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5/25/2021 State COVID roundup 5/25: close to another big milestone State COVID roundup 5/25: close to another big milestone Midwest CommunicationsSPRINGFIELD, Ill. ‚Ai Illinois as of Tuesday was one percentage point away from half of its adults being fully vaccinated.The state Department of Public Health reported the 49,402 doses administered Monday brought the state to 49% fully vaccinated, and 65% having received at least one dose.A total of 808 people during the reporting period tested positive for ...
5/25/2021 State COVID roundup 5/25: close to another big milestone State COVID roundup 5/25: close to another big milestone Midwest CommunicationsSPRINGFIELD, Ill. ‚Ai Illinois as of Tuesday was one percentage point away from half of its adults being fully vaccinated.The state Department of Public Health reported the 49,402 doses administered Monday brought the state to 49% fully vaccinated, and 65% having received at least one dose.A total of 808 people during the reporting period tested positive for ...
5/25/2021 State COVID roundup 5/25: close to another big milestone State COVID roundup 5/25: close to another big milestone SuperHits WIRL Midwest CommunicationsSPRINGFIELD, Ill. ‚Ai Illinois as of Tuesday was one percentage point away from half of its adults being fully vaccinated.The state Department of Public Health reported the 49,402 doses administered Monday brought the state to 49% fully vaccinated, and 65% having received at least one dose.A total of 808 people during the reporting period tested ...
5/25/2021 State COVID roundup 5/25: close to another big milestone State COVID roundup 5/25: close to another big milestone Midwest CommunicationsSPRINGFIELD, Ill. ‚Ai Illinois as of Tuesday was one percentage point away from half of its adults being fully vaccinated.The state Department of Public Health reported the 49,402 doses administered Monday brought the state to 49% fully vaccinated, and 65% having received at least one dose.A total of 808 people during the reporting period tested positive for ...
5/25/2021 State COVID roundup 5/25: close to another big milestone State COVID roundup 5/25: close to another big milestone Peoria, IL, USA 1470 & 100.3 WMBD May 25, 2021 12:56 PM Midwest CommunicationsSPRINGFIELD, Ill. ‚Ai Illinois as of Tuesday was one percentage point away from half of its adults being fully vaccinated.The state Department of Public Health reported the 49,402 doses administered Monday brought the state to 49% fully vaccinated, and 65% having received at least one dose.A ...
5/14/2021 Proposed federal e-cigarette tax would threaten public health May 14, 2021By Alan D. ViardOn April 22, Senators Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) and Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) introduced a bill to revamp federal tobacco taxes, with Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Illinois) introducing ... the bill‚Aos goal of curbing smoking and would threaten public health.The bill cites ‚Auparity‚Au and ‚Auequity‚Au as justifications for taxing e-cigarettes at the same rate per use as cigarettes. Similar ...
5/13/2021 Always read the bill, including the amendments Tribune editorial ‚A¶A bill moving through the Illinois House and Senate in Springfield has private schools worried. It establishes state-mandated ‚Aumetrics‚Au that schools must meet before they can offer in-person learning ... and public institutions of higher education to use during the public health emergency in determining if the district or institution may safely conduct in-person instruction or if the district or institution must implement remote ...
5/12/2021 Illinois to Enter Bridge Phase of Reopening Plan on May 14th Illinois to Enter Bridge Phase of Reopening Plan on May 14th May 11, 2021 Vaccine Program Expands to Doctors‚Ao Offices and Small Medical Providers, Now Able to Order and Administer Vaccine on Site Illinois ... as Friday, June 11th.The Governor and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike also announced an expansion of the COVID-19 vaccine administration plan to include private doctors‚Ao offices and ...
5/12/2021 ICAN! Launches Five-Year Initiative To Address Unmet Contraceptive Need In Illinois PR Newswire CHICAGO , May 12, Illinois Contraceptive Access Now - ICAN!, in collaboration with AllianceChicago, today launched a new, five-year initiative to advance reproductive equity in Illinois by improving the quality and coverage of contraceptive care at ... Executive Director Katie Thiede stated: "Our nation's dual crises of public health and racial injustice have highlighted the urgent need for more equitable health care delivery, and have compounded the existing unmet need for high ...
