Cook County, Most Of Illinois Now Seeing 'Substantial' COVID Spread; CDC Urges Masks IndoorsCook County and several other counties in the Chicago area are now seeing “substantial” spread of COVID-19, according to data collected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, meaning fully vaccinated people are asked to resume wearing masks indoors.
With New Guidance From CDC, Gov. JB Pritzker Updates State Mask Mandate, Lifting Requirement For Fully Vaccinated People In Most Cases“With public health experts now saying fully vaccinated people can safely remove their masks in most settings, I’m pleased to follow the science and align Illinois’ policies with the CDC’s guidance,” Pritzker said in a statement Monday afternoon.
CDC Eases Guidance On Mask Wearing For People Who Are Fully Vaccinated; Gov. Pritzker To Revise State's Mask MandateGov. JB Pritzker's office said he plans to revise the statewide mask mandate in Illinois "in line with the upcoming CDC guidelines lifting additional mitigations for vaccinated people."
Where To Get Pfizer COVID-19 Shot For Children 12-15: Doctors Say Vaccinating Children Key To Helping End Pandemic“Getting your child a COVID-19 vaccine is critical to his or her wellbeing, as well as the wellbeing of our community,” said Dr. Frank Belmonte, chief medical officer for Advocate Children’s Hospital.
CDC Updates School Reopening Guidance To Recommend 3 Feet Of Distancing In Most Classrooms If Students Are MaskedIn light of studies showing it’s safe for students to sit 3 feet apart at school in most cases if they’re wearing masks, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidance for reopening schools.
Coronavirus Model Projects 134,000 Deaths In US, Nearly Double Its Last EstimateRelatedly, a Trump administration model projects a rise in coronavirus cases and deaths in the weeks ahead, up to about 3,000 daily deaths in the US by June 1.
If You're Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner, Check Your Pantry And Fridge For These Recalled FoodsHere are the foods to keep away from your holiday table.
Anti-Vaxxers' Adult Son Gets Measles, Now He Has A Message: 'The Science On This Has Been Settled'"It makes me so angry. My parents thought they were doing the right thing. They were persuaded by the anti-vaxxers," Joshua Nerius said.
E. Coli Outbreak Traced To California Farm; Some Romaine Lettuce Safe To EatThe strain of E. coli causing the current outbreak in romaine lettuce has been found in a reservoir on a farm in Santa Barbara County, California, the US Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.
Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Tied To 9 More IllnessesNow, 52 people have been infected with E. coli in this outbreak linked to Romaine lettuce, which was announced in October, according to the CDC.
Drug-Resistant Salmonella From Raw Chicken Sickens Nearly 100At least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with a strain of multidrug-resistant salmonella after coming into contact with a variety of raw chicken products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.
2-Year-Old From Batavia Diagnosed With Rare Polio-Like DiseaseA rare polio-like illness that has popped up in several states has now been found in Chicago. It’s called AFM, and a suburban girl has been battling it for about a month.
Puppies To Blame For Drug-Resistant Infection In 118 PeopleThe cause of illness: Campylobacter, common bacteria that can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever, according to the CDC outbreak report published as part of its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
New Advice Out For Detecting, Treating Concussions In KidsNew U.S. guidelines for concussions in children recommend against routine X-rays and blood tests for diagnosis.
Federal Health Officials Agree Radioactive Waste In St. Louis Area May Be Linked To CancerThe federal government confirms some people in the St. Louis area may have a higher risk of getting cancer, if they grew up in areas contaminated by radioactive waste decades ago.