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  • WYFF News 4
  • WTAE-TV Pittsburgh
  • KOCO-5 Oklahoma City

Recent articles by Brian:

Omicron surge taking measurable toll on kids

The latest wave of the omicron variant is having a significant impact on kids from hospitalizations to schools, according to some local leading authorities on children’s issues. → Read More

'There is no treatment': COVID-19 outpatient treatment disappearing

As COVID-19 hospitalizations reach new records, the list of treatments effective enough to help keep people out of the hospital just got shorter. → Read More

COVID outpatient treatments evaporate with omicron

Some of the COVID-19 treatments most effective at keeping people out of the hospital have suddenly evaporated with the arrival of the omicron variant. → Read More

Two rulings, two decisions for US Supreme Court on vaccine mandates

The U.S. Supreme Court has made two separate rulings on vaccine mandates for businesses and hospitals and both are already having a far-reaching impact. → Read More

Cincinnati hospitals at capacity with latest omicron cases

The omicron surge is pushing hospitals to capacity as they struggle to keep up with the highest number of COVID-19 patients on record. → Read More

Record COVID-19 numbers swamp local hospitals

COVID-19 hospitalizations have jumped to the highest levels ever seen in Hamilton County as hospitals struggle with staffing and fatigue. → Read More

Largest local school district goes virtual, others close

Surging COVID-19 cases are having a dramatic effect on many school districts that are choosing a temporary return to virtual learning. → Read More

Children's COVID-19 cases skyrocket

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital is among many hospitals in the nation now admitting the highest number of kids for COVID-19 since the pandemic began. → Read More

Winter strikes hard on some Kentucky roads

Winter had been mostly mild until snow hit Thursday. → Read More

First 2022 snowfall complicated by timing not accumulation

Road crews have spent the past two days preparing for a snowstorm with a potential problem level measured more by when it hits than by how much snow accumulates. → Read More

Increasing number of hospital workers sidelined

As the omicron-charged surge pushes COVID-19 cases toward the highest levels ever, many hospitals are working short-staffed. → Read More

Omicron presents double dilemma for hospitals

As omicron-driven COVID-19 cases rise to levels that are beginning to surpass the highest levels since the pandemic began, hospitals are facing the impact of a double dilemma. → Read More

Surging COVID-19 jams test sites as Christmas approaches

At the Gravity COVID-19 testing site in Covington, the line not only wound through the testing site but outside and around the corner reaching the Brent Spence Bridge nearly a half-mile away. → Read More

Ohio COVID-19 cases hit all-time high as Christmas approaches

Ohio has hit the highest number of COVID-19 cases ever reported in a single day with Christmas just days away. → Read More

Omicron already replacing delta as most dominate US variant

The most contagious coronavirus variant detected is now the most prevalent one in the U.S. with some of the nation’s biggest get-together holidays just ahead. → Read More

'I give it another week or two': Rising COVID-19 cases threaten to surpass highest levels ever

Rising COVID-19 numbers have hit the highest levels ever in parts of northern Ohio and the trend of increasing cases is moving south like a gathering storm. → Read More

'See something, say something' tested by social media threats

School districts and police spent Friday on high alert after a disturbing social media challenge emerged. → Read More

Devastating tornado rips through Dawson Springs, Kentucky

After a massive tornado ripped through some Dawson Springs, Kentucky, neighborhoods, there are some who have almost nothing left and some who have even less. → Read More

Boosters for 16- and 17-year-olds approved in time for Christmas protection

More people than ever are eligible for COVID-19 boosters after federal regulators approved eligibility for those down to age 16. → Read More

‘Christmas wish’ among reasons for sudden vaccine and booster urgency

A rising number of COVID-19 cases is driving a new rush on vaccines and boosters as the holidays approach. → Read More