Rare Coronavirus Mutation Can Complicate COVID-19 Testing, St. Louis Researchers Report

ST. LOUIS — A rare coronavirus mutation can affect COVID-19 testing reliability, new research from Washington University has found. Identified in a handful of St. Louis patients last year, the mutation may make it harder for certain commercial tests to detect an infection. But researchers emphasize that the vast majority of COVID-19 tests target multiple […]

Young Adults Face Roadblocks To Access Mental Health Care

INDIANAPOLIS — Noelle Broughton is an accomplished student. She’s in a graduate program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and is headed for a PhD. Listen to this story here. She also struggles with anxiety and self-doubt. As a child, she had a few therapy sessions, but they didn’t last. Now, at 25, she wants to […]

217 Today: Wednesday May 12, 2021

Wednesday May 12, 2021 Today’s headlines: The head of an investigation into a deadly COVID-19 outbreak at the LaSalle Veterans’ Home says confusion over pandemic protocols within the facility likely made the crisis worse. Local health departments are gearing up for the extension of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to people as young as twelve. Gov. […]

Pritzker Announces New Round Of Rebuild Illinois Grants

URBANA – Gov. JB Pritzker used local road projects in Champaign County as his backdrop Tuesday to announce the latest round of Rebuild Illinois grants. The governor’s actual backdrop was a lineup of heavy equipment at the Champaign County Highway Department building in Urbana. Standing in front of them, Pritzker listed the accomplishments of Rebuild […]