Mayor Justin Bibb’s office recently posted a position for a senior strategist to oversee the city’s efforts to combat lead poisoning that would report to the mayor. One of the issues the new cabinet member will have to tackle is the plummeting numbers of children screened for the toxin during the pandemic.
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The wider availability of Covid-19 vaccines in recent weeks has many Clevelanders weighing whether to get the shots. Cleveland Documenters interviewed more than 40 friends, family members, neighbors and residents from across the city over the past several weeks to understand their views, which in some cases were still evolving.