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"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

Chicago Tonight

01:37 min | Last week

"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

"Jeffrey bear on. Chicago's elusive search for an official song. In this week's ask geoffrey. I brandished has. We've mentioned we are in north hall stead but it used to be called boy's town. We'll get into that name change and just a bit and why it happened as you mentioned full reopening here in chicago starting next friday. This is the beginning of pride month as well. So understandably businesses are more optimistic here than they have been in over a year. We'll get into all of that and more just a bit but first we toss it back to you. We'll see you soon and now to some of today's top mayor lori lightfoot says chicago is on track to fully reopen next week that puts the city in line with the state's plan to lift all restrictions on businesses and gatherings june eleventh. A week from tomorrow folks and ahead of the previously announced july forth reopening. Now is the time to do this. you know. these numbers are looking so good right now. We don't know for sure what the future will hold. And we've talked about that. Could we have a surge in the fall. Could we have a surge in the winter if we did that would show up and people who are not vaccinated but right now with the way this is heading. I completely agree with you. Lightfoot chicago's public health commissioner. Dr allison arwady say all the metrics particularly hospitalizations are moving in the right direction. But they add it is important for chicago's vaccination rate to continue increasing. Meanwhile state health officials announced more than six hundred new cases of covid nineteen including twenty four additional deaths. illinois has seen a total of more than one point three million.

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"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

Chicago Tonight

06:13 min | Last month

"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

"We're going to try to get back to that. I want to whoever look to the future. You are the first black person to hold that title of illinois house speaker so historic right there and then just last week. We also of course historic verdict in the derek. Chauvin trial found guilty of having murdered. George floyd now you know that policing continues to be a concern particularly in communities of color. What specifically in the state do about that. I know something. The general assembly is considering is ending qualified immunity. Four police officers. What is your position. I think the legislature in january during our lame ducks should took significant steps to move us forward in that space when we passed the criminal justice reform package and we should be really proud of that momentum. Step that we took bent in fact. There was passed about an hour before i became speaker of the house. That was a really historic day for us here in the general public. I think it's important that we give that historic legislation some time to work. Because i do believe that it's going to be a model for reform across the nation. I certainly think it's a start. We have more work to do. But i think you have to let legislation work in assessing and determine where you go so major. I mean a lot of changes and in cash bail many others. What about another issue in elected school board for chicago public schools. You of course served on the school board and proviso and you have endorsed a measure. that would give chicago. A twenty one seat elected school board. Is that the only proposal that you favor or what do you think about this. Hybrid plan that mayor lori. Lightfoot is pushing amanda. I have support an elected school board. Ever since i've been here in the legislature product of malacca school board elected school board. Really prepared me. Well for what i do erin the legislature And so my vote. On the elected school board passed by leader ramirez. A couple of weeks ago was just consistent with my boats on the bill in the past but this is the legislature and negotiation as a an important part of what we do. And i think it's important to get the parties around the table and see if we can come to some common ground and the mayor filed a proposal after that bill passed and i do believe the parties are preparing to get around a table and instead they can come to an agreement. I think that's just the right thing to do. And that's how we do it here in sprint. So open to a compromise there. Now speaking of you did say. During your inauguration speech the politics become too divisive in you promise to work together with legislators from both sides of the aisle. Here's a clip of that. Well we won't always agree because of where we come from. I want to ensure that each of my colleagues knows that. I want to work with you directly but just last week republican state representative. Tim butler called those promises in his words. Bs fuming on the floor that you jammed up a proposal that he's sponsoring even though. It has bipartisan support. Here's a look. We got a lot of people. We represent five million illinois insz on this side of the aisle. Five million and our bills are being ignored. I'm sick of it sick sick sick of it. It's supposed to be a new day. How do you respond to that. I believe that was a lot of posturing political rhetoric. I think that that's the type of rhetoric debt has to be lowered because representative butler looks at the data. It will see that vote democratic bills and republican bills evan moving through the legislature third radio ninety scale right something like four to one democrat. Republican values were simple majority. I mean those numbers and never gonna be even illinois's a supermajority state in both the house and the senate and so that's not a fair comparison. Those numbers are never going to be even and so that's why it's just rhetoric to to insinuate. We're not working across the ohio. I've had republicans in my office and for the first time they're saying we've never seen the inside of this office. Their bills are passing. Because they're working with the speaker of the house are doing very different than the mad again approach. Absolutely and so you know. We can't use a one person's rhetoric to say to cast on his version on the entire process because process is working. I'm being very intentional about reaching across the aisle and working with them but as i said in that clip. There's going to be some things that we agree on. There's gonna be some things. We disagree on as well and we have to Just be consistent and persistent or we're going to continue to do that. Thank you very much our first time with you interview on chicago with speaker emanuel. Chris welch what we hope the first of many times. So thank you very much is always a pleasure. Thank you for now paris. we go back to you. Thanks amanda the single shot. Johnson johnson vaccine is back in circulation in chicago after it was paused due to the occurrence of rare blood. Clots in some recipients this as covid nineteen cases in illinois in chicago are declining after the most recent surge but across the state and country vaccine administration rates are also falling so our chicago and the nation still on track to reach her immunity joining us with the latest. Is dr allison arwady commissioner. Other chicago department of public health. Dr would he good to see you as always. Let's start with j. j. vaccine back online since saturday. How many sites are you administering the jj vaccine and are you hearing anybody refuse to get it because of safety concerned. Yeah so really. Our top goal is to make sure that people have options. We've been careful to label dot dot com.

