Al Cross, Author at The Advocate-Messenger

COVID-19 vaccine

Coronavirus vaccinations and cases continue to slow in Kentucky

Vaccinations for the coronavirus in Kentucky continue to slow, with the state reporting only 9,246 additional Kentuckians getting their first dose of vaccine since yesterday’s ... Read more

by Al Cross, Friday, April 30, 2021 12:53 pm

COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccination demand plummets for second week in a row

State used only 39% of the vaccine doses it received last week Kentucky used less than 40 percent of the coronavirus vaccine doses it received ... Read more

by Al Cross, Friday, April 30, 2021 10:25 am

News

Virus case numbers keep falling, but reporting may have been limited

Some key measures of the pandemic in Kentucky continued to fall Tuesday, but it remains to be seen how much that has to do with ... Read more

by Al Cross, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 8:39 am

News

Legislature aims at addressing emergency powers of governor

The legislature’s planned changes in the governor’s emergency powers will address “an institutional situation, not an individual situation” like Gov. Andy Beshear’s ongoing mandates during ... Read more

by Al Cross, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:40 am

News

Why do they require two doses? and other questions about the Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines, answered

The Covid-19 vaccines being distributed in the U.S. require two doses to achieve the effectiveness level of 95 percent recorded in clinical trials. Multiple doses are ... Read more

by Al Cross, Monday, January 4, 2021 7:15 am

News

Beshear says people 75 and older have ‘compelling argument’ to get virus vaccine after nursing homes and health-care workers

Kentuckians 75 and older have a “very compelling argument” to be among those next in line to get vaccines for the novel coronavirus, Gov. Andy ... Read more

by Al Cross, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 2:10 pm

Opinion

Mischievous Christmas gifts for KY politicians, a tradition continued

Thirty-nine years ago, Ed Ryan, then the Frankfort Bureau chief of The Courier-Journal, wrote a column headlined “Possible gifts for officials, first family.” Ed had ... Read more

by Al Cross, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 3:51 pm

address

Beshear needs help with preventive pandemic messages

It’s rare for a high-ranking official to seek advice publicly, but that’s exactly what Gov. Andy Beshear did Wednesday at his daily coronavirus briefing, seemingly ... Read more

by Al Cross, Friday, December 11, 2020 7:33 am

Opinion

Amendment 2, on the ballot, has a hidden agenda, but it’s a good one

As our tumultuous, pandemic-extended election consumes the country, this space takes a breath to offer a closer look at something important on Kentucky’s ballot, and ... Read more

by Al Cross, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 4:12 pm

Opinion

Grading political leaders through pandemic

As we approach a crucial election, it’s time to think about the sort of leaders we want and need at all levels of government – ... Read more

by Al Cross, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 3:58 pm

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