Predicts more whites will get virus By Chinta Strausberg Former Illinois Department of Public Health Director and Retired Colonel Dr. Damon Arnold blames the spread of COVID-19 among African Americans on the overcrowding of housing conditions, the low wage jobs, the reliance on public transportation and underlying structural racism in these...
By Dr. Asefa Jejaw Mekonnen As a pulmonary and critical care medicine consultant and physician, I am urging African American policy makers to take more actions to protect African Americans against the coronavirus. If not, multiple deaths will continue to occur. As of April 28, it was estimated that 3,042,444 people...
Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital to test the new COVID-19 vaccine Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital announced the start of Phase 3 of the Pfizer vaccine trial at the hospital on August 18. This groundbreaking study is intended to be one of...
By Bonnie DeShong This COVID-19 pandemic has truly opened my eyes to many things. We have all given kudos to the amazing people who are on the front lines in dealing with this virus. I have applauded the nurses, doctors, and hospital staff; the firemen, police officers, and EMTs; and...
FDA gives emergency authorization for cutting edge test under umbrella approval By Eric Horng, Stacey Baca and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team Illinois health officials reported 2,295 new coronavirus cases and 25 additional deaths Wednesday. Governor JB Pritzker also gave an update at a press conference regarding the state's response to the...
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) announced on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, that 740 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 69,975 the total number of Indiana residents known to...
By Mike Ewing, Tahman Bradley, WGN Illinois Governor JB Pritzker said 11 counties remain at the state’s “warning” level of coronavirus infections Monday, as the state rolls out a new campaign to encourage residents to wear masks and follow other health guidelines. Pritzker unveiled the new $5 million awareness campaign based...
In an effort to help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, Edgewater Health will be offering COVID-19 testing for our patients and staff. Beginning on Monday, July 27, 2020 testing will be administered BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at Indiana University Northwest (Parking Lot #9, 33rd Ave., east side of...
Prosperity Indiana is pleased to announce an award totaling $50,000 from National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) to support advocacy and education related to housing and homelessness prevention in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant will increase capacity for Prosperity Indiana to convene partners to advocate for short-term...
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 673 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 29 additional confirmed deaths. - Boone County: 1 male 90s - Cook County: 1 female 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s,...