A promising new science aimed at predicting COVID-19 outbreaks in high-risk communities is running into a challenge: Chicago winter.
Illinois Department of Public Health Director Ngozi Ezike is hopeful as she looks ahead in the battle against COVID-19. Why? Because of what we know already.
Health officials say we’ll be living with the coronavirus for perhaps years to come. But how we’ll live with it is the real question.
As anger grows over change in reporting on COVID cases, CPS has no immediate plans to reverse course
CPS last month shifted to only reporting cases at individual schools that were confirmed by contact tracers instead of all reported cases.
New data show about 53% of high schoolers are vaccinated. Use WBEZ’s tool to look up vaccinations rates for your Chicago school.
CPS says a switch in reporting data at the school level was not meant to mislead, but some say it shows an undercount of cases.
People shed the virus through their nose and mouth and in their poop! The city is using sewage data to help keep tabs on transmission.
And, across Illinois, the COVID-19 death rate is 22 times higher for the unvaccinated than for fully inoculated residents as breakthrough cases appear to be far less lethal.
The unvaccinated are fueling a bleak third wave of COVID in Cook County, with weekly death tolls four-fold than just a month ago.
Winter can be stressful. Beyond dreaming of a beach in Florida, there are things you can do to get through.