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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 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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Severe storms possible Thursday evening and overnight

From the National Weather Service in Central Illinois: A line of t’storms will affect the area late Thursday afternoon into the overnight hours. Some severe storms are in the forecast, with damaging wind gusts and large hail. Stay weather aware and be ready to take shelter when storms approach.