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...
****EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED**** Leading by example, the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. and his son, Attorney Yusef Jackson, who is Secretary of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Board, will lead by example 12 noon, Tuesday, May 26th, by taking a COVID-19 test at Kennedy King College, 6301 S. Halsted St. Testing,...
By Crusader Staff Report The number of new COVID-19 cases continue to drop in Black neighborhoods as Chicago moves closer to Phase 4 of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to reopen the city. According to a Crusader analysis, the positivity rate remains under 10 percent in 16 zip codes of predominately Black...
Blacks make up nearly half of city’s COVID-19 victims The Crusader Staff Report The COVID-19 death toll among Chicago’s Black residents is 847 as of May 26, according to the Chicago Department of Health. Data from the city agency show that Black COVID-19 victims make up 41 percent of Chicago’s 1,940 deaths....
By Natacha Larnaud, CBS News The first batch of stimulus payments promised to American taxpayers amid the coronavirus pandemic were direct deposited on Saturday, the Internal Revenue Service said. "We know many people are anxious to get their payments; we'll continue issuing them as fast as we can," the agency tweeted...
A Crusader Staff Report About 729 people in Gary have been infected with COVID-19 and 51 have died from the disease, according to the latest data from the mayor’s office and the city’s health department. The data comes as Gary Mayor Jerome Prince continues to ease restrictions after the state entered...
Cases double in North and South Lawndale on West Side By Erick Johnson Chicago’s Black neighborhoods are experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases, according to a Crusader analysis of information released by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The number of COVID-19 cases more than doubled in North and South Lawndale on the...
By Dr. Stephanie Schmitz Bechteler and Kathie Kane-Willis, Chicago Urban League Research and Policy Center Longstanding structural racism and inequity contribute to a range of risk factors that make Black Americans more likely to contract and die from COVID-19, according to a new report from the Chicago Urban League’s Research...
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...
Louise Beal and her family say she's a fighter, and was able to defeat COVID-19. By WLTX Louise Beal has always been a fighter. And over the last week and a half, she's needed all that fighting spirit to battle her toughest opponent: the coronavirus. Beal, who's 81, was released from...