Melissa Patrick, Author at Winchester Sun

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Poll, falling vaccination rates spark concern that Covid-19 conflicts make Kentuckians skeptical of long-accepted vaccines

The first day of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky‘s annual health policy forum addressed vaccine hesitancy, which the foundation’s latest poll and other information ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 3:53 pm

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COVID cases in children are rising; Vaccination is up, but less than cases

Kentucky reported more Covid-19 cases last week than in any other week during the pandemic, 29,456, and Gov. Andy Beshear said at this point the ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 5:12 pm

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Only 25% of Ky. students have received COVID vaccine

With only one-fourth of Kentucky’s eligible school children vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Andy Beshear said it best when he said “that’s not enough.” “As we ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Monday, July 12, 2021 1:25 pm

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Salmonella outbreaks in backyard poultry sicken Kentuckians

  At least 17 people in Kentucky have become sick in an outbreak of Salmonella bacteria linked to backyard poultry, according to the Centers for ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, June 29, 2021 4:49 pm

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Today brings final Beshear COVID-19 press briefing

Gov. Andy Beshear’s regular press conferences about the coronavirus “provided a steady source of information, comforted some people and annoyed others and inadvertently spawned memes, ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Friday, June 11, 2021 4:30 pm

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End of Beshear’s Covid-19 press briefings Friday will signal, if not the end of the pandemic, the turning of a page and moving on

Gov. Andy Beshear’s regular press conferences about the coronavirus “provided a steady source of information, comforted some people and annoyed others and inadvertently spawned memes, ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:53 pm

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Beshear starts incentives to get people vaccinated Includes 15 scholarships for students, three $1 million drawings

As coronavirus vaccination rates in Kentucky keep slowing, Gov. Andy Beshear has announced new lottery-style incentives: $1 million each for three residents who have received ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:23 pm