covid

Local Residents Affected by Bed Shortages in Hospitals

One local man, John Thornell, is speaking out saying he’s calling on state officials to work harder on finding a solution for the bed shortage problem. Dr. Scott Harris, state health officer, says the number of bed shortages are improving, but since the omicron variant hospitals have suffered. “Back in 2020, we had about 1500 inpatients across the state,” said…

Update: COVID Hospitalizations in Alabama, Blood Shortage

According the Dr. Don Williamson, CEO of the Alabama Hospital Association, as of Wednesday there were only about 5 1/2% of ICU beds available statewide. As the Omicron variant continues to spread, hospitals are now seeing a staff shortage along with ICU beds. “In parts of the state, we actually had more patients needing ICU care than we had available…

Health Officials Say Omicron Variant Could be More Infectious than Delta

Dr. Scott Harris says he agrees with President Biden and is urging Alabamians to get vaccinated this holiday season as a new COVID-19 variant is spreading. The Omicron variant has now been detected in every continent, but has not had a case reported in the U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday, he won’t be seeking any severe business or…

Annual Golf Classic Benefits Special Needs Children in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Dozens of golfers hit the links Wednesday at the Valley Grande Golf Course — to help children in the community with special needs. The 11th annual Evans Special Benefit Fund Golf Classic — raises money and awareness for agencies that serve special needs children. Cahaba Mental Health — Easter Seals — Selma City Schools —…

President Biden Suggests Companies Require Employees To Be Vaccinated

As the FDA gave the Pfizer vaccine it’s full and final approval, President Biden called on many who’ve waited to go get vaccinated. “The moment you’ve been waiting for is here, and it’s time for you to go get your vaccination and get it today,” said Biden in his speech on Monday. The President is not only encouraging all Americans…