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The Health Collaborative's "Get Out The Vax" campaign aims to vaccinate 80% of the population of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky by July 4. Since launching last month, the vaccination rate has jumped 17% in the region. But Health Commissioner Greg Kesterman says it may take more time to reach that 80% goal than hoped.

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It's a catchy title – TriState Strong: Getting To Zero – for the one-hour local coronavirus special on Thursday, Dec. 10, involving three Cincinnati TV stations, three radio stations, the Enquirer, four hospital networks and more than a dozen Cincinnati personalities.

Exactly what are we getting to zero?

Hamilton County Commission (screenshot from Nov. 12, 2020 briefing)

As Hamilton County heads into the holiday season, county officials are sounding the alarm on concerns of rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

Commission President Denise Driehaus said the week-over-week increase in new infections is over 4,000. Last week the county reported an increase of 2,000.

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Hamilton County has officially launched its effort to increase COVID-19 testing in the county.

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Greater Cincinnati hospitals are revising visitation policies put in place at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cincinnati Edition speaks with Sara Moore, senior manager of emergency preparedness with the non-profit Health Collaborative about their work responding to health care emergencies in the Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana region.

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A survey by the University of Cincinnati found that African-American adults in Greater Cincinnati are more likely than white adults to report they believe their race and their ability to pay or their type of health insurance negatively impacted the treatment they received from medical professionals.