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Four vials of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Analyzing January Infection Totals

Mark Dworkin explained in a Wall Street Journal story that vaccine distribution as new virus variants are spreading complicates the outlook for the COVID-19 virus in the U.S.

Linda Rae Murray talks with an SPH student.

Outpatient Plans for Mercy Hospital Rejected

SPH's Dr. Linda Rae Murray is a member of Illinois' Health Facilities and Services Review Board that rejected a proposal to close Mercy Hospital in Bronzeville.

A medical professional injects a shot into the arm of a patient.

Nursing Home Vaccinations Slow to Ramp Up

Dr. Ron Hershow told WBEZ the current slow speed of COVID-19 vaccinations in Illinois nursing homes is questionable due to the simpler logistical challenge of on-site vaccinations.

Karen Teitelbaum

SPH Introduces Inaugural MHA Executive in Residence

Karen Teitelbaum, president and CEO of Sinai Health System, is a senior healthcare leader with a distinguished career of leading transformational change in the healthcare industry.

An empty courtroom.

Jury Trials Planned to Resume in Cook County

Dr. Mark Dworkin told the Chicago Tribune plans to restart jury trials in Cook County could not overcome every risk, but masking and social distancing measures should be in place.

A healthcare professional administers a shot into the arm of a patient.

Inequities in Early Vaccination Data

Jeni Hebert-Beirne, a community engagement expert, was interviewed by the Chicago Tribune on early data showing north side residents are receiving the majority of vaccines.

A blown up image of a COVID-19 cell.

New Virus Variant as Vaccines Roll Out

Dr. Mark Dworkin told the Wall Street Journal rising hospitalization rates foretell increases in fatalities in the weeks to come as a new COVID-19 variant alters the pandemic.