Governor Beshear puts Kentucky COVID-19 briefings on pause again
Governor Beshear puts Kentucky COVID-19 briefings on pause again

Governor Beshear puts Kentucky COVID-19 briefings on pause again

Governor Andy Beshear has once again put a pause on his weekly COVID-19 briefings, citing ongoing improvements in the fight against the virus that has brought its fair share of ups and downs to Kentucky. Like other governors in the country, Beshear believes Kentucky has entered a new phase of the pandemic following the rise of omicron and the wide availability of vaccines. But Beshear was hesitant to say he ended the weekly updates forever. Before the delta rise, the governor paused his briefings only to bring them back when the variant began to hit the hospitals hard. Click on the video player below to see the full COVID-19 briefing. That’s why the governor said he only pauses the updates. hoping to make it permanent. That is, if the trends continue to move in the right direction. Beshear said cases have fallen for the seventh week in a row and the positivity rate is down to just over 4%. This is the lowest it has been since before the delta variant arrived in Kentucky. There were questions about whether Beshear thinks we’re moving into the endemic phase of COVID-19, to which he said it looks like we’re getting closer. “So much more about the virus, how to fight the virus. It has somehow become a part of our daily lives, “he said. “It’s part of it becoming endemic.” Beshear said his office is still planning to update COVID-19 data on Monday. The Team Kentucky updates – which focus on business development and other developments in the Commonwealth – will also continue. They often include an update on the pandemic.COVID-19 in Kentucky, Indiana: Recommendations, Tests, Vaccines The governor and state health officials have warned that it is up to the Kentuckians to do their part to continue moving the needle in the right direction . Although the omicron variant seems to have put us in a better environment with COVID-19 – on top of vaccinations – it is possible that another variant or increase may interfere with progress. “The top line today is that even though we still have some “fights, things keep moving in the right direction, and they keep moving at a regular pace. Every metric is moving in the right direction.” Beshear said he is ready to resume the briefings if that is the case.

Governor Andy Beshear has once again put a pause on his weekly COVID-19 briefings, citing ongoing improvements in the fight against the virus that has brought its fair share of ups and downs to Kentucky.

Like other governors in the country, Beshear believes Kentucky has entered a new phase of the pandemic following the rise of omicron and the wide availability of vaccines.

But Beshear was hesitant to say he ended the weekly updates forever. Before the delta wave, the governor paused his briefings only to bring them back when the variant began to hit the hospitals hard.

Click on the video player below to see the full COVID-19 briefing

That’s why the governor said he’s only pausing the updates, hoping to make it permanent. That is, if the trends continue to move in the right direction.

Beshear said cases have fallen for the seventh week in a row and the positivity rate is down to just over 4%. It is the lowest it has been since before the delta variant arrived in Kentucky.

There was question as to whether Beshear believes we are moving into the endemic phase of COVID-19, to which he said it appears we are approaching.

“We know so much more about the virus, how to fight the virus. It has somehow become a part of our daily lives,” he said. “It’s part of it becoming endemic.”

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Beshear said his office is still planning to update COVID-19 data on Monday. The Team Kentucky updates – which focus on business development and other developments in the Commonwealth – will also continue. They often include an update on the pandemic.

COVID-19 in Kentucky, Indiana: Recommendations, tests, vaccines

The governor and state health officials have warned that it is up to the Kentuckians to do their part to continue moving the needle in the right direction. Although the omicron variant seems to have put us in a better environment with COVID-19 – on top of vaccinations – it is possible that another variant or increase may interfere with progress.

“The top line today is that while we still have some struggles, things keep moving in the right direction and they keep moving at a regular pace. Every metric is moving in the right direction.”

Beshear said he is ready to resume the briefings if that is the case.

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