Living With COVID Is Not Easy

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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

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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 […]

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, […]

CDC Advisers Recommend Pfizer and Moderna Over J&J Vaccines

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) advisory panel have recommended that people should not get the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine if the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech shots are available. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices announced its recommendations after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said the J&J vaccine has been linked to a […]

COVID-19 Cases Are on the Rise in Illinois

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Over the past week, Chicago and the state of Illinois have seen a 20% rise in COVID-19 cases. For several months, these cases had dropped. However, the Delta Variant surge over the summertime caused an increase in cases. The Illinois Department of Public Health has released data showing 2,561 new COVID-19 cases each day over […]

CPS Cancels Class for Vaccination Awareness Day

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Chicago Public Schools (CPS) will be closed next week so guardians and parents can take their children to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. Classes will be canceled on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, for the first-ever “Vaccination Awareness Day.” In addition, Mayor Lori Lightfoot has announced that all city employees will be given two hours of paid […]

CDC Busts COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

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It is a well-known fact that uncertainty brings out rumors and myths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have laid out myth-busting facts about COVID-19 and its vaccines. One of the rumors about the COVID-19 vaccines is that they can cause variants. However, this is not true. Variants happen because the virus constantly […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Rise as Death Percentage Declines

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New data shows that the Nation’s COVID-19 vaccination rates have increased by 30 percent while death rates have declined by 8 percent. This is according to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) COVID data tracker published on Oct. 8, 2021. The new data shows the current seven-day case average is at 95,448. This […]

New Chicago Public Schools CEO Explains COVID-19 Safety Efforts

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Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) updated their COVID-19 response efforts on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. Commissioner of the CPDH, Dr. Allison Arwady, declared a number of new steps aimed to strengthen the city’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. One of the responses the city has taken was to launch […]

COVID-19 Vaccine a Step to Saving the Future

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected millions all across the world. Scientists worked hard to come up with a vaccine to help combat the deadly virus. However, by Sept. 13, 2021, over 225.5 million COVID-19 cases have been recorded. Of those cases, 4.6 million people lost their lives to the deadly virus. The American Academy of […]