Tag: COVID-19 pandemic

BEIJING (AP) — China eked out 2.3% economic growth in 2020, likely becoming the world’s only major economy to expand as shops and factories reopened relatively early from a shutdown to fight the coronavirus while…

The COVID-19 variant that emerged in the U.K. and sparked concerns of faster spread could become dominant in the U.S. as soon as March, government public health researchers said in a report. Several lines of…

Allen Community College is ramping up for the spring term, poised to navigate the challenges brought about COVID-19. According to vice president Cynthia Jacobson, “we’re doing better than we did to start off last semester”…

Stop us if you’ve heard this before. Iola High’s Fillies, whose season already has been disrupted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, are idle once again. The girls learned Monday afternoon they’d be unable to play…

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA is also seeing a blowout epidemic. One can only wonder if the two are related. Games are turning into runaways far more than usual throughout the first three weeks…

Vaccinations against the COVID-19 virus are in full swing in Allen County and across the country. To understand more about the vaccine and the distribution process, this Register reporter sat down with Kimberly Whitaker, head…

Eleven people in Allen County have died from COVID-19 complications, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.  All but one of the deaths took place in November and December. Five deaths have been…

The winter sports season — idle since before Christmas — ramps up quickly, with high school and middle school athletes returning to action this week. Iola’s basketball players and wrestlers are anticipating a busy two…

Postseason assignments for the 2020-21 basketball season have been announced. Iola’s Mustangs and Fillies are in the Class 4A substate, and will compete Feb. 27-March 6 against Fort Scott, Louisburg, Ottawa and Paola for a…

Dear Dr. Roach: There is much information about the spread of COVID germs from coughing, sneezing, speaking, etc. However, I have not seen anything about two other ways that could also spread the germs. Could…