By Alex Meier, ABC7 News When the coronavirus outbreak began, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed cough, shortness of breath and fever as possible symptoms for the newly-discovered virus. Now, the organization is adding six new possible symptoms to its list, including headache, chills and loss of taste...
Illinois State Representative La Shawn K. Ford (D-CH) is calling on everyone to reframe from violating the governor’s order to at stay in place and practice social distancing. Ford is disappointed after a party in Chicago went viral. The party was estimated to have over 1,000 people that attended....
A group of national Black faith and civil rights leaders along with the heads of the largest historically Black religious denominations are encouraging communities to stay at home in states where stay at home orders are being lifted until there is evidence that it is safe. They released the following...
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 2,126 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 59 additional deaths as of today April 26, 2020. - Cook County: 2 females 20s, 1 male 20s, 1 female 30s, 2 males 40s, 3 females 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s,...
City has no data as diagnosed cases rise to 285 while death toll climbs to 8 By Erick Johnson The number of COVID-19 cases dramatically rose in Gary to 285 on Tuesday, April 21 while the death toll has risen to 8, according to the latest data released by Mayor Jerome...
By Erick Johnson Some 20,915 residents in many of Chicago’s predominately Black neighborhoods have been tested for the novel coronavirus and 30 percent, or 6,238 have tested positive for the virus, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). State data also shows that a total of 7,077 residents in...
By Allison Gordon, CNN Rep. Maxine Waters, a California Democrat and chairwoman of the influential House Financial Services Committee, said Thursday that her sister is dying of coronavirus in a hospital in St Louis, Missouri. "I'm going to take a moment to dedicate this legislation to my dear sister who is...
A spokesperson for the cleaning product company said it had a responsibility to give accurate info to the public. By Lauren Egan, NBC News The manufacturer for Lysol, a disinfectant spray and cleaning product, issued a statement warning against any internal use after President Donald Trump suggested that people could get...
By Patrick Forrest Longtime host of The Butt Naked Truth on local gospel station WBGX, Harold Davis Jr. died Sunday, April 12 after complications involving acute respiratory distress syndrome associated with COVID-19. He was 63 years old. Notorious for exposing political leaders regardless of ethnicity or party whose words did not...
Convalescent plasma collections underway in South Bend The South Bend Medical Foundation began collecting convalescent plasma donations April 17, to help COVID-19 treatment efforts. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an emergency Investigational New Drug Application (IND) process to allow individual physicians to treat patients with serious COVID-19...