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Tuesday May 11, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • With Illinois heading toward a full economic reopening next month, the state’s Department of Public Health is launching a program to vaccinate workers in office buildings around the state.

  • An Illinois Congressman says it’s vital for the United States to help contain the COVID-19 pandemic as it continues to worsen in India.

  • Midwest farmers will likely need to pay higher prices if they want to buy more land.

  • Champaign-Urbana public health officials reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 Monday. The number of active cases fell to 323, the lowest number in nearly three weeks.

In today’s deep dive, we follow the journey of one dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, from its manufacturing, to its final destination in Archie Thomas’ left arm.

Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Seth Bodine, and Steve Burger.

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving story, and we are working hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. We recommend checking the Coronavirus Information Center for the most recent numbers and guidance.

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Brian Moline

Brian Moline

Brian Moline is the Managing Editor of Illinois Newsroom and host of Morning Edition for Illinois Public Media/WILL. He's been with WILL since 2015, after a long stint at WDWS-AM in Champaign where he covered both news and sports for more than a decade. If you have story or interview ideas, you can reach Brian at bmoline@illinois.edu.

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