The Biden administration is making billions of dollars available to drugmakers to scale up domestic production of COVID-19 vaccines in the hopes of building capacity to produce an additional 1 billion shots per year to share globally.
As of New Year's Eve, the 12 months that were 2020 yielded a net, nationwide 5.5 million jobs lost, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Federal data show that greater Peoria's leisure and hospitality industry alone lost an incredible 40 to 50% of it's employees during the pandemic.But the COVID Effect is spread out.
PEORIA (WEEK) -- The faces of the men and women felled by Covid-19 are changing in Peoria County. From a pandemic that initially claimed more white women, most in the 80's and 90's, today's fatalities are among a younger and more diverse part of the population. In the spring of 2020, we were forced to re-think what vulnerable looked like.
The Pritzker administration wants to help people get COVID-19 booster shots as soon as possible. In fact, Gov. JB Pritzker is calling on skilled nursing facilities to give boosters to residents and staff by Thanksgiving.