5/12/2021 Illinois To See Significant Public Health Benefits in a 100% Carbon-Free Future Rachel Cleetus May 4, 2021 Tom Shockey/Flickr Illinois To See Significant Public Health Benefits in a 100% Carbon-Free Future Jessica Collingsworth , Energy policy analyst May 12, 2021, 12:40 pm EDTSpecial thanks to Brian Urbaszewski, Director of Environmental Health Programs at Respiratory Health Association , for contributing to this post and the development of the University of Wisconsin ‚Ai Madison (UW) Analysis.In Illinois, the economic competitiveness of our ...
5/10/2021 High-volume antigen tests will be the key to successful college reopenings (opinion) ... scientific and medical communities had little understanding about the virus, so many campuses rightfully took a cautious approach that balanced public health with continued education delivery. But now, student satisfaction with the academic experience has ... instruction. While campuses such as Duke University, the University of Illinois and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst have showed that frequent testing can go a long way toward returning to normality , it still remains ...
5/9/2021 Illinois‚Äô COVID-19 infection rate dips to lowest level since March Illinois‚Ao COVID-19 infection rate reported on Saturday was the lowest it‚Aos been in six weeks, as the state plans to continue easing restrictions.The statewide seven-day positivity rate, which experts use ... processed in the last day by the Illinois Department of Public Health and showed a single day positivity rate of 2.2%.That‚Aos a promising sign as Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to fully reopen the ...
5/9/2021 Illinois COVID-19 infection rate drops to lowest since March WhatsApp Illinois‚Ao COVID-19 infection rate reported on Saturday was the lowest in six weeks, as the state plans to continue easing restrictions. The statewide seven-day positivity rate, which experts use to gauge ... processed on the last day by the Illinois Department of Public Health and showed a one-day positivity rate of 2.2%. This is a promising sign as Governor JB Pritzker plans to fully reopen the ...
5/8/2021 Illinois teachers unions want to take away private school independence ‚Äì The College Fix Illinois teachers unions want to take away private school independence May 7, 2021 Share this article: The College Fix on Facebook The College Fix on Parler Share on EmailWhile Illinois teachers unions fought to ... must follow.HB 2789 would give the Illinois Department of Public Health the authority to set standards for cleaning, isolation, masking and other risk mitigation measures.But the public health department doesn‚Aot even want ...
5/7/2021 Daywatch: Pritzker loosening COVID restrictions next week, Chicago ready to vaccinate 12- to 15-year-olds and how to celebrate Mother's Day 2021 Chicago Tribune Good morning, Chicago. On Thursday, Illinois public health officials reported 1,778 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 40 new deaths. Officials also reported there were 99,599 doses of the vaccine reported administered on Wednesday.Meanwhile, Chicago and Illinois are entering a new phase of the pandemic with more activities becoming available and summer events being announced daily. Those expanded activities present a host of new questions: What ...
5/7/2021 Pritzker announces further reopening will occur May 14 as state moves into bridge phase ... Illinois reopening plan beginning Friday, May 14.The Bridge Phase will allow for expanded capacity limits for businesses and gatherings before the state moves to a full reopening in Phase 5. Barring any significant reversals in key COVID-19 statewide indicators, Illinois could enter Phase 5 as soon as Friday, June 11.Pritzker and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike also announced an expansion of the ...
5/7/2021 Mayor Steve Hagerty praises health department's coronavirus response in final Q PrintIn his final community forum, Mayor Steve Hagerty lauded the efforts of Evanston‚Aos Public Health Department and residents‚Ao compliance in fighting COVID-19 at Thursday‚Aos virtual Coronavirus Q&A.Hagerty, city ... lower cases per capita than Skokie, Cook County, Chicago and Illinois. However, the city still recommends wearing masks indoors and outdoors when social distancing is not possible, even for those who have been vaccinated.Of ...
