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217 Today: Many new doctors are missing crucial medical training after focusing on COVID-19

Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • A major winter storm could drop around a foot of snow on Champaign County and other parts of central Illinois from Tuesday into Thursday.

  • Truck drivers crossing the U.S.-Canada border — in either direction — are now required to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Lawmakers in Springfield will consider legislation that would repeal a surcharge gas companies add to consumers’ monthly bills.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn how new doctors’ constant focus on COVID-19 is keeping them from learning other necessary medical skills.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Jim Meadows, Dana Cronin, Michael Puente and Farah Yousry.

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a Sophomore studying journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Aside from working as an intern with WILL, she is an investigative reporter and editor at The Daily Illini. Farrah started reporting for the Commercial-News and the News-Gazette while in high school in Danville, Illinois.

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