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Alabama State Senator Randy Price In ICU With COVID-19

Brent Wilson | July 12, 2020

This story is breaking and will be updated as more information is available. Alabama State Senator Randy Price (R-Opelika) has been hospitalized at East Alabama Medical Center and currently in the ICU with COVID-19. In a Facebook post on Price’s profile, Facebook user Bryant Whaley...

Gov. Ivey Breaks Silence On COVID-19, Says Very Little

Brent Wilson | June 17, 2020

Governor Kay Ivey broke her silence today with a tweet, stating that “COVID-19 is still a threat” and encouraging Alabamians to abide by the Safer At Home order that is in effect until July 3rd, 2020. Ivey has come under fire recently for staying silent...

A Drug UAB Helped Develop Will Now Be Used To Treat COVID-19 Patients

Brent Wilson | May 1, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir for the treatment of suspected or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in adults and children hospitalized with severe disease. They note, “While there is limited information known about the safety and...

AL Democratic Congressional Candidates Urge Lawmakers to Expand Medicaid

Dakota Layton | April 29, 2020

On Wednesday, Alabama Democratic Congressional candidates, Phyliss Harvey-Hall (AL-02), Dr. Adia Winfrey (AL-03), and Rick Neighbors (AL-04) issued a joint statement urging state lawmakers to expand Medicaid. The candidates declared, “The accelerating spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a crisis that threatens the health...

Birmingham To Require Face Coverings Starting May 1

Brent Wilson | April 28, 2020

Mayor Randall L. Woodfin has proposed and the Birmingham City Council has unanimously approved an ordinance to require the wearing of a face-covering in public during the COVID-19 health emergency. The ordinance requires an item to cover the nose and mouth of a person to...

Rep. Garrett: Ivey Will Announce Reopening Plans Tomorrow

Dakota Layton | April 27, 2020

On Monday, Alabama State Rep. Danny Garrett tweeted that Governor Kay Ivey would an announcement tomorrow regarding her plans for reopening the state’s economy. “On a call w/ members of the Alabama Legislature this morning, Gov. Ivey said she would make an announcement tomorrow (4/28)...

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