COVID-19-related deaths in the U.S. surpassed 200,000 this week.
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School kids around the world are photographing the sky to reflect on what the climate means for them.
Gordon Quinn spent weeks in the hospital and months in rehab recovering from the virus.
Chicago’s homeless already worry about where to safely sleep when the cold arrives. COVID-19 is making that harder.
Volunteers getting the shot help determine if a candidate vaccine works. But what with social distancing and masks, scientists must discern if it’s the shot or these other measures preventing illness.
Many Chicagoans were already feeling isolation during the summer. Here are tips to survive the COVID-19-stymied winter that’s coming.
The U.S. death toll has doubled since May. Some experts predict it could nearly double again before 2020 ends. “We are experiencing a tremendous amount of unnecessary suffering,” one researcher says.
The CDC says the guidelines were posted to its website in error. The now-deleted updates were notable because so far the agency has stopped short of saying that the virus is airborne.
The symptoms for seasonal allergies and the flu look a lot like the symptoms for the coronavirus, and the similarities are stressing people out.