Employers from Macy’s to United Airlines are having to adjust after skyrocketing omicron COVID cases have led large numbers of workers to call out sick.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to a 62% drop in blood drives at schools and colleges, according to the American Red Cross.
And, across Illinois, the COVID-19 death rate is 22 times higher for the unvaccinated than for fully inoculated residents as breakthrough cases appear to be far less lethal.
Federal officials say planes might need more room to land if 5G systems interfere with instruments that measure how high a plane is above the ground.
The unvaccinated are fueling a bleak third wave of COVID in Cook County, with weekly death tolls four-fold than just a month ago.
Pew Research survey found that 44 percent of childless adults in the U.S. never plan to have kids, a significant increase from 2018.
Chicagoans have experienced long lines, no results after weeks and questionable safety practices at some pop-up testing sites.
Bare shelves at supermarkets are attributed to omicron, a labor shortage, climate change and other reasons. “We’re really seeing the perfect storm,” one industry expert told NPR.
President Biden and others in his administration insist schools should stay open, even with the omicron wave making it harder than ever to manage.
Chicago Public School classes resume Wednesday after five days of no instruction. Do the students want to return?