New COVID Strain Comes With Unique Symptoms


COVID-19 has been around for over three years now. It seems like new strains are popping up all the time. XBB.1.16, also referred to as “Arcturus,” is a subvariant derived from Omicron. Moreover, Arcturus is a COVID strain being monitored by health experts, as it slowly gains its foothold in the world. Professor of epidemiology […]

FDA Proposes a Flu-Like Schedule for COVID Vaccines


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is holding a meeting with the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) on Thursday to discuss simplifying the COVID vaccine schedule. They are wanting to allow individuals to get the current booster available, regardless of how many they have received previously. In a briefing document released on […]

CPS Asks Students to Take COVID Test Before Returning


Officials at Chicago Public Schools (CPS) have asked students and parents to take an at-home COVID test prior to returning from winter break. Chicago Public Libraries have a limited supply of rapid COVID-19 tests for those who may need them, according to CPS officials. District officials have asked students to wear masks to prevent upper […]

Booster Up and Avoid COVID and Flu This Holiday Season


Earlier this month, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Commissioner Scott Britton, Cook County Health (CCH) CEO Israel Rocha, and Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) Chief Operating Officer Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck held a press conference to launch a new COVID and flu vaccination awareness campaign called “Boost Up Cook County.” They also shared […]

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