COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

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Several COVID-19 vaccination clinics are taking place throughout the KUAF listening area during August.

For more information about vaccine clinics, vaccinations and other covid-19 information, you can click here, or call 800- 985-6030

July Virus Cases Surge

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July ended with COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations nearing the highs of the winter surge. We talked to Rachel Sanchez-Smith and Rob Wells from Arkansas Covid about what the summer numbers regarding the virus might mean going forward.

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University of Arkansas - Fayetteville administrative, academic, facilities and medical leaders discussed how best to accomodate as many as 28,000 students expected over the next several weeks on campus, just as a dangerous COVID-19 variant is surging in the region. 

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As the virus surges in Arkansas and hospitals are full or nearly full, Governor Asa Hutchinson is again implementing a statewide public health emergency. He's also calling a special session of the Arkansas Legislature to possibly consider amending a new law that prohibits school districts from implementing mask mandates.

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As virus numbers rise in Arkansas, the research into the protection provided by COVID-19 antibodies continues.

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Dr. Huda Sharaf, Chief Medical Director of the University of Arkansas Pat Walker Health Center in Fayetteville, as well as a key Fayetteville City Health Board member, explains why the new even more life-threatening COVID-19 Delta variant is spreading so quickly through the unvaccinated population in Arkansas.

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School will soon be back in session, leaving parents and teachers concerned. Act 1002, sponsored by State Senator Trent Garner (R - El Dorado), is currently preventing any school district or local government from reinstating a mask mandate. Despite the rise in cases and the low vaccination rates, Garner stands by the bill, citing personal choice and personal responsibility over government enforcement.

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Michael Bolding, MD, a veteran pandemic physician and hospitalist at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville agreed to be filmed by his media team inside a COVID-19 critical care unit to warn the public about a dangerous SARS-CoV-2 resurgence  in northwest Arkansas.

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Arkasnas ranks 48th in the nation for COVID-19 vaccinations - around 35 percent -  and rural populations continue to have disproportionately lower rates. Health officials are now trying to combat misinformation and other barriers to access, as the threat from the delta variant looms. 

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The Fayetteville City Board of Health, one of only a few such boards authorized in the state, is meeting more frequently to address a COVID-19 outbreak in the city driven by the Delta variant. Top of the agenda are how to protect incoming college and public school students, as well as residents, given a majority Conservative state legislature has banned both muncipal emergency ordinances, as well as state executive emergency declarations.

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