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"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

Chicago Tonight

04:57 min | 2 months ago

"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

"First some of today's top stories. Another emotional day of testimony in the trial of former minneapolis. Police officer derek chauvin. Several witnesses became upset on the stand and described feeling helpless as they watched. George floyd die including a cashier. Who noticed floyd had counterfeit money standing there with your hands on your head for a while. Correct was going through your mind during that time disbelieve. thank you. Why guilt if i would have just not gonna. Bill could have been avoided. Chauvinist pleaded not guilty to charges of second degree unintentional murder of floyd after kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes. The trial is expected to resume tomorrow. Vice president kamala harris is set to visit chicago on tuesday. It'll be harris's first time visiting since being sworn in and we'll be aimed at promoting vaccine equity which has been among her top priority. Since taking office it's been a thorny issue in chicago and statewide with officials working on a variety of fronts to close vaccine equity gaps since covid nineteen has disproportionately affected black and latino residents and illinois health officials report nearly twenty six hundred new cases of corona virus including twenty eight additional deaths. The state has now seen more than one point. Two four million total cases and twenty one thousand three hundred one deaths so far. Nearly seventeen percent of the state's population has been vaccinated. The first pitch is at tomorrow's cubs home opener will honor state and city public officials. The team announces illinois public health director. Dr in ghazi k. And chicago public health. Commissioner dr allison. Arwady each. throw out a ceremonial first. Pitch tomorrow is one twenty. Start the pittsburgh. Pirates will have limited fans in the stands with the bleacher section reserved entirely for healthcare workers. And we'll hear about chicago's horizon. Kobe cases from dr already in just a few minutes. The chicago police department has made progress in its federal consent decree compliance. But it still has more work to do. That's according to a new report from the independent monitoring team that's overseeing the department's consent decree implementation. The report covers the period between march and december of last year. It found that while. Cpt hit only nine thousand nine hundred. Forty three reporting deadlines the department did reach some level of compliance with one hundred fifty. Four of the three hundred fifteen consent decree requirements. Www news reporters. Heather sharon and matt masterson have been following this and joins us now with more. Welcome both of you before we talk about. The new report matt reminded us how this federal consent decree came to be sure. Consent consensus consent decree itself has been i m place for about two years now. Dating back to march of twenty nineteen was prompted by the twenty four team murder of the mcdonald by chicago. Resolves adjacent van in subsequent investigation by the us department of justice amid all out of their video that came out shooting the case itself that eventually led to age twenty seventeen lawsuit against the city which eventually led to the consent degree. Being and this new report is the third of at least ten semi annual reports to come from maggie. Hickey who is the independent monitor and this will happen over the next five years. Let's hear what mayor lightfoot had to say about this report findings even through pandemic that. The police department made up a lot of unfinished business from the previous two reports. And then really focus like a laser beam on making sure that they got a lot of things right. Higher percentage of meeting deadlines but importantly making real substantive progress so other. The mayor is saying that the report gives a good grade for compliance. what are other elected officials saying. Well good is relative here because the last report. The police department basically was missing. Eighty percent of the deadlines. Now it's closer to forty or fifty percent depending on on how you cut it. A attorney general rule whose office is involved in overseeing the implementation of the consent decree basically said today that it just wasn't good enough. It might be progress but there was still real problems with how the city The police department was working to implement these reforms. And i also. Aclu was not impressed. Either and the mayor kind of barked back at the attorney general after that statement another point criticism as you mentioned. It's been the department's efforts to expand engagement with communities of color in the city. Let's take a listen city because after the unity it is very late in the process often policy almost every finalized instead. What needs to happen is actually sitting down being to change to looking.

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"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

Chicago Tonight

04:00 min | 2 months ago

"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

"Are in the mix and as a member of the progressive caucus. Those are issues that are near and dear to me in that we are advocating for. That's possible but i also want to underscore that money to rebuild and build schools investment in rural and urban broadband cl- to close the technology gap for kids electric grid repair king water infrastructure for drinking water and wastewater management and possibly up to three hundred billion for housing infrastructure as. Well it's gonna be tough to be against those things and tell the american people that the country does it need those. Think you've got to get beyond your acquiescing to donald trump and closing ranks. Because you think you got a shot it when he back the senate and a majority in the house in two thousand twenty two you have to put the national interest forward and i'm not sure that's what the republicans are open to doing any longer. She'll be a ferocious debates. Starting tomorrow when this is unveiled and we'll be joined again later in this program by congress members to discuss voting rights gun safety and immigration but for now our thanks representatives. jan schakowsky rodney davis and garcia. Thank you so much. It wasn't that long ago. When state and city officials announced reopening plans after seeing a decrease in covid nineteen cases. But now that picture is changed as cases are beginning to go up once again. Www news reporter. Heather sharon joins us now with more heather. Officials have been sounding increasing alarms in recent days. What are they worried about with the days to come. Well the fear is that this is the start of what would be the third surge of covid nineteen in chicago. Yesterday was the first day that the city recorded more than four hundred cases per day on enrolling seven day average. And dr allison arwady. The commissioner of the department of public health is said that is an indication that cases are spreading and that people should be very concerned. The cities test positivity rate is four point two percent and shows no so no sign of slowing down if it reaches five percent that's an indication that the pandemic is once again out of control and spreading widely going in an ominous direction. Right now and you spoke with dr. Emily landon whom we've had on this program many times. What did she tell you. Well she said that it feels like she's living in the movie groundhog day where she sees the same things happening over and over again and she's really powerless to stop it. Because both of the all three of the city surges has been preceded with city and state officials allowing indoor dining indoor drinking to resume. And of course. You've got to take your mask off to do that. Which allows the virus to spread. There's also a recent study from the centers for disease control that shows that is among the riskiest things can do and while it might not immediately caused a surge in cases in about forty days. It will which is precisely. What's happening right now in chicago and suburban coca. This comes as the city announced to mass. Vaccinations to new mass. Vaccinations sites. Tell us where they are. Well one will be near wrigley field. I'm on the north side and the other will be at chicago. State university on the south side together both are supposed to open on monday and they will be able to do about five thousand. Vaccinations per day once. They're at full capacity by comparison. The mass vaccination cited the center can do six thousand shots a day so that would represent a huge increase in the number of shots administered in chicago. That's really feels like a race against tyrod right now to get people vaccinated all right. Our thanks to heather. Sharon experience and you can read heather's full story on our website. It's all at www dot com slash news. An nfl ponce with new details.

