The University of Chicago Medicine has reportedly admitted its first patient suspected of having the coronavirus, according to hospital officials.
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Illinois is on track to fully reopen the economy in July under Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois reopening plan, with Mayor Lori Lightfoot saying her goal is to be fully open by July 4. As more ...
Coronavirus latest: NHS ready to offer autumn ‘booster’ shots for vulnerable people, UK minister says
The UK government’s £30m investment into new labs aimed at assessing the effectiveness of vaccines against Covid variants will help to “future proof” the country’s vaccination programme, the vaccine ...
COVID-19 Update on May 3: Three New Cases in Evanston, 2,049 in the State
Gov. JB Pritzker said today that the State looked like it was in “decent shape” to move to the “Bridge Phase” – a phase between Phase 4 and Phase 5 of the State’s Reopening Plan – possibly next week.
COVID led to temporary spike in hand-washing, UCMC finds • Hospitals see narrow operating margins • Allscripts revenue declines
Researchers examined hand hygiene compliance in the Hyde Park hospital by day, week and month from September 2019 through August 2020, during which time UCMC admitted 1,159 COVID-positive patients.
Untreated traumas in arrested juveniles linger 15 years past incarceration, study finds
Michael Penny, 60, had his first run-in with police at age 11 after he broke into a car near the old Chicago Stadium. He said police “beat him up, tossed him around and left him in the dirt.” Willie ...
Covid-19: Another Green Light for Johnson & Johnson as South Africa, Like E.U., Moves Forward With Vaccine
At least 13 Covid patients are killed in a hospital fire in India, which sets another global record for new infections. As weather warms, some U.S. states look to ease restrictions.
Local health leaders still encourage Johnson & Johnson vaccine, say benefits ‘far outweigh the risks’
Every vaccine matters’ is one of the messages tri-county area health leaders pushed during Thursday’s weekly press conference. Monica Hendrickson, public ...
COVID Vaccine and Pregnancy, Fertility: The Latest Guidance
Chicago’s top doctor addressed recent news saying data so far has not shown any “safety signals” for pregnant women and their unborn babies.
Wandering Cops Shuffle Departments, Abusing Citizens
One of the biggest roadblocks to police accountability is so-called “wandering cops” who lose their jobs in one place only to be rehired in another.
Untreated trauma in arrested juveniles linger 15 years past incarceration, Northwestern study finds
The ongoing Northwestern Juvenile Project focuses on the mental health of delinquent juveniles, and newly released data examines what happens to youths who enter detention with psychiatric disorders.
Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Vax Pass, New CDC Guidance on Masks, United Center Changes
Chicago's top doctor on Tuesday floated a new Vax Pass that could provide vaccinated people with special perks and discounts throughout the area. Meanwhile, new guidance from the CDC says fully ...
Even COVID Can't Convince Clinicians to Maintain Hand Hygiene
Although compliance with hand hygiene practices increased sharply and neared 100% early in the pandemic, it quickly reverted to baseline, near 50%, a hospital monitoring study found.