KFF’s research found insurers are reinstating costs as unvaccinated people account for a majority of COVID hospitalizations nationwide, but in Alabama, insurers ended these waivers before a vaccine was widely available.
Suicide is something no one wants to talk about, but mental health experts say it's a critical conversation to start. The rate of suicide in Alabama is higher than the national average. It's a problem so pervasive, the CDC says suicide is the second leading cause of death for people between 10 and 34 years old.
The isolation is meant for infection control, but it also keeps the strain this virus is having on the healthcare system out of the public’s view. For weeks, hospitals across Alabama have reported more patients needing ICU care than there are beds available.
Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are on the rise in Alabama. State health leaders tell us right now they are working several COVID-19 outbreaks. Dr. Karen Landers with the Alabama Department of Public Health calls it a “disturbing trend”.
If you’ve seen the trash piled up on the side of the road lately, you’re not alone. It’s an ongoing problem and you’re paying for it. In this On Your Side Investigation we set out to find exactly how much.
A couple of months ago, we told you about a woman dealing with major flooding in her apartment. After the story air, management fixed the problem. That's just one of hundreds of cases we investigate every year. Now, we're looking into what you can do if your landlord isn't responding to complaints.
Suspended Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes is indicted on five ethics violations for reportedly using his elected position for personal gain, one count of perjury and one count of conspiracy to commit theft.
The FDA has given Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to three COVID-19 vaccines and in early May, Pfizer and BioNTech became the first to apply for full approval through a Biologics License Application (BLA).
The COVID-19 vaccine is free and while providers are not expected to work for free, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says providers must administer the vaccine with no out-of-pocket cost to the recipient.
From mold, to rats, to a busted AC, we hear it all when it comes to people dealing with issues in apartments and homes they are renting. We hear from hundreds of people each year who need help with this problem.
“When we identified the UK variant, we estimated that incidence based on what we had sequenced about 2 percent. Now, well about a couple weeks ago, it was 40 percent. Based on our most recent sequencing run, it’s probably more like 60 percent of the UK variant in the state,” said Dr. Leal.
Trimble said UAB has been pulling six doses of vaccine from the five-dose vials since December by using low dead space syringes. “Dead space” is the area between the syringe hub and the needle where vaccine gets trapped. It’s usually only a few drops, but in this case, enough to make a difference.