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217 Today: New clinics aim to help patients suffering from long-term COVID-19 symptoms

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Another county resident – a man in his 70s – has died from COVID-19.  This is the fifth COVID-19-related death in July and brings the countywide death toll to 301.
  • Governor JB Pritzker ended COVID-19 vaccine mandates for higher education institutions, leaving the decision up to individual schools.
  • The CEO of the state’s economic development public-private partnership said he’s working to market the Central Illinois region to the site selectors who make decisions on where new businesses locate.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear how new clinics are attempting to aid patients who continue to suffer from COVID-19 symptoms for weeks or months after their initial infection has passed.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Emily Hays, Tim Shelley and Steph Whiteside.

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Sydney Wood

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