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A Pandemic Strikes





A year later, Arkansas covid-19 survivors see ills linger

The series “A Pandemic Strikes” will examine covid-19’s impact on the state. This article marks the one-year anniversary of the state’s first confirmed case on March 11, 2020.


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3 physicians take stock of what worked, didn’t

Twelve months into the coronavirus pandemic, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette asked three current and former top health officials to reflect on a year of life-and-death challenges.


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Photo Gallery: A Year of Covid in Arkansas

A look back at the year in pictures.


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Virus disrupting residents’, families’ lives in state centers for people with disabilities

The covid-19 pandemic interrupted outings for clients of Arkansas’ state-run centers for people with developmental disabilities starting last March. Now, with most clients vaccinated, parents ask when days on the town will resume.


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Small Arkansas pharmacies take lead role in vaccinations

It's around noon on a recent Thursday and Lelan Stice is in his makeshift office in a once-vacant retail space that he's converted into a walk-in covid-19 vaccination clinic, which on average provides first and second doses of coronavirus shots to about 400 people a day.

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In state's vaccination effort, bar to prove eligibility varies

Proving eligibility to receive one of the coveted covid-19 vaccines in Arkansas can involve providing a pay stub, a letter from an employer or maybe just a person's word -- it all depends.

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So many gone in a year of illness and isolation

On March 24, 2020 covid-19 claimed two Arkansans, the first known victims in this state.

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Isolation poses tough challenge for older people

Edward "Ed" Coleman spent a lifetime taking on challenges as he climbed through government jobs from the local to federal level, but he didn't have a plan for how isolation would affect his mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pandemic an awful reality for those with dementia

Mark Aloway fears the isolation he has endured during the covid-19 pandemic could be progressing a disease he's working diligently to slow down.

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Black churches go above, beyond

As the Black community suffered from the covid-19 pandemic, so too did its churches.

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Pandemic exposes medicine's chasm

The past year of covid-19 drew attention to the small percentages of Black people in some health-related professions, including physicians, a situation Arkansas' three medical schools are working to improve.

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Black Arkansans' covid fight an unfinished story

Alberta Miller refused to go on a ventilator at first.

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