Al Cross, Author at The Advocate-Messenger


Covid-19 is killing 40 Kentuckians a day

Most measures of the pandemic in Kentucky inched down Wednesday, except the most serious: deaths and Covid-19 patients on mechanical ventilation. The state reported 52 ... Read more

by Al Cross, Friday, September 24, 2021 9:06 am


Earl Paxton McQuerry, 89

Earl Paxton McQuerry, 89, of Lancaster, died on Sept. 5, 2021. Arrangements by Ramsey-Young Funeral Home. Read more

by Al Cross, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 2:39 pm


Beshear orders all in schools to wear masks, says he’s willing to re-institute broader indoor mask mandate ‘if necessary’

KENTUCKY HEALTH NEWS Citing what his health chief called “the fastest and steepest rise of the entire pandemic” Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear issued an emergency ... Read more

by Al Cross, Wednesday, August 11, 2021 2:06 pm


State reports 1,054 new COVID cases, raising weekly infection rate by 18% in one day; State as a whole is ‘orange’

If there was any doubt that the coronavirus is surging in Kentucky, it was dispelled by Tuesday’s daily report from the state Department for Public ... Read more

by Al Cross, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:18 am


Daily new cases hit a two-month high

At current rate, it will be early Dec. before 70% of Kentuckians are immunized Kentucky reported 669 new cases of the coronavirus Wednesday, the largest ... Read more

by Al Cross, Thursday, July 15, 2021 7:14 am

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


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


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


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

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