FDA Approves New COVID Vaccine


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new two-dose COVID vaccine called Novavax. This injection is based more on conventional protein technology used for decades in HPV and hepatitis B vaccines. The FDA authorized the new shots on July 13, 2022. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020, Novavx was one of the […]

Experts Say More People Test Negative for COVID Before Popping Positive


People are testing negative for COVID-19 multiple times before popping positive, according to Chicago’s Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady. This is most likely due to the newer subvariants and the rise in vaccination numbers. Dr. Arwady acknowledged that experts believe happens “especially if people are fully vaccinated and or if they’ve had […]

COVID Cases Alarmingly Back on the Rise


Top officials in the Biden administration are sounding the alarm on the noticeable trend of rising coronavirus cases. New daily infection rates are rising to nearly 100,000 every single day. With memorial day weekend looming ahead and as the nation gathers together the inevitability of rising cases is a certain possibility. As of May 2022, […]

The Impact of COVID


COVID was first discovered on Dec. 12, 2019, in Wuhan, Hubei Providence, China. It is a virus that can cause severe medical complications and lead to death in some people. The most recent common ancestor (MRCA) of all coronaviruses is estimated to have originated in about 8,000 BCE. Some models place the common ancestor as […]

COVID Virus Fueling Fifth Wave in the United States


COVID cases in the United States are rising, and experts say the country could be entering a fifth wave of the virus. Last week, COVID cases in Illinois went up by 40%, and hospitalizations have slowly increased. In recent weeks, the new Omicron subvariant fueled COVID cases on the East Coast. Many counties are now […]

Living With COVID Is Not Easy


Living with COVID-19 is not easy. It all started a week ago when this fully vaccinated columnist woke at 4:30 a.m. feeling like utter crap. She felt like she was in the Antarctic on an ice cube wearing summertime gear. No matter how much she tried she could not get warm. Her head felt like […]

COVID Cases Increase Nearly 10% in Illinois


COVID-19 cases have risen nearly 10% in Illinois over the past seven days. The state’s new daily case average is around 1,272, according to the data from the Illinois Department of Public Health. These numbers represent probable and confirmed cases. Over a week ago the daily cases were averaging 1,157. On April 4, 2022, Illinois […]

Scientists Search for COVID-19 Immunity Tests


Scientists are on the search to establish a test to measure COVID-19 immunity within the body. They hope to figure out how human systems respond after a booster shot or a becoming infected with Omicron. Thus allowing them to establish a baseline to how many antibodies are needed to ensure an individual will be safe […]

COVID-19 Disparities Disproportionately Impact Black Chicagoans


Black communities have been disproportionately Impacted in everything from housing to employment. The COVID-19 pandemic exasperated disparities more than any other. Roughly 52% of COVID deaths in January 2022 were Black Chicagoans. Faith and community leaders say the disparity seen in their neighborhoods reflects decades of disinvestment, according to CBS News. The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development […]

Cook County Joins Chicago in Requiring Proof of Vaccinations

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Cook County will be joining Chicago in requiring proof of vaccination for indoor public spaces like gyms, restaurants, and bars. Officials announced this new rule on Thursday. The mitigation aligns with the city’s mandate both of which begin on January 3. Cook County Department of Public Health co-lead and senior medical officer, Dr. Rachel Rubin, […]