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School District Association “LUDA” Doesn’t Expect ISBE to Enforce Mask Mandate ‘At This Point’

By Greg Bishop | The Center Square (The Center Square) – An association representing large school districts across Illinois, Large Unit District Association (LUDA), expects the issue of mask mandates to eventually dissipate, despite the […]

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Pathology Researchers of Hearts of 2 Teens, Dead After Pfizer Vaccines, Hope for Guidance in Screening, Diagnosis, Therapy

Myocarditis in adolescents has been diagnosed clinically following the administration of the second dose of an mRNA vaccine for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to an article released online ahead of the printed version in […]

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Health Care Council of Illinois: Staff Shortages Bring Long-Term Care Facilities in Illinois to Breaking Point

By Elyse Kelly | The Center Square contributor Illinois’ long-term care facilities are at a breaking point after hemorrhaging staff over the course of the pandemic. Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services […]

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Twitter Army Lashes Out at Sen. Ron Johnson’s “COVID-19: A Second Opinion Panel” in Washington D.C.

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis, hosted a panel session at the Russell Senate Office Building, Kennedy Caucus Room 325 in Washington, D.C., 9:00 a.m. ET, Monday January 24, 2022 featuring critics of the COVID-19 vaccines and […]

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What’s in a Name? Nutrient Dense Foods or Superfoods Are Important for a Healthy Diet

Superfood is a marketing term that identifies foods that are claimed to contain exceptional nutrient density. Many experts, such as nutrition scientists and dietitians don’t use the term “superfood” professionally speaking, and may even technically […]

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Emergency Nurses Association President Urges Public to Think Twice Before Going to ED for COVID Testing

Getting test for COVID-19 at an enclosed area where you know people have COVID-19 is “not your best bet” Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) calls on the public to think twice before visiting local emergency departments […]

This illustration, created by Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination at Bars, Restaurants, Gyms, Entertainment Venues Required Beginning January 3, 2022 in Suburban Cook County

Cook County Board President announces Toni Preckwinkle will implement a health order to many indoor businesses in the suburbs to require customers age 5 and older to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 beginning January […]