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As a new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) swept through the world in 2020, preparedness plans, masking policies and more public policy changed just as quickly. WVXU has covered the pandemic's impact on the Tri-State from the very beginning, when on March 3, 2020, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine barred spectators from attending the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus over concerns about the virus, even though Ohio had yet to confirm a single case of COVID-19.

As COVID-19 Highlights Health Disparities, Mercy Health Opens Testing In Bond Hill

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Pleasant Hill Academy Principal Shauna Denise McDowell and staff from the school visited Mercy Health’s flu clinic in Bond Hill to thank caregivers for all they are doing to care for people in the community.";s:

Cincinnati Edition discusses health disparities in the Greater Cincinnati area.

We speak withIris Roley, the board chair of Community Economic Advancement InitiativesKiana Trabue, the executive director for The Health Collaborative's Greater Cincinnati/NKY's population health agenda, Gen-H; Felicia Beckham, a family practitioner nurse for Healthcare Connection; and Dr. Briana McFawn, the medical director of primary care for Mercy Heath Physicians, who will discuss Mercy’s new testing facility in Bond Hill.  

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.