Good afternoon! Here’s your Daily News for Sunday, August 30. 1. Special session talk As Alabama Daily News has reported, two of Alabama’s major industrial incentive acts that the state used to lure businesses will expire later this year without legislative action. That raises the possibility that lawmakers could be called back to Montgomery for a special session....
In a span of just a few months, the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we function as a society and has fundamentally altered our healthcare delivery system. It has exacerbated weaknesses in the infrastructure of health care and exposed limitations in current policies at a time when costs are rising and access to care is dwindling.
A preclinical study of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham showed positive results that distinguish it from other vaccine candidates and initial clinical tests are set to begin in the fall, researchers say.
The state of Alabama reported 969 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday out of 16,939 tests being conducted. That is a slight downturn from the 1,220 new cases reported on Tuesday and brings Alabama’s total number of positive tests to 106,784, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.
Secretary of State John Merrill is not concerned about Alabama absentee voters having their ballots counted due to concerns about the U.S. Postal Service's mail delivery, but he is urging everyone who wishes to submit an absentee application to do so soon .