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"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

Chicago Tonight

04:37 min | 3 months ago

"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

"Nearly one in five illinois residence has received at least the first dose of corona virus vaccine thousands. More will reach that point over the coming weeks at their doctor's office a pharmacy and as of today at the united center the federally run. Mass vaccination site officially opened this morning to delight in confusion. Amanda finicky joins us now. The united center. Amanda how's it going. Their brand s. Some six thousand people are set to get the pfizer vaccine here at the united center for the next six weeks. But if you are trying to get one of those appointments or perhaps you were able to snag on and then you're confused about whether you're going to keep it or not. Well there is good reason to be confused even dignitaries got their numbers a bit muddled today with one official at first saying that one hundred and ten thousand appointments had already been booked and then leader or clarification from the city's public health commissioner saying no as of this point about fifty thousand reservations made and later in the day. Dr allison arwady really did seem to give a nod to that confusion. And i know there's been a lot of Questions about the united center. And i know that the focus the renewed focus on equity that has come Has led to some changes and even some confusion for people and i apologize for people who are feeling unsure about this resource for a gone a quick note that the media is set apart some from where individuals that are getting that vaccine till eight o'clock tonight our media guidelines did ask that we not bother them for the sake of their privacy so the video that you should be seeing on. Your screen is actually from a preview yesterday afternoon now as for that confusion that stems from a day prior sunday when accessed to appointments suddenly got switched at first anyone age sixty five or older from anywhere in illinois could sign up there was also a huge rush during a brief window with seven hundred fifty four appointments per minute booked during a window that let in younger individuals with certain co morbidity things like cancer or pulmonary disease officials say that early data from that showed that less than forty percent of those who got appointments were kogyo residents already called that unacceptable defeating the entire purpose of fema deciding to put a mask backs initiation clinic here. Chicago's west side. We have a lot of neighborhoods that have been burdened heavily by kobe. A lot of heavily black and heavily latin next neighborhoods a lot of neighborhoods that have more barriers to getting vaccinated and one of the decisions for placing the The vaccination center here was recognizing that we really wanted to reach chicago residents so for now. There is really no way to make an appointment here. Temporarily access cut off. It is set to reopen later this week. In the meanwhile local and state officials say that they're going to try to work to fill those appointments behind the scenes with an aim of sixty percent of reservations going to chicago residents thirty percent to residents of suburban cook and then ten percent for those who live throughout the rest of illinois this city in particular targeting folks from vulnerable communities including those near the united center humble park for example but also a handful of other zip codes that includes mckinley park chatham roseland south shore and then in cases you're going to have chunks of appointments booked and set aside for community groups to help get the word out. We didn't really get a ton of specifics from officials on that now or what. He says that this focus on equity isn't just the right thing to do. She says it's the way to nip cove in the good also. The thing that gets our city past covid making sure more people are vaccinated in the heaviest hit zip. Codes is how we actually decrease our case rate how we decrease the risk variants. And how we're able to reopen the city and have lower risks to that end. she says. The city is making progress in decreasing case. It's particularly in latin next chicagoans ends where we now are seeing case rates for covid of latin x chicago that are not higher than Than you would expect them to be based on population where our case rates are really looking like the city as far as race ethnicity goes

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United Center mass vaccination site officially up and running for Chicago residents

Chicago Tonight

04:37 min | 3 months ago

United Center mass vaccination site officially up and running for Chicago residents

"Nearly one in five illinois residence has received at least the first dose of corona virus vaccine thousands. More will reach that point over the coming weeks at their doctor's office a pharmacy and as of today at the united center the federally run. Mass vaccination site officially opened this morning to delight in confusion. Amanda finicky joins us now. The united center. Amanda how's it going. Their brand s. Some six thousand people are set to get the pfizer vaccine here at the united center for the next six weeks. But if you are trying to get one of those appointments or perhaps you were able to snag on and then you're confused about whether you're going to keep it or not. Well there is good reason to be confused even dignitaries got their numbers a bit muddled today with one official at first saying that one hundred and ten thousand appointments had already been booked and then leader or clarification from the city's public health commissioner saying no as of this point about fifty thousand reservations made and later in the day. Dr allison arwady really did seem to give a nod to that confusion. And i know there's been a lot of Questions about the united center. And i know that the focus the renewed focus on equity that has come Has led to some changes and even some confusion for people and i apologize for people who are feeling unsure about this resource for a gone a quick note that the media is set apart some from where individuals that are getting that vaccine till eight o'clock tonight our media guidelines did ask that we not bother them for the sake of their privacy so the video that you should be seeing on. Your screen is actually from a preview yesterday afternoon now as for that confusion that stems from a day prior sunday when accessed to appointments suddenly got switched at first anyone age sixty five or older from anywhere in illinois could sign up there was also a huge rush during a brief window with seven hundred fifty four appointments per minute booked during a window that let in younger individuals with certain co morbidity things like cancer or pulmonary disease officials say that early data from that showed that less than forty percent of those who got appointments were kogyo residents already called that unacceptable defeating the entire purpose of fema deciding to put a mask backs initiation clinic here. Chicago's west side. We have a lot of neighborhoods that have been burdened heavily by kobe. A lot of heavily black and heavily latin next neighborhoods a lot of neighborhoods that have more barriers to getting vaccinated and one of the decisions for placing the The vaccination center here was recognizing that we really wanted to reach chicago residents so for now. There is really no way to make an appointment here. Temporarily access cut off. It is set to reopen later this week. In the meanwhile local and state officials say that they're going to try to work to fill those appointments behind the scenes with an aim of sixty percent of reservations going to chicago residents thirty percent to residents of suburban cook and then ten percent for those who live throughout the rest of illinois this city in particular targeting folks from vulnerable communities including those near the united center humble park for example but also a handful of other zip codes that includes mckinley park chatham roseland south shore and then in cases you're going to have chunks of appointments booked and set aside for community groups to help get the word out. We didn't really get a ton of specifics from officials on that now or what. He says that this focus on equity isn't just the right thing to do. She says it's the way to nip cove in the good also. The thing that gets our city past covid making sure more people are vaccinated in the heaviest hit zip. Codes is how we actually decrease our case rate how we decrease the risk variants. And how we're able to reopen the city and have lower risks to that end. she says. The city is making progress in decreasing case. It's particularly in latin next chicagoans ends where we now are seeing case rates for covid of latin x chicago that are not higher than Than you would expect them to be based on population where our case rates are really looking like the city as far as race ethnicity goes

