STATE WIDE–If you want to get a rapid COVID test at one of the state-run testing sites you must now be 18 and under and symptomatic, or 50 and older. Those changes were announced Tuesday, due to the shortage of rapid tests that has caused problems around the country. That applies to tests and both […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Leaders at Indiana University Health on Tuesday said they are continuing to deal with a surge in coronavirus patients at the network’s 16 hospitals across the state. As of 12 p.m. Tuesday, there were more than 550 coronavirus patients at IU Health hospitals, according to Dr. Chris Weaver, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health is making changes to its testing operations due to high demand and a national shortage of rapid test kits. IMS Testing and Vaccination Clinic Hours are being extended at the clinic outside Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The hours, effective today, are noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday – Friday and 8 […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is partnering with Riley Children’s Health and IU Health to provide free COVID vaccinations, boosters, and flu shots to the public on Thursday, Jan. 6. The free walk-in clinic will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The clinic will not require paid admission to the museum; however, it’s […]

FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) — During Wednesday’s COVID-19 briefing, state health officials pleaded with the Biden administration to send more rapid COVID-19 test kits to Indiana. This comes a little more than a week after President Joe Biden announced the purchase of 500 million tests Americans could sign up to get sent directly to their homes. The […]

Toronto, Canada (CTV Network) — New research out of the Gauteng province of South Africa is providing more data on how effective the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine is against the Omicron variant. Published in the New England Medical Journal, the study found that a two-dose regimen of the Pfizer vaccine is 70 per cent effective against […]

(CNN) — The US hit a seven-day average of 265,427 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, blowing past the country’s previous record of about 252,000 daily cases, reported nearly a year ago on January 11. The new peak, according to Johns Hopkins University data, comes amid a rapid acceleration of infections in the United States — […]

(CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday shortened the recommended times that people should isolate when they’ve tested positive for Covid-19 from 10 days to five days if they don’t have symptoms — and if they wear a mask around others for at least five more days. The CDC also shortened the recommended time for people […]

INDIANAPOLIS — COVID-19 antibody therapies developed at Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly have been paused. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says the therapies are unlikely to be effective against the Omicron variant. The therapies from Eli Lilly were given Emergency Use Authorization to treat COVID-19 in February.  It was expanded earlier this month to treat […]

(CNN) — For Americans who suffer from weak immune systems, it felt like a miracle occurred on December 8. That day, the US Food and Drug Administration authorized a drug to help keep immune-compromised people from getting infected with the coronavirus. But that joy quickly turned to despair as patients learned the government has only […]