The state said more than 2.91 million Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 after an increase of 4,766.
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What’s more, 64% of unvaccinated Americans have little to no confidence the shots are effective against variants—including the delta variant that officials say is responsible for 83% of new cases in the U.S.—despite evidence that they offer strong protection.
Franciscan joins two other large hospital systems in central Indiana—Indiana University Health and Community Health Network—in laying down the new health requirement.
Local governments currently litigating, such as Indianapolis, were provided the ability to opt out of the state’s opioid plan. Those local governments have the opportunity to opt back in within 60 days of opting out, according to the attorney general’s office.
Members of the Indiana Court of Appeals haven’t changed their minds in a case involving a fired Anthem executive’s failed appeal of a jury verdict for the insurance company,
The CDC conducted its investigation of delta variant outbreaks in elder care facilities in Colorado, but that state isn’t alone in seeing nursing home outbreaks as large shares of staff remain unvaccinated. Indiana has its own troubling incident.
The state said more than 2.9 million Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 after a daily increase of 5,833. More than 2.87 million have received the first dose of a two-dose vaccination.
The vaccination rate for Purdue students is about twice the rate of individuals ages 16-29 across the state, the school said.
The health department reported five new deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, raising the cumulative total to 13,530.
The national settlement is expected to be the biggest single settlement in the complicated universe of litigation over the opioid epidemic in the United States. It won’t end the cases, but it would change them.
Revenue was down more than 50% over the previous fiscal year, from more than $1.1 billion to just more than $520 million, mostly because the lucrative college basketball tournaments were canceled as the coronavirus hit the United States early in 2020.
Indianapolis-based shopping mall owner Simon Property Group was among the companies hit hard Monday, with its stock falling 5.9%, to $117.19 per share.
The judge held a hearing on the case last week and wrote in his ruling dated Sunday that evidence so far shows that IU has pursued a reasonable policy in the “legitimate interest of public health for its students, faculty and staff.”
Stocks were down broadly Monday out of concern over rising infections in many countries, and airline and cruise line stocks were hit especially hard.
The state said more than 2.89 million Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 after a weekend increase of 9,947.
While U.S. case numbers and hospitalizations are still far below levels from the worst of the pandemic early this year, Dr. Vivek Murthy said the worsening situation shows the need to convince more people to get inoculations.
Vaccines cleared for emergency use still must undergo the stringent full approval process, a step that might help persuade some people who aren’t yet immunized to roll up their sleeves.
The state said more than 2.88 million Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 after a daily increase of 4,600. More than 2.85 million had received the first dose of a two-dose vaccination.
Pittsburgh, Miami, Carolina and Denver have the highest vaccination rates and are among 10 teams that have achieved at least 85%.