5/7/2021 Watch now: Illinois to scale back COVID rules May 14, Coles Co. officials cautiously optimistic SPRINGFIELD ‚Ai Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday announced that Illinois will scale back COVID restrictions May 14 and could have a complete reopening by June 11 if trends continue. "The light that we can see ... one dose of vaccine, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. The daily number of new cases, hospitalization rates and intensive care unit usage have all been falling or leveling off. ‚AuThis good news ...
5/5/2021 Illinois‚Äô COVID-19 vaccination pace is slowing, particularly downstate. Here's what researchers say must be done to boost the effort and return to normalcy. Chicago Tribune ... tiny downstate town of Arthur and Chicago‚Aos Englewood neighborhood. Arthur is surrounded by flat farmland in the heart of Illinois‚Ao Amish country, a largely white, solidly Republican area. Englewood helps anchor Chicago‚Aos ... who study and work in vaccinations say an already exhausted public health ecosystem mustbuild and flex a different set of bureaucratic muscles. The goal? To lure the ambivalent or leery into their favorite doctors‚Ao ...
5/5/2021 Daywatch: Lightfoot sets sights on July 4 reopening, how one server sparked Tank Noodle investigation and ‘Art of Banksy’ tickets go on sale this week Chicago Tribune May 05, 2021 at 6:06 AMListen to the day's top stories in our morning news briefing. Good morning, Chicago. Illinois public health officials on Tuesday reported 2,211 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 19 additional deaths. The state also saw its lowest positivity rate since the end of March , down to 3.3% on Monday. Additionally, officials reported there were 40,361 doses of the vaccine administered on ...
5/5/2021 COVID-19 in Illinois updates: Here's what's happening Wednesday - Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune Illinois public health officials said Wednesday that 60% of residents 18 and over have received at least one dose of a coronavirus, a day after President Joe Biden set a new national vaccination goal of having a shot in the arm of at least 70% of all adults by July 4.But the state‚Aos push to encourage vaccinations is ramping up as the seven-day average of inoculations continues ...
5/5/2021 Illinois says 60% of residents 18 and up have at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose but number of people lining up for a shot continues to decline Chicago Tribune Illinois public health officials said Wednesday that 60% of residents 18 and over have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, a day after President Joe Biden set a new national vaccination goal of having a shot in the arm of at least 70% of all adults by July 4.But the state‚Aos push to encourage vaccinations is ramping up as the seven-day average of inoculations ...
5/5/2021 Illinois coronavirus: 60% of adults have gotten at least one shot - Chicago Sun-Times More than 60% of Illinois adults have gotten at least one coronavirus vaccine dose so far, public health officials announced Wednesday.The state crossed that threshold almost five months after the first shot was injected in mid-December. Almost 9.6 million doses have been doled out across Illinois since then, with 4.2 million people now fully vaccinated ‚Ai nearly a third of the population.That puts the state well on ...
5/4/2021 What does potency have to do with taxing marijuana? Ask the lawyer ... Illinois last year instituted a potency-related tax. Vermont is reported to be limiting THC content when its legal market opens there, and THC limits and/or taxes based upon it are being discussed elsewhere (including in the U.S. Senate‚Aos drug-control caucus). The rationale is to protect public health by discouraging dangerously concentrated cannabis. Note that various states have regulated the number of milligrams of THC that can ...
5/4/2021 What does potency have to do with taxing marijuana? Ask the lawyer ‚Äì Orange County Register ... Illinois last year instituted a potency-related tax. Vermont is reported to be limiting THC content when its legal market opens there, and THC limits and/or taxes based upon it are being discussed elsewhere (including in the U.S. Senate‚Aos drug-control caucus). The rationale is to protect public health by discouraging dangerously concentrated cannabis. Note that various states have regulated the number of milligrams of THC that can ...