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"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

Chicago Tonight

02:53 min | 3 months ago

"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

"Customers and the city's allowing restaurants bars and liquor stores to stay open later as well as increasing capacity for indoor fitness classes. Obviously this is great news and to be honest. I didn't expect that we would actually be here so soon. But i think that the the wearing of the masks certainly all these measures to vaccinate our residents across the city and really targeting. Our areas of need have really helped to make sure that were were all moving in the same direction including our business community joining us now with more details as wto w news reporter. Heather cerrone so heather. What were the metrics. The city had to reach to achieve this expanded nor dining. Well the one that was holding the city back was its test positivity rate now the mayor and the chicago department of public health said that they wanted to let fourteen days pass which is the incubation period for a typical case of covid nineteen pass before they allowed restaurants and bars to increase from forty percent to fifty percent capacity. Now that we passed that mark this weekend and today they turn that switch up a little bit. Mostly because that test positivity rate is now at two point nine percent which is an all time. Low there's also all time lows in hospitalizations intensive care units and as well as emergency room visits with symptoms of coded nineteen. So is dr allison. Arwady said everything is moving in the right direction so they felt like this was an appropriate step to take cautious optimism right now. What about cook. County suburban suburban restaurants also expanding capacity. It's right the city and the county partnered together so that they would sort of move in one step so you wouldn't have a situation like say in edison kark where restaurants on one side of the border of chicago would be under different rules whereas restaurants in park ridge just literally stepped away would have different roles so they tried to present a united front so that any possible surge couldn't really find its way in and so far it seems to import. I know that area is very important to have a very quickly. A couple of seconds other restrictions loosened today so fitness classes will increase to twenty people per class and bars can now serve until one. Am and you can head to the liquor store until eleven pm et. Those sales had been stopped at nine pm. So you can out run run out for a nightcap in later than you had been able to. I don't know why you're addressing that to me all right heather. Thank you so much. Thanks periods and you can read heather's full story on our website. It's all at w. w. dot com slash news and that phil ponce lincoln park. Zoo legend phil..

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"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

Chicago Tonight

06:21 min | 4 months ago

"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

"Simmons. But i am of today's top stories. Most chicago public school students aren't back to in person learning yet but the ones who were will have remote learning tomorrow. Cps announced the change today along with a raft of suburban school districts due to the winter storm the near whiteout conditions have also closed all public covid nineteen testing sites through at least wednesday chicago department of public health says anyone in need of covid. Nineteen tests during the closures should contact their primary care physician or review other covid nineteen testing sites. We'll have much more on today's wild winter weather in just a bit illinois. Health officials say they will put a priority on getting second doses to residents who have already received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine that does mean fewer people be able to receive a first dose because of the limitations in vaccine availability. Starting in ten days all illinois wins over. The age of sixteen with pre existing health conditions will be eligible but today chicago mayor lori lightfoot and health commissioner dr allison arwady say the city will likely not have enough supply to meet the new demand. Even though shipments are slightly ticking upward. We were getting six thousand first doses per day this coming week we anticipate getting six thousand seven hundred doses per day. Nowhere near enough as the mayor said progress. And we're happy to be able to do some more planning But working very hard behind the scenes to make sure that when we commit to giving somebody a first does here in chicago that second dose will follow meanwhile illinois public health officials report more than fourteen hundred new cases of the coronavirus in the last twenty four hours including forty one additional deaths that makes a statewide total of one point. One six million cases and the state has passed another grim milestone at twenty thousand and two deaths. The seven day positivity rate is three point five percent and now to paris for analysis of this weekend's impeachment trial outcome paris brennan's the outcome was never in doubt this weekend but seven. Republican senators did vote to convict former president. Donald trump for his role in the insurrection attempt. January sixth some of those senators now faced political fallout as others in the party believes sticking with the former president is the way back to power and twenty twenty two. Here's a short clip from closing arguments on saturday. Because their cases so weak the house managers have taken a kitchen sink approach to the supposedly single article of impeachment senators. This trial in the final analysis is not about donald trump. the country in the world know who donald trump is. This trial is about who we are and joining us to talk about the fallout. Heidi contro- sir visiting professor of constitutional law at northwestern university author and podcast. Dan sinker who has been writing newsletter about the impeachment trial and tom bevan co founder and president of realclearpolitics. Welcome all view back to chicago tonight. Heidi tro sarah. Getting to sixty seven votes never seemed like it was a a likely outcome. Is there a message here. sent that seven. Republicans did vote to convict the president. Yes that was actually quite extraordinary until the Impeachment number one of trump. There had never in american history of being a case in which anyone in the senate any senator had crossed party. Lines to convict someone of the opposite or someone of their own party mitt. Romney was the first that was just one vote so getting seven votes actually is quite extraordinary. Even though as you'd say worsted all's well short of seventeen and in this impeachment trial. There was new video. Footage presented his evidence showing the former vice president. Mike pence being rushed out to senator. Romney narrowly avoiding some of the rioters. There was the news of Trump's phone call with kevin mccarthy saying quote. I guess they care more about the election than you. This came from representative jaime herrera butler from washington Clearly showing trump not acting with any urgency to quell the unrest. Dan sinker was persuasive. Do you think to the final outcome. It had been persuasive. That's was not just heroin to watch as a as a viewer. That was very far from dc but it had to have been incredibly harrowing as somebody that lived through it the first time and then to see as we learned that people like mitt. Romney didn't actually know quite how close the mob had gotten to them I think it could not have hurt. It had to have helped people over over that. One and tom bevan. What about the defense strategy. Although the defense lawyers did get a fair share of criticism For for an unfocused tragedy. But you know saying democrats Had said stuff about riots in in the summer using the word fight that That the president did say protests peacefully in part of his speech on the six. Were any those arguments persuasive you know for me. The defense started off with this sort of aimless wandering hapless defense but got stronger as the travel went on and pointing out that the democrats had manipulated evidence and made their final arguments in the democrats. Actually i thought had the opposite. They started off very very strong a very persuasive case and then sort of stumbled at the end with this stunt about calling. We're gonna surprise calling witnesses which failed and then And then getting into trouble in the seven six so at the end of the day though. I really don't know that that you know. Maybe it changed the vote. You're there on the margins. But i really don't think That there was a lot of there. Were a lot of minds to be swayed. I think we knew the the outcome of this was predetermined well before the trial even began certainly as we as we said at the top but one of the more surprising statements afterward came from senate minority leader mitch. Mcconnell who basically all but blamed trump for the insurrection even though he voted to acquit. Let's take a look at what he said. There's no question on their president. Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events.

