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KPR Staff Monday, March 8th, 2021

KPR has put together this handy one-stop spot to help you get the information you need during the coronavirus crisis.

Members of a fundraising board got early access to COVID-19 shots at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Board members at a Topeka hospital got COVID-19 shots before many other workers.

 New federal rules aim to help pharmacies give the COVID-19 vaccine to more people faster. (Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Health officials will be leaning on more workers to speed COVID vaccine shots.

Hospitals across the country published millions of previously secret prices on their websites this month (Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR Radio)
Kansas News Service Monday, January 18th, 2021

Health experts hope the new transparency could help slow the rising cost of medical treatment and expose disparities in the cost of procedures.

(Photo: March of Dimes / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Virtually everyone in the tiny town of Protection, Kansas, showed up on the same day in 1957 to get vaccinated against polio. That's not likely to happen with the COVID-19 vaccine. Politics and conspiracy theories are dividing a town once famous for pulling together.

Kansas News Service Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Kansas trails the nation in reported per capita vaccinations for the coronavirus and the rollout has some public health officials frustrated.

Pat Gray gave up her crutches in 2006 and began using a wheelchair so that her arms would stay strong. (Photo by Anne Kniggendorf, Kansas News Service)
KCUR Radio Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Eighty-year-old Pat Gray lost most of the use of her legs to the polio virus when she was just 12-years-old. Today, she's encouraging everyone to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

A worker at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City prepares doses of Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine against the virus that causes COVID-19 on Dec. 14. (Photo courtesy of Truman Medical Center)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

Workers and residents at Kansas long-term care facilities have been approved to get vaccinated over the next three months. But families waiting anxiously to visit facility residents may not have easy access to their loved ones for several more months, at a minimum.

The number of COVID-19 deaths by day in Kansas. (Graph from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment)
Kansas News Service Friday, December 11th, 2020

Kansas coronavirus deaths accelerated in recent months.

Courtney Farr sleeps on his father's chest when he was a young boy, in 1979. (Photo submitted by Courtney Farr)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

The obituary for Dr. Marvin Farr says the science that guided his professional life as a veterinarian has been disparaged by many of the same people who depended on his knowledge to care for their animals.

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