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The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Max:

More Ohioans hospitalized Wednesday than any time since COVID surge in January

Ohio saw more hospitalizations Wednesday than any time since January. Experts say the pandemic is to blame. → Read More

Even in pandemic, motorcycle club makes Thanksgiving meal for Faith Mission Downtown

The Saddle Tramps motorcycle club has been making Thanksgiving meals for clients at Faith Mission for more than 15 years. → Read More

Mount Carmel, OSU James Cancer Hospital partner to expand care options in Grove City

Mount Carmel Grove City will become affiliated with Ohio State's James Cancer Hospital. The partnership starts Jan. 1. → Read More

Free COVID tests: Columbus Public Health offering free at-home kits to use on Thanksgiving

The Columbus health commissioner says people should test their guests for COVID on Thanksgiving. → Read More

When will Columbus lift its mask mandate?

COVID cases must decline drastically for Columbus' mask mandate to expire. Some officials think it might not happen until 2022. → Read More

Tori Geib, advocate to end 'fail-first' cancer drug treatment policies, dies at 35

Tori Geib successfully fought for changes to the way cancer was treated in Ohio. She brought national attention to what it's like to live with cancer. → Read More

COVID could face a faster demise if more young kids get vaccinated

COVID vaccines were just approved for kids ages 5 to 11 and appointments for the shots are already filling up across the Columbus area. → Read More

Thousands of health care workers needed in Greater Columbus as COVID pandemic rages on

More than 500,000 health care workers have left their jobs since the pandemic began in 2020. Thousands of medical jobs are open in the Columbus area. → Read More

Nationwide Children's vaccinates first kids ages 5 to 11 for COVID in Columbus

The vaccine clinic at Nationwide Children's came just days after a COVID vaccine for young kids was granted federal approval for the first time. → Read More

A COVID breathalyzer: Ohio State researchers develop new test for coronavirus

A team of researchers at Ohio State University have developed a COVID-19 breathalyzer test that can detect the virus within seconds. → Read More

Colin Powell was vacinated against COVID but still died of complications. Here's what you need to know

Following Colin Powell's death, questions are arising about the COVID vaccine's effectiveness and booster shot recommendations. → Read More

Columbus ER wait times high as hospitals balance COVID patients with other health emergencies

Columbus emergency departments are struggling to keep up with COVID patients and those suffering from other emergency health issues, even as many other patients make unnecessary visits for minor problems. → Read More

Have you visited an ER lately? The Columbus Dispatch would like to hear from you

If you've recently visited a Columbus-area emergency room for any reason, The Dispatch would like to hear about your experience. → Read More

Little pushback from Columbus hospital workers over COVID vaccine mandate

Vaccination rates of Columbus-area hospital workers are increasing with deadlines for mandates approaching this fall. → Read More

COVID vaccines saved lives of 1,800 Ohio seniors in early 2021

A new federal study estimates COVID vaccines prevented thousands of infections among Ohio seniors. → Read More

Columbus Ronald McDonald House plans expansion

The Ronald McDonald House in Columbus will add dozens of new rooms and spaces as part of an expansion project. → Read More

Possibility of a COVID and flu 'twindemic' depends on the actions of Ohioans

The next flu season could be a bad one as COVID restrictions have eased and there's less natural immunity in the community, doctors say. → Read More

'Coping is hard.' Ohio State cancer doctor's own diagnosis helps him relate to his patients

The director of Ohio State's James Cancer Hospital talks about how his own diagnosis with leukemia has made him a more compassionate doctor. → Read More

Hospital leaders: Emergency departments, urgent cares overrun with COVID patients

In a new letter to The Dispatch, Greater Columbus hospital leaders asked COVID patients to seek help from their primary care doctors before showing up at an ER. → Read More

Ohio Dominican University requiring students, employees to get COVID vaccine

Around 80% of Ohio Dominican students and employees are already fully vaccinated, according to the university. → Read More