Dr. Willie Wilson, CEO of Omar Medical Supplies, says deal to purchase tens of millions of PPE was declined by Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. J.B. Pritzker. By Derrel Jazz Johnson, The Grio The state of Illinois and the city of Chicago have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with...
Study is first step in knowing whether antibodies from those who have recovered from coronavirus disease can help others who are seriously ill The University of Chicago Medicine is launching a clinical trial to study whether blood plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 can be used to treat...
A Texas medical professional created a new standard for PPE By Blue Telusma, The Grio N-95 model face masks have been in high demand during the coronavirus pandemic, but thanks to a Black chief executive nurse at the University of Texas Health System, a new and even more efficient model is...
By Susan Haas, USA Today Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed has died from complications with the coronavirus. He was 52. Sneed’s publicist, Bill Carpenter, said the singer died early Monday at a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Sneed earned a Grammy nomination for his work on the Youth For Christ’s 1999 album,...
On Tuesday, April 15, all 10 members of the Senate Democratic Caucus authored a letter to the governor asking him to address three pressing concerns with current COVID-19 response efforts. The caucus posed questions on how to ensure the safety of essential workers, how the state can better distribute...
By Craig Wall and Eric Horng, ABC7 News Gov. JB Pritzker promised a swift appeal after a judge ruled in favor of an Illinois lawmaker who sued the state over the governor's extended stay-at-home order. The ruling comes as Illinois' coronavirus death toll reached just under 2,000 over the weekend. Illinois...
WASHINGTON – In the interim emergency relief package that was recently signed into law and replenished the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) with $310 billion, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, led the fight to target $60 billion of those funds towards small, minority, and women...
Governors Eric J. Holcomb (IN), Gretchen Whitmer (MI), Mike DeWine (OH), Tony Evers (WI), Tim Walz (MN), JB Pritzker (IL), and Andy Beshear (KY) this week announced they will work in close coordination to reopen the economy in the Midwest region. In a statement released by Governor Holcomb’s office, the...
The viral video has been shared more than 53,000 times and drew a response from Chicago police By Matthew Allen, The Grio The state of Illinois extended its stay-at-home order until the end of May, but some residents in Chicago allegedly were unbothered by the mandate and partied it up in...
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...