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.
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Chicago ranks third in the nation in deaths and health costs related to diesel pollution, according to a new analysis.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison alleges that the Center for COVID Control defrauded the government by giving false results or no results at all.
We check back in with UIC epidemiologist Katrine Wallace. She’s combatting COVID-19 misinformation one TikTok at a time.
The new law applies to delivery and takeout orders, not dine-in.
Now researchers in the U.K. have the first estimates for how long a third shot of the Pfizer vaccine will last. The findings are mixed.
The at-home tests are expected to be delivered by USPS later this month. The White House said the site is in “beta testing” and will be launched formally Wednesday.
The American Red Cross says it’s facing its worst blood shortage in more than a decade.
One of the Chicago area’s best-kept secrets has made it out into the world thanks to the New York Times’ list of 52 “Places for a Changed World.”
New numbers also show unvaccinated Illinois residents are dying at 22 times the rate of vaccinated residents.