coronavirus

Fauci says mask mandate may be necessary as COVID-19 cases surge across US

The nation’s top infectious diseases official offers his opinion about the current conditions with the COVID-19 outbreak. Fauci’s recommendation comes as the U.S. sets a record for single-day cases on Friday.
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3 deaths, 121 confirmed COVID-19 cases from outbreak at church gathering

Health officials are monitoring a coronavirus outbreak spawned from a weekend gathering at the United House of Prayer in Charlotte, N.C. Three people have died and 121 others have been infected. Read more!
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Dr. Fauci took time out of his busy schedule to FaceTime with a 14-year-old hospital patient

Dr. Anthony Fauci may have a lot on his plate right now, but he still managed to squeeze in a one-on-one with a young patient who frequently visits the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC for treatment. Read more.
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Smaller turkeys expected to be big this Thanksgiving

A lot of Thanksgiving dinners will be downsized this year because of the pandemic, and that may leave Illinois turkey farmers with too much turkey.
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Can mouthwash protect you from coronavirus?

A new study has been making headlines after it showed that some alcohol-based mouthwashes appeared to inactivate coronavirus. But now experts are clearing up some information about the study. Read more!
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Macy's won't have in-store Santas this year

Macy’s won’t feature Santa Claus greeting kids at any of their stores including those in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco due to rising coronavirus cases. Read more.
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Carpooling during COVID? Experts say to take these precautions

If you find yourself having to travel with others in a car to go to school or work, here are a few safety measures to keep in mind from health experts.
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What the CDC’s updated definition of a COVID-19 ‘close contact’ means

Earlier this week, the CDC released a new definition of what it means to be in “close contact” with someone who has been infected with the novel virus.
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People are buying pianos, firepits, and more in preparation for COVID-19 second wave

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, many are preparing for a second wave of cases to spike in the coming colder months. But what are people buying to prepare for this wave?
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Man loses pregnant wife to COVID-19: ‘I really thought she was going to pull through’

Juan Duran-Gutierrez now has to raise three young children by himself, including a newborn, after his wife, Aurora Chacon-Esparza, died of COVID-19.
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