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PNS Daily Newscast - April 1, 2020 


Nine cruise ships stranded as ports won't take them. Trump warns of tough two-week stretch. And rent is due, even in midst of COVID-19.

2020Talks - April 1, 2020 


Instead of delaying in-person primaries and caucuses, Alaska, Hawai'i and Wyoming have cancelled them and switched to vote-by-mail. It's Trans Day of Visibility, and the two remaining Democrats showed their support on Twitter. And the Trump administration has rolled back protections for the transgender community.

Public News Service - KY: Health

People age 65 and older make up 16% of Kentucky's population, according to Census data. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORRT, Ky. -- Kentuckians age 50 and older spoke to officials on Monday about the coronavirus and the state's response to the public health crisis. Led by AARP Kentucky, the tele-town hall gave residents a chance to phone in questions about how to prevent the spread of the virus, the availabil

Video conferencing technology, such as FaceTime and Zoom, are just some of the online tools people can use to stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

By Fran Korten Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan Reporting for the YES! Media-Kentucky News Connection Collaboration FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Over the past two weeks, a new term has erupted in everyday speech. Social Distancing. That's what we are all supposed to do. But that's exactly what we should

One in 10 Kentucky adults has been told he or she has pre-diabetes. (Adobe Stock)

PAINTSVILLE, Ky. -- It's estimated that 1 in 4 Kentuckians has undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. Local prevention programs across the state are working to help residents control their blood sugar and decrease their risk for diabetes-related complications - especially amid the growing coronavirus pandemic

Common practices to stop the spread of COVID-19 are nearly impossible to enact among incarcerated populations. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- While most of the country practices frequent handwashing and social distancing, prisons and jails are housing people that can't take basic precautions against contracting the coronavirus or giving it to others. Tyrone Walker, associate at the Justice Policy Institute, said most f

Health experts recommend staying at home as much as possible to avoid spreading the new coronavirus. (Adobe Stock)

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, so does anxiety. Health professionals say social distancing, frequent hand washing for 20 seconds with hot, soapy water, and staying at home if you feel sick are especially critical to protecting the state's vulnerable populations.

Nearly 1.8 million Kentuckians live with pre-existing conditions, including cancer, asthma and diabetes. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentuckians living with diabetes, cancer, asthma and other chronic health conditions are worried about the fate of the Affordable Care Act, which bans insurers from denying coverage based on pre-existing medical conditions. Gov. Andy Beshear has announced his support for House Bil

The SARS-CoV-2 virus is a betacoronavirus, like MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV, and all three viruses originate in bats, according to the CDC. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky public health officials are preparing for the possibility that COVID-19 could spread within the Commonwealth. No cases in the state have been reported so far. However, Dr. Brent Wright, president of the Kentucky Medical Association, says COVID-19, like any other infectio

Tobacco use costs Kentucky an estimated $1 billion a year in direct health-care expenses. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new heat-not-burn tobacco product called IQOS for sale in the U.S., but some Kentucky public-health officials say consumers are being left in the dark when it comes to knowing what the side effects and long-term health risks of n

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