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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.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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