GOP Governors Fight Virus Mandates as the Party’s Covid-19 Politics Harden

As several Republican-controlled states confront their worst outbreaks yet, their leaders — following the base — have doubled down on resisting vaccine and mask requirements.

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G.O.P. Governors Fight Mandates as the Party’s Covid Politics Harden

As several Republican-controlled states confront their worst outbreaks yet, their leaders — following the base — have doubled down on resisting vaccine and mask requirements.

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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? In Ohio, You Just Need Luck, and a Covid Vaccine.

With virus vaccinations on the decline nationally, states are offering big incentives, even $1 million prizes. Will it work?

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Ohio’s Vaccine Lottery Is Working, Writes Gov. Mike DeWine

Unconventional strategies to increase vaccinations are worth it. 

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Ohio Lottery to Give 5 People $1 Million Each to Encourage Vaccination

To bolster slumping demand for the vaccine, the state will use federal coronavirus relief funds to pay for a weekly lottery beginning May 26.

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Fed Up With Remote Learning, Governors Make a Push to Reopen Schools

A bipartisan group of governors decided to flex its muscle and get students back into classrooms, despite union resistance and bureaucratic hesitancy.

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Ohio Medical Board Reopens 91 Sexual Assault Cases Involving Doctors

The review was prompted by an investigation into how Richard H. Strauss, a former team doctor at Ohio State who was implicated in at least 177 sex-abuse cases, had gone undetected for so long.

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As the Virus Spikes, Vaccine Distribution Is One More Hurdle for States

Mass vaccination would be a challenge under any circumstances. But doing it during an out-of-control pandemic is straining states, cities and health departments.

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Ohio Governor Says His Flawed Virus Test Shouldn’t Undercut New, Rapid Methods

Several states are trying to increase coronavirus testing with faster methods, undeterred by less accurate but quicker readouts.

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How Accurate Are Virus Tests? Gov DeWine’s Results Show Positives and Negatives

With testing delays nationwide, experts are increasingly recommending a new type of rapid test that gives less accurate results. It is imperfect, but as one expert put it, “pretty good is a lot better than none.”

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Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio Tests Positive for Coronavirus on Way to Meet Trump

The governor, who has been a leading voice among Republicans in warning of the dangers of the virus, tested positive while being screened to greet President Trump in Cleveland.

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An Ex-Times Reporter. An Ohio Wedding Provider. Covid Contrarians Go Viral.

Anger at lockdowns and mask mandates provides fertile ground for arguments about the best way to fight the virus.

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Coronavirus and Reopening: As Governors Urge Caution, G.O.P. Lawmakers Rebel

In Ohio, a Republican governor is facing an open revolt from members of his own party over whether to keep businesses closed.

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Masks Become a Flash Point in the Virus Culture Wars

As people resume going out in public in the middle of a pandemic, to wear or not to wear a face mask has become a personal statement and sometimes a political one.

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Ohio’s G.O.P. Governor Splits From Trump, and Rises in Popularity

Mike DeWine, a low-key career politician, has followed health experts’ guidance as Ohio confronts the coronavirus. His constituents are overwhelmingly appreciative.

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Gretchen Whitmer: My Gut-Wrenching Coronavirus Choices

The actions Republican and Democratic governors have taken have been done to protect families from the spread of the coronavirus.

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Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina Move to Reopen as Hot Spots Emerge

Even as some states move to restart their economies, coronavirus hot spots are emerging, including at a state prison in Ohio.

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Trump Fans Protest Against Governors Who Have Imposed Virus Restrictions

The president’s stark departure from his message on Thursday night, when he announced guidelines for governors to reopen their states and said they would “call your own shots,” suggested he was ceding any semblance of national leadership on the pandemic.

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Why Trump Doesn’t Seem to Understand About Coronavirus

Why did it take so long to do the right thing?

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Governors Fight Back Against Coronavirus Chaos: ‘It’s Like Being on eBay With 50 Other States’

A chorus of governors from across the political spectrum is challenging the Trump administration’s assertion that the United States is well-stocked to test and care for coronavirus patients.

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