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217 Today: Lack of data on sickle cell disease creates consequences for patients

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Many Central Illinois communities are cleaning up after severe storms Monday night.
  • Members of the University of Illinois Graduate Employees Organization say the University’s proposed contract doesn’t give them the pay and benefits they deserve.
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is now strongly recommending students and staff wear masks in classrooms.
  • University of Illinois students say they’re not rattled by Chancellor Robert Jones’ suggestion to begin wearing masks again while in the classroom.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about the lack of data on sickle cell disease and the subsequent consequences for patients.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Reginald Hardwick, Nour Longi, Emily Hays, Madison Holcomb, Farah Yousry.

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Sydney Wood

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