University of Kentucky: Markey Cancer Data Portal Provides Digital Footprint of Cancer in Kentucky

University of Kentucky: Markey Cancer Data Portal Provides Digital Footprint of Cancer in Kentucky. “The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center’s Community Impact Office recently launched Cancer InFocus: Kentucky – a new, online data mapping application that allows users to explore cancer incidence and mortality data alongside population demographics, social determinants of health and behavioral risk factors at various geographic levels across the Commonwealth.”

WEHT: KY launches new website for free legal information

WEHT: KY launches new website for free legal information. “According to Kentucky Legal Aid, Kentucky’s four civil legal aid programs and the Kentucky Access to Justice Commission have come together to create a new website that gives answers to common legal questions, self-help forms, guides, and provides other tools to resolve legal issues people may come across.”

‘Moving in the right direction’: Gov. Andy Beshear says COVID-19 cases significantly down (WHAS)

WHAS: ‘Moving in the right direction’: Gov. Andy Beshear says COVID-19 cases significantly down. “Gov. Andy Beshear provided updates on the latest coronavirus pandemic and the state’s vaccination status in a press conference Monday. Beshear said the positivity rate is down to 23.51% and cases are on a downward trend. Kentucky health officials said 3,835 new cases and 29 deaths were reported Monday, compared to 4,950 cases reported last Monday.”

WPSD: Gov. Beshear launches new tornado relief resources website

WPSD: Gov. Beshear launches new tornado relief resources website. “On Wednesday, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear officially launched a new website to better assist those impacted by the deadly Dec. 10 tornadoes. The website will provide Kentuckians with information from several state assistance programs, including how to apply for unemployment, health care coverage, food assistance, driver’s license replacement and long-term housing.”

Associated Press: Kentucky’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops Into Single Digits

Associated Press: Kentucky’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops Into Single Digits. “Gov. Andy Beshear reported 4,118 new coronavirus cases and 34 more virus-related deaths, pushing the statewide virus death toll past 8,800. The newest reported deaths included two Kentuckians as young as 36, the governor said. Younger people have been hit hard by the fast-spreading delta variant. But in a hopeful sign after a prolonged surge of the virus, the rate of Kentuckians testing positive for COVID-19 dipped to 9.67% — the first time it’s been below 10% since Aug. 3, Beshear said.”

Monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19: This site shows where to find it in Kentucky (WLKY)

WLKY: Monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19: This site shows where to find it in Kentucky. “A COVID-19 treatment touted as being effective in preventing hospitalizations will be easier to find in Kentucky with the help of a new website. Kentucky’s governor said that a website launching Thursday shows the places in the Commonwealth that have monoclonal antibody treatment available.”

Washington Post: Kentucky schools overwhelmingly keep mask mandates after Republicans scrapped state requirement

Washington Post: Kentucky schools overwhelmingly keep mask mandates after Republicans scrapped state requirement. “Mark Dougherty, an infectious-disease physician in Lexington, Ky., sees the toll the state’s most severe coronavirus wave is inflicting on communities with the school year back in session: The teacher placed on a ventilator, the bus driver nearing intubation, the critically ill custodian. He feared their cases would be the ‘tip of the iceberg’ after the mostly Republican state legislature during a special session earlier this month repealed a statewide school mask mandate unilaterally put in place by the Democratic governor. But most Kentucky school districts made a different choice: They kept mask mandates in place.”

Lexington Herald-Leader: KY National Guard deploying at UK HealthCare as unvaccinated COVID patients mount

Lexington Herald-Leader: KY National Guard deploying at UK HealthCare as unvaccinated COVID patients mount. “The Kentucky Army National Guard has been deployed to the University of Kentucky’s inundated hospital system to assist staff as they continue to treat an influx of COVID-19 patients. In the Monday morning announcement to news outlets, UK said the National Guard was ‘providing non-clinical logistical and administrative support to hospital staff.’”

Courier Journal: Kentucky Poison Control sees sharp jump in calls about people taking ivermectin for COVID

Courier Journal: Kentucky Poison Control sees sharp jump in calls about people taking ivermectin for COVID. “Eight months into 2021, the Kentucky Poison Control Center has seen a big increase in intentional misuse of ivermectin, a treatment mostly used for parasites in animals, as some ignore health guidance and use it to treat COVID-19. In 2020, there was one call for ivermectin misuse, but as of Tuesday, there have been 13 misuse calls this year, center director Ashley Webb said, adding that ‘most of those have been because people are trying to treat COVID.’”

CNN: National Guard will be deployed across Kentucky to help overwhelmed hospitals. Health care workers high-fived when they heard the news

CNN: National Guard will be deployed across Kentucky to help overwhelmed hospitals. Health care workers high-fived when they heard the news. “Kentucky hospital officials high-fived one another during a news conference Monday as they learned multiple National Guard teams would be deployed to hospitals across the state dealing with rising Covid-19 cases and hospital staffing shortages. Between 21 and 25 of the state’s regional hospitals are at a critical staffing shortage stage, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said in a news conference Monday.”