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"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

Chicago Tonight

04:26 min | 4 months ago

"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

"That all w. two employees have that includes things like Minimum wage laws unemployment insurance benefits workers compensation benefits state. Lawmakers are working on a bill. That would likely do just that. The sponsors hope to introduce it during the legislative session. Rideshare driver steven. Everett is also an organizer with the chicago chapter of the independent drivers guild. Which helped push for minimum pay and benefits in new york city. They're not taking a position on the bill until they see it but effort says we want the gig companies to know that if there's no driver there's no company there's no uber there's no live we've legislation on the horizon. Rideshare companies are gearing up in illinois superpac funded by rideshare company lift. His spent one point two million dollars donating to dozens of nonprofits and supporting political candidates. Organizer lenny sanchez. Expect what he calls a misinformation campaign their misinformation. That if this were to happen that drivers would lose their flexibility in our ability to work. One day want that is completely false but driver. Darren heard says he's not misinformed while he appreciates what minimum pay and benefits could mean for drivers. He also appreciates the independence that comes with being a contractor. Everybody doesn't get involved in gigging economy work because they want to have a retirement account healthcare benefits. You just needed if they just want to have a tank of gas philip their car or if they're trying to buy christmas presents for family or big just trying to make a complex bucks to invest herds involved with the illinois coalition for independent work. Which says it's a nonprofit. Funded by uber. Lift postmates instacart and door dash as lawmakers consider legislation on. How employees are classified. Heard says they should give gig work a try. Then they'll have that experience to take decision making table to say. Hey i've done this before. I see why he's getting county. Workers really want that freedom of choice. But drivers guild organizers. Say it's not an either or choice. And they say a seat at the table through. Collective bargaining would let them better advocate for drivers like pushing companies to verify passengers identities and requiring them to post a photo regardless of what comes out of springfield or city council. The spike in carjacking and driver's safety is the group's top priority. We want to be able to earn an honest good living at be able to come home from our jobs safely. It's just really dire to be a good worker at a driver fulltime nowadays and even prior to the pandemic for chicago tonight. I'm nick lumbered. The independent drivers guild has a petition calling on companies to work with drivers to address the spike in carjackings. More information on our website. Still to come on chicago tonight. How the corona virus has exacerbated food insecurity in. Chicago's gage park neighborhood. We hear from a community organizer. Chicago librarians are fighting to get in line for the vaccine. Why they say they need it now. A new biography on a woman who's legend looms large in chicago activist. I'd be wells and it's written by her granddaughter. And jeffrey bear on the status of a historic garden in the north lonsdale neighborhood in an all new ask geoffrey but i some more of today's top stories. Chicagoans are hunkering down for more brutal winter weather in the coming days it started this afternoon with what looked like a snow globe flurries and snow up to three inches. The national weather service says tonight temperatures will plummet and stay down into early next week. Maybe beyond sunday for example the high will be in the single digits and some overnight lows below zero with wind chill values well below zero like twelve or lower for blow or lower now that arctic blast is causing the city to temporarily shut down four of its code. Nineteen testing facilities. The facilities require staff members and volunteers to work outside while testing people in their cars even though they've been winterized public health commissioner. Dr allison arwady says the severe drop in temperatures means. It won't be safe for anyone to be outside for an extended period of time. Now the four locations are at midway airport prosser career academy saito scholastic academy and gately part. The centers will be closed from friday through.

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"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White

Reset with Jenn White

03:50 min | 5 months ago

"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White

"To be seen whether we can reach that goal of president biden. Which is one hundred million. Americans vaccinated in his first one hundred days. Not because the clock starts ticking on that in in twelve days mayor lightfoot says we need more she says the federal government must step up and supply. More vaccine doses. Let's listen if you want to have us been this curve and give people confidence that they can resume their normal lives. There must be an exponential increase in the amount of vaccine that is available to cities and towns all over this country chicago public health. Commissioner dr allison arwady said earlier data shows that there may be a racial gap in who gets vaccinated. Laura we know black and brown communities being disproportionately impacted by this virus there. There's the data shows that one reason. Why governor pritzker is deviating from the national recommendations on who gets the virus win and he's he's announced this week that he's going to lower the qualified age of the next a next stage of the vaccinations to sixty five. Seventy five is has been recommended nationally because many people of color blacks and latinos have a much higher death rate in casualty rate in in in that that sixty five or seventy five category. It's real and it's an important way that prescribes reaching out and trying to figure out a way to make sure that that people of color and people who may be less advantage have an opportunity to get vaccine earlier. But we've lost weeks time because of the president's obsession with the election instead of focusing on vaccine distribute distribution of putting the entire power of his presidency in the white house behind that that he has been time on other things but we really really far behind. And it's going to be very difficult for by the time to fight and take over. He's he's gonna already be far behind then earlier. You mentioned teacher. So i wanna talk about. Cps reopening plans mayor lightfoot held a press conference this morning and said teachers who don't show up to class. Monday won't get paid and this comes after half of all the teachers that were scheduled to be back. This past. monday defied the city's orders and they stayed home so the chicago teachers union is proposing schools delay in person learning until employees are vaccinated. What are your thoughts on that proposal. I think we have to look at it. In the context of the entire relationship between the chicago teachers union and mayor lightfoot which has become extremely toxic. It goes back to the campaign you know. The teachers union wanted her opponent. Winkle went all in for her but that was one of two successive mayoral races where Ct you bet on the horse that did not win and or is it the third consecutive race. I guess but What we had there was a toxic relationship and now you add in this pandemic. you have teachers saying we're not gonna show up and some didn't did not show up. You have the mayor replying that you know you could get fired. Potentially cps is saying if you if you don't show up to work and some would say that's typical any job. If you don't show up you could get fired but the teachers have a very strong contract that they've won through strikes and through other very tense relationships with this and previous mayors and so as far as getting them vaccinated. I don't know i mean. Do they really have the capacity to do that even if they if they wanted to do it. Or we're talking about Frontline workers perhaps still waiting for vaccinations. And they're still working on that first. Category of of elderly people with underlying conditions. Who are in nursing homes are. Is that really realistic proposal..

