Ellie’s story: One of first Columbus kids to get vaccine
The Chardos family has been under strict quarantine since March 2020 to protect Ellie, who has Down syndrome and is immunocompromised, from the coronavirus. Now that the FDA has given emergency use authorization for the Pfizer vaccine to be administered to children ages 5-11, Michelle and husband Jeff ensured... Read more
Feds say man lied to get $2.6 million in Covid relief funds
A small business owner in Georgia reportedly told federal investigators it was easy to get COVID-19 relief money through the Paycheck Protection Program during the pandemic — all he had to do was just keep “clicking on the buttons,” prosecutors said. Now the 47-year-old man is facing prison time... Read more
St. Francis-Emory to be ‘flagship’ hospital of new company
The owner of St. Francis-Emory Healthcare is merging with a hospital chain to create a new healthcare company by the end of 2021. LifePoint Health, owner of the hospital, and Kindred Healthcare announced plans Tuesday to establish ScionHealth, a new national health system that will launch at the close... Read more
Nearly 90 percent of Fort Benning personnel vaccinated, general says
The number of military personnel at Fort Benning vaccinated against COVID-19 has more than doubled since Aug. 24, when Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin signed a memo mandating COVID-19 vaccines for uniformed members of the Armed Forces. Read the full article: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Read more
Columbus State professors, students demand stricter Covid rules
Columbus State University professors and students demanded tighter COVID-19 protocols on campus during a protest Friday afternoon. Read the full article: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Read more

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