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County among highest COVID-19 incidence rates in Ky.

              The COVID-19 pandemic has surged forward again in Kentucky following the Thanksgiving holiday. State officials reported 2,813 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, which raised the seven-day average to 2,039, its highest rate since Oct. 12, according to Kentucky Health News. The seven-day infection rate is 41.73 per 100,000, placing Kentucky at 16th…

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ProPublica identifies local area; polluting ‘hot spot’

ProPublica, a New York-based nonprofit investigative journalism organization, has released what it bills as “The Most Detailed Map of Cancer-Causing Industrial Air Pollution in the U.S.,” and an area of Hancock is featured within the ranking of the nation’s top spots for “levels of excess cancer risk that the Environmental Protection Agency deems unacceptable.” A…

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Poole’s Pharmacy offering Pfizer booster shots

On September 22, 2021 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a single dose booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19. Poole’s Pharmacy Care in Lewisport offers the booster shot. “Current guidelines say people aged 65 and older can get the booster shot,” Poole’s Pharmacy Manager Adria Eubanks said. “Also, people age 18 to 64 with…

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Do masks work?

Does wearing a mask keep a person from contracting COVID-19? No, wearing a mask does not keep a person from catching COVID-19. Does wearing a mask help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus?  Absolutely, when combined with other methods to combat the virus! Masks work best as a vehicle to stop the spread of…

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