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WATCH: All 50 States Partially Reopen as CDC Quietly Releases its Guidelines

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — All 50 states have now taken some steps to reopen after COVID-19 shutdowns. Their approaches vary, with only minor restrictions remaining in states like Texas, while New York still has strict limitations in place. Federal guidance from the CDC was released quietly, but its recommendations aren’t mandatory. Meanwhile, WHO officials warned that… Read More

Dr. Amy Acton

Ohio Counting Coronavirus Cases Differently, Waiting For New Tests

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — Ohio officials have started using a coronavirus tracking system that includes probable cases and uses results from a new blood test that looks for the body’s immune response to the virus. After two days, the new system has added 42 cases to the state’s total. But Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton… Read More

President Donald Trump takes questions from the media before boarding Maine One at the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, en route to Camp David in Maryland.

WATCH: Trump to Hold News Conference on Coronavirus U.S. Threat

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he’ll discuss the coronavirus threat at a White House news conference Wednesday, a day after he sought to minimize fears of the virus spreading widely across the U.S. The president is expected to hold a news conference at 6:30 p.m. ET. Watch in the player above. Trump tweeted… Read More

Butler County Health Commissioner Jennifer Bailer discusses the county's response to possible coronavirus cases at Miami University as Dr. Amy Acton, Ohio Department of Health, and Miami President Gregory Crawford look on.

Miami University Students Test Negative For Coronavirus, CDC Confirms

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Two Miami University students do not have the novel coronavirus, the Ohio Health Department confirmed Sunday night. The two students spent the week isolated in their off-campus residence while awaiting the results. They were released from that isolation Sunday evening. “The students are delighted,” says Dr. Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Department of Health…. Read More

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New Data Show Opioid Deaths May Have Peaked, And Reveal Scale Of Past Pain Pill Sales

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Two newly released sets of government data show that the death toll from the nation’s opioid crisis may finally be dropping and also reveal the scale of the pain pill sales that help set the crisis in motion. The data for the Ohio Valley show how hard the region was hit and how hard people… Read More