Life expectancy fell by nearly two years between 2018 and 2020, largely due to COVID-19. Declines were most pronounced among minority groups, including Black and Hispanic people.
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Tornadoes swept through Chicago’s western suburbs on Sunday, damaging homes, knocking down trees and injuring multiple people.
Its name has ties to strawberry picking season, and when Thursday’s strawberry moon appears above the horizon, the marginal supermoon will look large and gold.
At least eight people were injured and more than 100 homes were damaged after a tornado hit Chicago’s suburbs late Sunday.
The exhibition, “Third Coast Disrupted: Scientists and Artists on Climate,” is on display at the Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods.
Investigators say there were more than 169,000 additional deaths last year among Medicare recipients in nursing homes as COVID-19 spread through facilities.
President Biden set a goal of 70% of U.S. adults fully vaccinated by July 4. The White House is acknowledging Tuesday that it will likely come up short of that.
More contagious than other variants, and maybe more likely to cause severe disease, Delta is spreading so fast it could cause yet another U.S. surge this summer or fall, according to new research.
Sunday night’s tornado damaged more than a hundred homes in southwest suburban Naperville, Woodridge and Darien.
The storm hit Naperville and Woodridge late Sunday, damaging homes, toppling trees, knocking out power and causing some injuries.