Christmas card sales have dropped steadily in recent years. But card companies are using technology to try to keep the tradition alive.
As the flu season continues hospitals are seeing more cases of H1N1. Ohio State Medical Center has a number of people who are critically ill with the disease. WOSU reports most patients in ICU are on some kind of life support.
Catholic churches in Columbus are reviewing some of their worship rituals in an effort to stop the spread of swine flu. The bishop’s office has written to parishes urging them to take precautions. But it stopped short of making parishes suspend practices like shaking hands or drinking from a shared communion cup.
Worried parents of young children flocked to a Swine Flu Vaccine Clinic at the Historical Society today. But as soon as the doors opened at 2pm, the site was at capacity and officials starting turning others away.
Minority physicians in Central Ohio are doing their part to spread the word about swine flu vaccinations. The group of doctors are concerned too many African-Americans and other people of color are unaware of the benefits of the vaccine.
An estimated 23-hundred people lined up at the Columbus Health Department for a swine flu vaccination. Another flu vaccination clinic is scheduled this afternoon in Grove City.
Some schools in Franklin County might soon play an important part in vaccination efforts to protect against the H1N1 flu virus. Local health agencies are planning to conduct school-based clinics to vaccinate as many children as possible. As WOSU’s Sam Hendren reports, school nurses will play a role in the administration of the swine flu vaccine.
Columbus Children’s Hospital says it’s seeing up to 600 kids a day in its emergency department. But it is not the only hospital in the city to report an increase in patient volumes.
Funeral services are scheduled later today for 14 year old Jon Fowler. Fowler is the first Ohio child to die of swine flu complications. He attended Holy Spirit school in Whitehall.
An east side school and neighborhood are mourning the loss of a teenager Friday. WOSU reports on Central Ohio’s latest death from Swine Flu.
Ohio is set to receive its first round of swine flu vaccines sometime this week or next. WOSU reports emergency and health care workers will be the first to receive it in Franklin County.