Anne Saker, Enquirer

Anne Saker


Cincinnati, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Anne:

Coronavirus: Panic buyers of hydroxychloroquine included an arthritic goldfish. Honest.

The things doctors say when they can't get what they want: "Do your job!" → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: How a team, some luck and 46 days made Dan Pilder a COVID-19 survivor

Dan Pildner spent 46 days at Cincinnati's Jewish Hospital, 28 of them on a ventilator, with COVID-19. Now he's home. Here's how that happened. → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: Hospitals resumed elective surgeries. Here's what you need to know.

The one-month hit to the Ohio Hospital Association from the shutdown is about $1.34 billion, or about $2.01 billion for the six-week stoppage. → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: 3 in 10 of all COVID-19 deaths were people in long-term care

Eleven deaths were in Hamilton County facilities, and eight in Warren County. The Warren County cases make up 72% of the county's COVID-19 deaths. → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: Pay cuts for doctors at UC Health, execs at Cincinnati Children's

The new belt-tightening came as hospitals systems across Ohio prepare to restart nonessential surgeries on Friday. → Read More

Coronavirus: Q&A with Christ Hospital nurse on a COVID-19 floor

Nurse Ron Stump signed up to work in ICU through the pandemic. "We are well taken care of by the community. I haven’t paid for a lunch in weeks." → Read More

Sick with coronavirus, 7 months pregnant, nurse fears, 'I'm not going to make it through'

Megan Sites of Celina was seven months pregnant when she got sick with COVID-19. Doctors in two hospitals had to move fast to save her and her baby. → Read More

6 local women have been fatally shot during the stay-at-home order – more than all of 2019

In 2019, five women were fatally shot in Cincinnati. This year, six women have been killed in shootings in April alone. → Read More

Coronavirus: Deciding whether to move a loved one from a care facility amid pandemic

As of April 22, at least 825 COVID-19 cases occurred in 90 facilities in 23 counties, the state reported. The count was 13 cases lower on April 16. → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: Turmoil between nurses' union and UC Health over working conditions

Nurses union president says UC Health has "stonewalled" questions over equipment supply, work hour changes and who's infected with the coronavirus → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: Dental care moves to telemedicine in shutdown

Millions of Americans take dental pain to the emergency room. Dentists say call your provider first. Patients often can be treated over the phone. → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: Colerain assisted-living center disputes state's count of 37 cases

ODH shuts down new website on virus cases in long-term care to check its math after operators complain the numbers were wrong. Update comes Wednesday. → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: Cincinnati begins quest to learn if blood plasma can treat COVID-19

UC Health, the Christ Hospital and others are testing plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 as a treatment for those still ill. → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: One Hamilton County facility has 37 of area's 88 nursing-home cases

At least 700 cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in Ohio care facilities. The state would not release the number of deaths. → Read More

Coronavirus: It's no Four Seasons, but Xavier opens doors for TriHealth caregivers

Six TriHealth hospital workers caring for COVID-19 patients have moved into Xavier Village apartments to avoid spreading infection. → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: Here's what you need to know about antibody testing

These tests don't show where the virus is. They only show where the virus was. But they're easy and fast. → Read More

Coronavirus: St. Joseph delivers food, schoolwork and a familiar face

For six weeks on Mondays and Thursdays, four teams have been riding across the city dropping off bags of food and manila envelopes of schoolwork. → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: What is contact tracing? How we stamp out infectious disease

Ohio is seeking to build the current force of contact tracers of about 700 workers to between 1,750 and 2,000 in coming months. → Read More

Coronavirus: Hospitals need to check all COVID-19 patients for stroke, UC researchers say

The UC paper also provides a rare, nearly real-time report on one branch of hospital medicine, the treatment of stroke, adapting to a new pathogen. → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: What are the rules if hospitals face the nightmare scenario?

When developed, the standard of care will give doctors and nurses ethical clarity should they be confronted with a situation none of them imagined. → Read More