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"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White

Reset with Jenn White

07:17 min | 5 months ago

"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White

"Women in this episode of pie. How will it affect the gender asymmetry in the labor market. The pie subscribe and listen. I'm sasha an simon's in this is reset the first chicago got vaccine against covid. Nineteen exactly twenty days ago. All right so we applaud. I think so. we'll get. We'll we'll get a band aid on and move next pair. That was dr allison. Arwady chicago's commissioner of public health. She was excited. Actually we were all excited. It felt like we were really turning a corner in the fight against this deadly virus. The federal government estimated twenty million americans would receive their first dose of the vaccine by the end of twenty twenty. That number now stands at around. Four point two million. So what exactly is going on. And what's happening specifically in chicago and illinois joining us now is the aforementioned. Dr allison arwady dr. Welcome back to the program i the. Us started out the new year with a grim milestone. dr surpassing twenty million confirmed cases of covid nineteen. How chicago faring. Yeah so certainly. We have been seeing some improvement since we teach here in november We had quite a surge in in november and then have been slowly declining although we thought some increase again after thanksgiving and right now we're seeing again. Some increased following christmas and the end of the year holidays but by and large is still very much increasing We have been on the improving side both in illinois and here in chicago And so we're feeling hopeful really heading into the new year that that will continue. You would kind of affect you expect that the holidays and new year's will have on the city's covid nineteen metrics. Yes to give you a sense. Like if we look at our percent positivity for example We had peaked in november. Up at around at sixteen percent positivity across the whole city. We'd gotten that down to just over eight percent last week and then post christmas as today we were back up to nine point nine percent so i wouldn't be surprised if we see that rise a little bit more particularly with testing down and then hopefully stabilize backout We're still seeing positively two to three times. We want to in case numbers two to three times what we want to. But we've definitely been heading. The right way are hostile. Numbers are coming down are are are coming down And i'm glad to be through the holidays. I hope that people for the most part really did the right thing didn't do too much chattering. And that we will be able to really start thinking about being able to do some reopening Here in the new year opposed posted dialing back. There's also a new covid nineteen variant. That's particularly concerning. The strain was first detected in the uk in september. It's now identified in at least three states and thirty three countries. What do we know about this new variant doctor and could potentially make its way here to chicago certainly run a number of kobe. Variants identified already. I think most importantly at this point this variant looks like the vaccine should still be effective against it which is probably the most the number one question that we have it also does not look it makes people. Any sicker makes them more likely to be hospitalized or die what has been concerning about it. Is that the modeling suggests that if people are infected with this particular they may be more infectious meaning more able to spread it and so the concern has been that in the uk where they've had a lot of people in fact this variant. It's driven a significant surge in cases which in turn can lead to hospitalizations and dust. So we certainly have been on the lookout All over not just the country but the world whenever a covid virus has its dna. Or it's aren a fingerprint text. It's uploaded into a big database. That's true here in chicago just as it is around the world and we do have some academic partners who have been doing some of that genetic sequencing and not identified it at this point but it's possible certainly it could be here. The big thing have remembered though. Is that the same way. You would protect yourself against any other. Very covid should work here to keep wearing that math keeping the six foot distance. So it's nothing we need to change our behavior about. It's just another reminder that we need to stay vigilant even as we're starting to move into vaccine hearing this cove nineteen variant is more infectious in kids. If that's the case. Dr could this change the city's reopening plans for cps theory that it may be more infection kids you have to remember. All of this has just been done in modeling at this point And there are some animal studies going on. That are actually looking to see how much of this is. Sort of based in biology versus. Just what they're seeing you know in terms of actual pattern of spread in the uk. What we have seen here in chicago around the country around the world Is been schools have not driven covid outbreaks. Our communities spread like honestly. We thought that they would be likely to You know when we were looking at six months ago and so the plans here. Just because we've had our our private and appropriate schools. Open really was very good. Success from a kovic standpoint Throughout this fall is to be able to bring chicago public schools back as well With all of the safety precautions in place that have shown us That it's not more likely for for for kids or staff To be interacted with covert as long as the right precautions are in place now. Dr let's talk about the vaccine because vaccinations here in chicago. Illinois started about three weeks ago with a phased rollout at this point who's been vaccinated and who's next in line so we started here as around the country With healthcare workers first with our hospital based healthcare workers and to think people need to realize is that we don't stop at any phase so we will continue to add groups into the phases. Well continuing if we're not if we're not finished with that prior group so we started with healthcare workers and actually tomorrow will be our first. Second dose of the pfizer vaccine Here in chicago for those very earliest hospital based healthcare workers. First couple of weeks really primarily focused on hospital And then last week was a big week for us because we expanded out beginning with some outpatient healthcare workers as well as importantly our long term care facilities skilled nursing facilities assisted living where we've seen such big outbreaks so we are continuing with those groups. here in one. A looking towards some of the other congregate settings whether that's behavioral health Developmentally disabled other places. Where people are you know needing a lot of assistance And where we've seen a lot of spread and we'll be really primarily focused on these healthcare workers still here in one day and then likely next month is when will move to one beat. That's all we focused on older chicagoans. As well as some of the frontline essential workers where again we've seen a lot of outbreaks and want to really make sure we can get a lot of vaccine available in employment settings now. Chicago has administered. Ninety five percent of the cove in nineteen vaccine doses. The city has received from the federal government but mayor lori. Lightfoot says it would take seventy one weeks about one and a half years to fully vaccinate.

