you can do with it

More people are getting vaccinated, so what do you do with that card that you are given by the provider?

  Man chooses homelessness to avoid debt amid pandemic financial struggles

At first, he stayed in the condo he could no longer afford, thanks to eviction moratoriums. But as his owed rent continued to rise, he decided to move out.

NCAA fan’s death prompts contact tracing in Indiana

Health officials in Indiana said Saturday they are investigating whether anyone was exposed to COVID-19 by Alabama residents following Friday night’s death of a Crimson Tide fan who was in Indianapolis for the NCAA Tournament last weekend.

  Health department talks next steps in reaching community

As plans are underway to get the state’s largest vaccination site up and running over at Cardinal Stadium healthcare leaders discussed what becomes of the team, giving shots at Broadbent.

Gov. Beshear: 587 new cases of COVID-19 in Ky., 8 new deaths

In vaccine updates, a total of 1,424,889 people have at least received their first dose of the vaccine.

Indiana State Department of Health Saturday update: 1,159 new cases, 5 new deaths

Seven-day positivity rate for COVID-19 tests in the state is now listed as 4.1 percent.

  New record for pandemic-era air travel set Friday

The Transportation Security Administration says they have screened more than 1.5 million people at airports on Friday.

  Couple married 72 years reunite after pandemic kept them apart

While the couple have had socially distant visits, but they weren’t nearly enough as the long-awaited real ones.

More than 100 million people in the U.S. have received at least one vaccine dose

The federal government reported Friday that more than 100 million people have gotten at least one dose of vaccine.

  Study: Stillbirths, maternal mortality, depression increased during pandemic

According to the Mayo Clinic, pregnancy does not lead to an increased risk of COVID-19, but if a pregnant woman gets COVID, its effects can be much worse.

  Kentucky bars and restaurants face worker shortage as some COVID restrictions ease

Kentucky bars and restaurants are the busiest they’ve been in months amid pandemic restrictions; now they face a new struggle in finding workers.

  Setup begins at Cardinal Stadium mass vaccination site

Setup began Friday on the mass vaccination site that will operate in the Purple Lot of Cardinal Stadium.

  New CDC guidance is good news for vaccinated travelers

Under new CDC guidance, people who are fully vaccinated can now fly with low risk to themselves in the United States.

  Fully vaccinated people can travel safely again, CDC says

A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last required dose of vaccine.

Louisville mother and daughter feel ‘comfortable’ to get out of the house now with vaccine opportunity

A simple call from the Whitney Young vaccination site gave a Louisville woman the chance to set herself free again.

  Johnson & Johnson expands vaccine trial to kids 12-17

Johnson & Johnson says it is enrolling teens in trials to test its vaccine on 12 to 17-year-olds.

  CDC releases guidance for Easter celebrations

The agency says if it’s been two weeks since your last vaccine dose, you can safely gather indoors with other fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask.

  FDA authorizes 2 changes to Moderna’s vaccine

The FDA has authorized two changes to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine that can provide extra doses from each vial.

  COVID cases slightly increase as Indiana prepares to lift restrictions

Indiana’s statewide mask mandate is set to expire April 6.

  Invisible invasion of COVID in Kentucky shown on animated map

Produced by Ohio Valley ReSource, the animated map shows Kentucky counties falling one by one to the spread of COVID-19.