A Spike in Respiratory Virus Cases Raises Concerns

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Over the past few years, there have been a couple of respiratory viruses wreaking havoc on people’s lives. One of which many people are tired of hearing about is COVID-19. The other one would be RSV — Respiratory Syncytial Virus. However, the respiratory virus that has medical experts alerting people is called Human Metapneumovirus (HMPV). […]

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 […]

RSV, COVID, and Other Illnesses Are Overwhelming Hospitals


The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has come back earlier than usual. The virus has also infected more people than expected, leading to more patients putting and putting a strain on hospitals. Viruses normally “spread out over time” according to Céline Gounder, a professor at New York University Grossman School of Medicine. RSV infections are happening […]

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