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On the Beat – Health & Fitness

February 25th, 2021 by

‘OUR BEST CHANCE’: MEET ONE OF THE NURSES RACING TO VACCINATE BLOOMINGTON AGAINST COVID-19

Feb. 16, 2021

Matt Cohen, Indiana Daily Student

Lexie Matthews is a retired nurse administering vaccines in Bloomington. She even vaccinated her first-grade teacher and her mother. She hopes this will put us on the path to get back to normalcy.



COMMISIONERS APPROVE $21K FOR ELEVATOR AIR PURIFIERS

Feb. 5, 2021

Michael Reshke, The Herald Times

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved spending over $20,000 for elevator air purification systems. Although the purification systems have not been proven to kill the virus, they have had success against similar viruses.



BIDEN STARTS ROLLING BACK TRUMP ANTI-ABORTION RULES

Jan. 28, 2021

Alice Miranda Ollstein, Politico

President Joe Biden has signed executive orders that will roll back some of the former administration’s abortion restrictions. The orders will restore federal funding to abortion providers and organizations.



HERE’S WHY IT WILL BE HARD TO RAMP UP COVID VAXX PRODUCTION

Jan. 26, 2021

Liz Szabo, Sarah Jane Tribble, Arthur Allen, and Jay Hancock, The Daily Beast

Vaccine makers Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech are working nonstop to provide millions of vaccines to the American people. They are under intense pressure as new viral variants have shown up, making vaccinating much more important.



ABOUT TWO-THIRDS OF BLACK WOMEN AND LATINAS DON’T KNOW WHERE TO GET A COVID VACCINE

Jan. 22, 2021

Shefali Luthra, 19th News

Black women and Latinas have a higher risk of infection to COVID-19, yet many have reported not knowing where to acquire a vaccine. The racial disparity shows the challenge of vaccinating he people affected most by the virus.



OUT-OF-STATE IU STUDENTS CURRENTLY INELIGIBLE FOR SECOND COVID-19 VACCINE DOSE IN INDIANA

Jan. 22, 2021

David Wolfe Bender, Indiana Daily Student

Out-of-state students and staff are currently not able to get a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This leaves a lot of unanswered questions, such as when or if they will be able to get a second dose in the future.



COVID-19 CHANGES SAFETY PROTOCOL IN BLOOMINGTON GYMS AND STUDIOS

Dec. 3, 2020

Caroline Theil, Bloomington Beat

Orangetheory has worked closely with public health officials in order to provide safe workouts to patrons wanting to exercise. Its goal is to keep its doors open while keeping its customers safe.



CLIMBERS ADJUST TO NEW GYM RULES DURING THE PANDEMIC 

DEC. 3, 2020

Carl Cote, Bloomington Beat

Hoosier Heights has had to adapt to the new way of life. Wearing masks and staying socially distanced has become a standard for climbers. After reopening, it’s doing everything it takes to stay open and keep people safe.



AMERICA’S POOR HEALTH IS JEOPARDIZING ITS FUTURE

Oct. 24, 2020

Bryan Walsh, Axios

Improving our health is important for avoiding future problems. America’s pre-existing conditions make the country an easy target for COVID-19, and could allow future pandemics to ravage our country.



WINGS OFFERS OUTDOOR ADVENTURES FOR WOMEN BY WOMEN 

June 24, 2020

Laurie D. Borman, Limestone Post

Women looking to get involved with outdoor group activities, WINGS is the place to be. The group offers various activities, such as archery, hiking, fishing and many others. It is a great way to make new friends and enjoy the outdoors.