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"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White

Reset with Jenn White

05:31 min | 6 months ago

"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White

"So dr tara molina illinois past eight hundred thousand cases and the united states has seen fifteen million individuals infected with covid nineteen. Can we expect that these are the worst numbers will see. Do you think that case numbers will soon become lower. We're still in the midst of this surge even with vaccine rolling out we are gonna see the numbers continue to climb probably into january and possibly early february and then we will in combination with whether warming up again and things like that as you know getting outside more less social gatherings hopefully and the vaccine getting more distributed we will be able to get over this hump but the the worst of it were still in the thick of it numbers wise. Yeah well do you think. People learned any lessons from thanksgiving or christmas and the other upcoming holidays. Make these numbers worse. You know. I think the challenging part is is that when you look at the numbers people are saying. Well thanksgiving wasn't that bad. It seems like you know we didn't have too many issues. And yeah you know you hear these anecdotal things of some family members. Getting covert and. We've certainly seen that as well. The problem is there is a significant lab you know. Sometimes the significant issues with cova don't happen until the second week or sometimes after an individual thinks they might be on their way to recovery. It's not uncommon that we see our yard start to pile up with individuals who are well into a known court course of covid so there may be people at home not feeling well right now possibly presuming. They have corona virus and not necessarily even being on the radar of someone. That's going to end up with some significant issues. So i don't know that lesson has been learned and people that quote unquote got away with having some larger gatherings over thanksgiving might feel that they are well within the clear to do the same for christmas and the other winter holiday so we could get into trouble. Yeah so maybe we haven't felt the full effects of thanksgiving covid. Nineteen spikes gesture yet. Dr allison arwady has stated that. We haven't seen the number of deaths peak. What sort of a peak should we be expecting. You know. it's hard to truly guesstimate. But i will tell you that in in my personal experience. It's not uncommon to have individuals who have a very tumultuous course once hospitalized if they are severely ill so it's not that someone who has got infected around thanksgiving is going to have an unfortunate turn of events and pass away quickly..

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"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

Chicago Tonight

06:09 min | 6 months ago

"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

"At lyric opera of chicago. Unlike anything you've ever heard the first some of today's top stories pfizer's covid vaccine could be in the possession of all thirty four city hospitals by next week. Chicago is set to receive twenty three thousand doses of the pfizer vaccine in. Its initial shipment. It could come soon after and if fda approval happens tomorrow lightfoot says the cdc will determine who gets the first batches she says the city will eventually set up public mass vaccination sites but chicago public health director. Dr allison arwady says that cooperation from community and health organizations will be key to the city's distribution plan. We will be working as soon as we are able to pushback. Seen two partners are full. Goal is to push this vaccine to as many vaccinating partners as we can so our goal will be that people will actually be able to get their vaccine through their provider. And we'll be asking them to prioritize outreach to their patients who are over sixty-five who have these underlying conditions both mayor lightfoot and dr are would he cautioned that widespread distribution of the vaccine is still months away and dr are would he will join us on the program in just a few moments. Meanwhile illinois health officials are reporting more than eighty two hundred new cova cases and one hundred seventy nine additional deaths in the last twenty four hours that makes for a total of eight hundred twelve thousand cases and thirteen thousand six hundred. Sixty six deaths. The test positive across the state right now is eleven point four percent and life would says she's spoken with forty fourth ward alderman. Tom tunney and says she's quote deeply disappointed. The alderman acknowledged he allowed indoor dining. At and sather's the restaurant he always. I'm belmont and lakeview city. Officials are investigating and could issue sunny. A ten thousand dollar fine for violating city kovin protocols lightfoot says she expects there will be consequences the minoza he did wrong. He will absolutely be held accountable zero exceptions for that But i understand the anger and the frustration because this has been such an incredibly hard year more on this story with our spotlight politics team just a bit later in the program. Some buzz around chicago native mellody the business executive and philanthropist. We'll become chair of the board of starbucks. Non executive chair hobson has been on the board for fifteen years. There and co-ceo chicago-based ariel investments. She's also mary to star wars creator. George lucas and now back to brandis. And chicago's top. Dr brandis paris. Thank you and as you just reported. Officials are detailing their covid vaccine. Rollout planned today. An initial shipment of twenty three thousand doses is expected in chicago as soon as next week with healthcare workers receiving vaccine. I joining us with more. About chicago's covid vaccine plan. Is dr allison arwady commissioner of the chicago department of public health. Dr arnn thanks for fitting us in again. So i please remind us what are the recommendations on who should receive this vaccine. I or so we have to follow the cdc recommendations which put in the first priority healthcare workers and long term facility both workers and residents. And so that's what the whole first part of phases healthcare workers were starting with hospitals. But then we'll be expanding out from there and that's all kinds of healthcare workers. We're talking home health. Aides were talking dentist. It's a wide range. That will be talking but it starts Probably as soon as next week potentially with our hospitals. And we'll this first shipment be enough for all of the healthcare workers in chicago. Who need it not at all so we estimate we have about four hundred thousand healthcare workers in the city of chicago using that broad definition so twenty. Three thousand will be the first week and then we'll be getting more week after week after week and pushing it to help their workers to launch him care facilities and then following up and it's going to take a while for sure to get through that group but we're really excited to get started assuming the fda gives the emergency use authorization and the cdc recommends actually starting destination and then who's next after healthcare workers. So we will be waiting to hear the formal guidance of from the advisory committee on immunization practices through the cdc. They've signaled likely next. Group will include essential workers as well as people over sixty five and people with underlying conditions. That obviously is a lot of chicago. And so even as we're waiting to hear some more details about potential sub prioritisation within that. We're already planning thinking about for people who are over. Sixty-five with underlying conditions will be working closely with for example many many many Doctors offices and outpatient practices across chicago will be asking them to be reaching out to their partners. Sorry to their patients so that people who are older with conditions will especially be able to get it through their doctors offices and then we'll be working on the essential workers side with employers will be doing outreach. In communities of where the virus has hit hardest to ensure that as essential workers lived in those neighborhoods for example they know how to get vaccinated. And then we'll be having some mass vaccination sites they'll be by appointment initially and we'll start with healthcare workers. But we're doing planning in all of these streams we can handle all of the vaccine that is given to us by the federal government. And we've got plans that flex very large or very small depending on what that supply chain looks like now. During this afternoon's press conference we also heard from dr helene gayle. The chicago community. Trust us speaking specifically about equity. Tell us how equity for communities of color factor into your vaccination plan so we have thought about equity and actually put it at the center of every phase of his vaccination plan. You've heard us talk a lot about equity already on the case side on testing side and we're being more serious about it on the vaccine side because this is how we're eventually gonna get past covid i and so for example where even from the beginning where we're thinking about healthcare workers This is not just doctors and the nurses this is also thinking about people who are nurses aides people who are working sometimes in some of the more support roles which may be lower paid and which we know in chicago..

