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NPR: COVID Vaccine For Kids Ages 5 To 11 Is Safe And Effective, Pfizer Says

The first results from the highly anticipated trial studying the effectiveness and safety of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children...

NPR: White House Says Vaccinated Foreign Nationals Will Be Allowed To Fly to The U.S.

The Biden administration is easing restrictions on foreign nationals wishing to fly to the U.S.

REUTERS: FDA staff say Pfizer COVID-19 boosters may not be needed, but do improve immunity

U.S. Food and Drug Administration scientists said on Wednesday that booster doses of Pfizer's (PFE.N) COVID-19 vaccine may not be needed, even though the...

VOA: Students, Beware: That Free Curbside Futon Might Carry Critters

With college students back on campus this school year, insect extermination company Terminix ranked the most bedbug-infested cities in the United States.

VOA: US Hospitals Hit with Nurse Staffing Crisis Amid COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a nurse staffing crisis that is forcing many U.S. hospitals to pay top dollar to get the...

VOA: Fauci: ‘Just Get Vaccinated’

The top U.S. infectious disease expert told CNN Sunday there could be up to 100,000 new COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. by...

NPR: COVID Booster Shots Are Coming. Here’s What You Need To Know

Health officials are preparing to roll out COVID-19 booster shots in the United States this September. According to a plan announced Aug. 18, all...

NPR: Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID Vaccine Gets Full Approval From The FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has formally approved Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. The widely anticipated decision replaces the emergency use authorization granted by...

NPR: Why A Push For Boosters Could Make The Pandemic Even Worse

In September, the U.S. will start offering a third COVID-19 shot to all adults vaccinated with Pfizer and Moderna, even though these vaccines still...

NPR: Vaccinating During Pregnancy Has Become Even More Urgent As ICU Beds Fill Up

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is doubling down on its recommendation that pregnant women get the COVID-19 vaccine, following new...

NPR: Being Unvaccinated For COVID Will Cost Students At A Small College An Extra $750

West Virginia Wesleyan College won't require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 when they arrive for classes this month — but the...

AP: Delta variant challenges China’s costly lockdown strategy

The delta variant is challenging China’s costly strategy of isolating cities, prompting warnings that Chinese leaders who were confident they could keep...

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Urbana Park District hiring head coach and assistant coach for Tiger Sharks swim team!

Urbana Park District is hiring one head coach and an assistant coach for the year-round Tiger Shark swim team. The...

[Champaign] Halloween Masquerade Car Parade and Trunk or Treat on October 27!

We're excited to join with Champaign Park District and Marketplace Mall for this new event. The Halloween Masquerade Car Parade and Trunk...

It’s the Great C-U Pumpkin Hunt, 2021!

ALL OCTOBER You can hunt for pumpkins all over Champaign and Urbana this October during the Great Pumpkin Hunt.

[Champaign] Police Search For Killer Of Champaign Teenager

CHAMPAIGN – Police in Champaign are still searching for the person who shot and killed a Centennial High School student.