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Cook County Jail emerged as a national COVID-19 hotspot early in the pandemic, with hundreds of correctional officers and incarcerated people testing positive. As the virus continued to spread, incarcerated people repeatedly campaigned for better protections.

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Cook County Jail emerged as a national COVID-19 hotspot early in the pandemic, with hundreds of correctional officers and incarcerated people testing positive. As the virus continued to spread, incarcerated people repeatedly campaigned for better protections.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — At 91, Bob Stannard still lives on his own in his Gilroy ranch and reads the newspaper religiously from his living room sofa chair every morning, but his body doesn’t work quite the way it used to. Stannard has stage 4 prostate cancer. He’s also diabetic, relies on a catheter and uses a walker to get himself short distances around the house. Between several traumatic falls ...

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California scientists have discovered a homegrown coronavirus strain that appears to be propagating faster than any other variant on the loose in the Golden State. Two independent research groups said they stumbled upon the new strain while looking for signs that a highly transmissible variant from the United Kingdom had established itself here. Instead, they found a new branch of the virus’ ...

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PARIS — France’s top health authority is recommending doubling the time between the two required COVID-19 vaccine shots as a way to stretch supplies and inoculate as many people as possible amid a resurgence in the spread of the coronavirus. Giving a second injection six weeks after the first would allow at least 700,000 more people to be protected with a first shot during the first month, the ...

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LOS ANGELES — There is, officially speaking, no such thing as a standby line for COVID-19 vaccinations in Los Angeles County. But some clinics have soon-to-expire doses left over at the end of the day or during an early-afternoon lull, and word has quickly spread about this potential back door to vaccine access. Some who flock to the sites spend hours waiting in the hope of catching a lucky ...

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CHICAGO — After just a few days of helping to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine at a Cook County health center, 2nd Lt. Alex Villafuerte has grown accustomed to the startled look on patients’ faces when they walk in and see uniformed soldiers administering shots. He acknowledges their surprise with a masked smile, explaining that the Guard recently has been activated to speed up the state’s ...

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News outlets have been parsing President Joe Biden’s promise of 1 million COVID-19 shots a day for his first 100 days. Depending on the outlet, the goal is too ambitious, or too modest, or doable but difficult, or already stirring disagreements within Biden’s pandemic response team. Only one thing is indisputable: Time will tell. April 30 will mark 100 days since Biden was inaugurated, but ...

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Six more people died from COVID-19 in the Region, according to updated statistics provided Saturday by health officials.

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CHICAGO, Jan. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Prism Health Lab - a branch of the 30+-year-old Prism Group of Companies - has launched its sixth location in as many months in the Chinatown neighborhood of Chicago by leveraging Prism's unique digital technology developed to enable large scale and cost-effective testing.