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Wellness Wednesday: COVID pandemic

Crown Pointe Care Center resident Rebecca Meeker, left, receives a COVID-19 vaccine from Dr. Kate Latta, PharmD, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Meeker was the first long-term care patient in Ohio to receive a vaccine.
Jay LaPrete
Associated Press

During a recent interview on 60 Minutes, President Biden said that while problems remain with COVID, the pandemic is over.

Despite the optimism, over 400 people are dying daily from the virus.

And children’s vaccination rates remain low with just 7.5 percent of those under 5 being fully vaccinated.

Today, we are taking a look at the progress made in combating the pandemic and the work still to be done. We'll also discuss sickle cell anemia and food insecurity.


  • Annie Ross-Womack, Director of the Ohio Sickle Cell and Health Association
  • Jason Wilson, Vice President of Communications, Partnership for a Healthier America
  • Dr. John Swartzberg, Infectious disease specialist at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health

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