US begins 'warp speed' vaccine push as studies ramp up
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US begins 'warp speed' vaccine push as studies ramp up

President Donald Trump vowed to use “every plane, truck and soldier” to distribute COVID-19 vaccines he hopes will be ready by year's end, as he formally unveiled an ambitious project dubbed “Operation Warp Speed.”

Additional COVID-19 testing taking place at area nursing homes
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Additional COVID-19 testing taking place at area nursing homes

COVID-19 testing is being expanded to more Adams County nursing homes. On Wednesday, the Adams County Health Department and the Southern Illinois University Center for Family Medicine-Quincy, provided tests to all residents and staff at St. Vincent's Home

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Blessing to offer two forms of rapid COVID-19 tests

The Blessing Health System said it will offer two separate rapid tests to detect COVID-19 in patients. Blessing announced Thrusday that one of the systems became operations this week and the other is expected to start next week.

Illinois Catholic churches, government reach agreement
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Illinois Catholic churches, government reach agreement

The Rev. Leo Enlow hopes the agreement is the first step of more to come. Earlier this week, the Catholic Church of Illinois and Gov. J.B. Pritzker reached a consensus to permit a reopening of the churches — in phases.

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Oklahoma House OKs bill to strip power from local officials

The Oklahoma House has narrowly approved a bill to strip some power during health emergencies from mayors and other local officials

CDC alerts doctors to COVID-19 linked condition in children
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CDC alerts doctors to COVID-19 linked condition in children

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning doctors about a rare but serious condition in children linked with the coronavirus

NYC health chief under fire for alleged remark about police
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NYC health chief under fire for alleged remark about police

New York City’s mayor says he's investigating a report that the city's health commissioner spoke dismissively of the health concerns of police officers during a heated phone call with a top police commander in the early days of the coronavirus crisis

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Adams County Health Department resumes limited immunizations clinic services

The Adams County Health Department's immunizations clinic started its the first phase of reopening Wednesday. The Health Department said the clinic will provide limited services by appointment only.

Cats with no symptoms spread virus to other cats in lab test
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Cats with no symptoms spread virus to other cats in lab test

A lab experiment suggests that cats can spread the new coronavirus to other cats without any of them ever having symptoms

Exhaustion, uncertainty mark coronavirus survivors' journeys
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Exhaustion, uncertainty mark coronavirus survivors' journeys

The virus that has sickened over 4 million people around the world and killed more than 250,000 others is so new that patients face considerable uncertainty about what they can expect in recovery and beyond