Health experts say Biden’s American Rescue Plan offers bold national leadership for tackling the country’s public health crisis. It will likely get pared down.
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The variant, which was first discovered in the U.K., was found in a person who had traveled overseas. The news comes as Gov. JB Pritzker rolls back restrictions in some areas of the state.
Even when controlling for politics, research shows rural residents are less likely to want a vaccine than urban and suburban dwellers.
It takes time after vaccination for immunity to the virus to build up, and no vaccine is 100% effective. Plus, scientists don’t yet know if the vaccine stops viral spread. Here’s what’s known so far.
Chicago’s Commissioner of Public Health announced the city will open two more mass vaccination sites at city college campuses this week.
Experts say Illinois’ solar industry is in danger of collapsing without help from the General Assembly.
The proposed moratorium comes as Mercy Hospital on Chicago’s South Side plans to close. Lawmakers say that would worsen health disparities.
Cook County’s chief medical examiner says she anticipates a 75% increase in the number of opioid deaths in 2020 compared to the prior year.
Statewide, more than 1,000 residents have died from COVID-19 in just the first 10 days of January.