(INDIANAPOLIS) – As Indiana approaches the end of a nearly two-year emergency declaration, Governor Holcomb says the state has met the challenge of the pandemic, but he warns COVID-19 isn’t gone or close to gone. Indiana has averaged 27 COVID deaths a day since the first one last March. The state is in the middle […]

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — COVID-19 hospitalizations in Indiana have skyrocketed in the past month. Now, health care workers are sounding the alarm. Intensive Care Physician Doctor Graham Carlos from Eskenazi Health told News 8’s Camila Fernandez that it’s nerve-wracking. There were 1,221 COVID-19 hospitalizations on Nov. 5. One month later, that number has more than doubled […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) – One of the most vulnerable groups to serious COVID-19 infection is also one of the least vaccinated. Just under half of Hoosiers age 20-to-40 have been vaccinated. But among pregnant women, the vaccination rate is about a third. The CDC explicitly recommends the vaccine if you’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant. IU […]

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indiana House of Representatives majority introduced legislation that would end Governor Eric Holcomb’s COVID-19 emergency order, which was put into place at the start of the pandemic. “After more than a year and a half of Indiana being under a state of emergency, it’s time for us to end it. This […]

(BLOOMINGTON, Ind.) – There have been loud arguments about COVID precautions from vaccination to masks. But there are signs people are increasingly ignoring one of the most basic steps: staying home if you’re sick. In the last month, cases and hospitalizations have doubled, and case counts the last three days are the highest since January. […]

(BERNE, Ind.) – The bill to limit employer vaccine mandates has been formally introduced in the Indiana House, but changes are likely to at least a couple of provisions. House Majority Leader Matt Lehman’s (R-Berne) bill is mostly identical to a draft debated but not voted on last week. But Lehman says he expects some […]

(CNN) — The United States’ first confirmed case of the Omicron coronavirus variant has been identified in California. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the case was in an individual who traveled from South Africa on November 22 and tested positive for Covid-19 on November 29. That […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Doctors say it’s too soon to know whether the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is reason to worry. The Delta variant muscled out other COVID strains over the summer. In Indiana, it’s accounted for 96% of COVID infections this month, while the original strain and the Alpha, Beta and Gamma strains have disappeared entirely. […]

HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. – The Hamilton County Health Department will hold a virtual town hall Tuesday evening to answer questions and concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine and children. The Vaccines & Kids Town Hall, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will give parents a chance to ask questions about vaccine dosing, potential side effects of the […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is trying to address concerns and myths about COVID and the COVID vaccine. The museum hosted its second online Q&A on the vaccine, three days ahead of a vaccine clinic at the museum on Thursday. The clinic will offer COVID vaccinations from four to eight p.m. for all […]