Omaha Police Union President in Critical Care for COVID-19

The president of the Omaha Police Officers Association, Tony Conner, is receiving intensive care due to complications of COVID-19, according to a press release from the union. The press release described his condition as  “critical, but stable.” Twenty five officers of the Omaha Police Department’s 902 sworn members have COVID-19, according to Lieutenant Sherie Thomas, […]

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Covid’s Challenges Can Bring Out the Best in People

Like everything else during COVID-19, traditions around sending the departed to meet their eternal reward get tested. Commemorating the deceased is not what it used to be. Limits on indoor gatherings, along with prescribed physical distancing and face masks, reflect concerns public health officials and average citizens harbor about the novel coronavirus threat. By mid-October […]

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As COVID-19 Cases Escalate, Hospitals Warn of Straining Staff, Resources

Public health officials and healthcare workers are again sounding the alarm that Omaha faces a grim future if COVID-19 infections don’t slow. The solution to stopping the spread lies in personal responsibility, according to the chief medical officers of the metro area’s largest healthcare systems. As for directed health measures and government restricting certain gatherings, […]

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Nebraska Draws Closer to a COVID-19 Crisis

By Chris Bowling See our COVID-19 data, updated daily, here. Where should we start this week? Do we talk about how Nebraska’s daily COVID-19 cases are through the roof? Or that Gov. Pete Ricketts imposed meek directed health measures to limit spread? Or that states recently submitted their plans to distribute a vaccine (which if […]

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Searching for Answers in A Worsening Pandemic

In last week’s column, I posed the question: “Health officials are trying to warn us about the pandemic, will we listen?” While it’s probably too early to see whether the data reflects a trend reversal, it certainly isn’t getting any better. Last week, the state surpassed its previous peak of daily COVID-19 cases on a […]

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