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32 New COVID-19 Cases Were Reported In Athens County For Sept. 28

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 7,161 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 32 new cases were reported Tuesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Sept. 28, 2021. According to ODH data, the cases involved 11 people 0-19, five people 20-29, five people 50-59,… Read More

Students at a training program, Cooperative Home Care Associates in New York, practice basic skills like a bed-bath on each other. Home health aides, provide basic, day-to-day support for elderly and disabled people, allowing them to age at home.

There’s A Shortage Of Home Health Aides For The Elderly, And It’s Getting Worse

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Many Americans hope to spend their old age at home, rather than moving into a care facility. When the time comes, they rely on the more than 2 million home health aides who provide day-to-day support. But there are about 54 million Americans age 65 and older, according to the U.S…. Read More

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Advocates Remain Hopeful Ohio Will Abolish The Death Penalty

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) –– Ohio lawmakers are back in session with a list of bills to consider, including measures that would abolish the death penalty in the state. Anti-execution advocates say they’re getting closer and closer to accomplishing their goal. There are bipartisan bills in the Ohio House and Senate to end the… Read More

A healthcare worker administers a dose of a Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a child at a pediatrician's office in Bingham Farms, Michigan, U.S., on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Pfizer Submits Favorable Initial Data To The FDA On Kids’ COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Pfizer and BioNTech are another step closer to seeking authorization for young children to receive the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine, submitting data to the Food and Drug Administration that shows a “robust” antibody response and “favorable” safety outcomes in kids ages 5 to 11 who received the two-dose regimen in clinical trials…. Read More

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AIFVF 2020/21 Videos: Filmmaker Todd Chandler on AIFVF

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Over the next several weeks, WOUB Public Media will release a four-part podcast providing access to filmmakers who will be featured during the 2020/21 Athens International Film and Video Festival (AIFVF). WOUB Culture Reporters Emily Votaw and Dani Wasserman conducted the interviews via Zoom with filmmakers and friends of the festival from January 2021-March 2021…. Read More

Mexican-American Teenager Forced to Become Family’s Primary Breadwinner in POV’s “Fruits of Labor” – October 4 at 10 pm


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POV and VOCES Present Fruits of Labor Premieres Monday, October 4, 2021 on PBS  Powerful Coming-of-Age Story About a Teenaged Farmworker Striving for a Better Life for Herself and her Family   Fruits of Labor, which had its world premiere at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival, follows Ashley, a Mexican-American teenager living in a small… Read More