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"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

Chicago Tonight

02:34 min | 7 months ago

"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

"But first some of today's top stories all but three states now fall. Under chicago's emergency travel order requiring travelers from those states to quarantine for two weeks upon arriving in chicago. The only three states with fewer than fifteen daily cases per one hundred thousand people are maine vermont and hawaii shown here in the lighter yellow additionally chicago public health commissioner. Dr allison arwady outlined. The city's plans to distribute the covid nineteen vaccine. If one should arrive in chicago in the last two weeks of the month. We have plans. That will start with with all thirty. Seven hospitals receiving vaccine for healthcare workers. Not yet for patients and we have plans for all one hundred twenty eight a long term care facilities in chicago that would include both skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. Meanwhile state health officials report another twelve thousand cases of corona virus in illinois and an additional one hundred twenty five the state total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic is now more than seven hundred. Thirty eight thousand and the total number of deaths is twelve thousand. Four hundred. Three the test positivity rate sits at twelve point two percent with a month to go before the year's end chicago police say they've already recovered more than ten thousand illegal guns as shootings and homicides in the city are up more than fifty percent for the first eleven months of twenty twenty. Compared to twenty nineteen cd says november's fifty eight homicides mark the highest total for that month since twenty seventeen and be third highest total since two thousand still. The department says overall crime is down seven percent so far this year driven mostly by a reduction in burglaries and thefts utility giant commonwealth. Edison has been in the news since july. When prosecutors made the stunning announcement that the company headed admitted to a long running bribery scheme. A new report takes detailed. Look at the law at the center of the scandal. Amanda finicky joins us now with more. Amanda friend is that bribery scheme intended to gain the goodwill of my house speaker michael madigan who by the way denies any involvement or wrongdoing began in twenty eleven. That is also the that the general assembly approved the energy infrastructure modernisation grin muscle. And also you can just think of it as the smart grid. Law comment said that the electric grid up but that it wanted. I guarantee you.

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"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

Chicago Tonight

07:03 min | 7 months ago

"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

"So he said rather than trying to draw businesses to his shop actually even four black friday or is the city of chicago is encouraging shoppers. This year to shop black as in black owned businesses can't says for shopper. Safety as well as for his own he hopes that more comic fans will shop remotely and now here is where the spirit of collaboration kicks in when i called to see whether he'd be willing to talk with us for an interview he suggested that we also speak with the shopowner just across the hall. Sarah lukens who owns shy town. Magpie lucan suspects. Her store may be the smallest shop in chicago. It's one hundred square feet only but it has stopped with posters ornaments candles other tickets and treasures all either maiden or celebrating rogers park the city of chicago. She's also missing loyola students. Who would typically be coming in for a ten dollar chicago print that they could hang in their apartment or their dorm wall now. She's looking for her neighbors to step in and step up really gonna have to step up now and really think micro local if you want your streets scene in your neighborhood to stay the way you have enjoyed it. Being and the reason you've bought real estate may be in your neighborhood. You're going to have to support the small businesses because it's really the flavor of your community. That is something to keep in. Mind as you begin to shop for this holiday season we will be back soon with cook. County commissioner larry suffered in. He's represented the area for nearly twenty years. But for now paris back to you thanks. Amanda city officials pleased for folks. To stay home for thanksgiving seemed to be falling on deaf. Ears as triple a. estimates. Some fifty million americans will still be traveling this week. The city announced last week that it'll be opening a permanent testing facility at midway airport and fourteen million dollars in federal grant funds will be going to community health centers. This comes as demand for testing has grown exponentially in recent weeks. Will the city and testing facilities be prepared if another surge of cases comes after the holiday and joining us once again. Is dr allison arwady. Commissioner of the chicago department of public health. Dr already good to see you. Thanks for being here. Well let's hear what your boss mayor lightfoot had to say about thanksgiving celebrations and plans and travel a little earlier today. I'm urging you not to engage in your normal thanksgiving plans to keep it limited to your immediate household while we have seen encouraging signs in our covid nineteen positivity rate levels are still in the double digits and dangerously high and we are still on track unfortunately tragically for an additional one thousand deaths by the new year just in chicago alone that throw. What's your reaction to the number of people travelling in the lines. We see at o'hare display despite pleas to stay home. Stay socially distant. Yes i mean. I can control what i can control and what i really have asked. Is that you know folks here in chicago. Avoid travel and if they haven't already laughter to really not ring folks into their household. I think unfortunately we still are seeing a lot of people are not to in covid as seriously as they need to given how. It's surging across the us. Where adding more than a million cases a week you're across the country So i'm worried that we definitely could see a another increase in cases after thanksgiving just like they saw in canada after canadian thanksgiving. Are there any models that show you. What exactly those numbers would be. We've seen the positivity rate. Come down just a little bit. What could the caseload. In the positivity rate be in worst case scenario right so as you know we have seen just the beginnings of some curb flattening. Worry is more that we could get right back onto that trajectory that we've been on and that would really be tragic because that has the potential to fill. Our hospitals leaves even more deaths. What is a safe way to celebrate. Thanksgiving if you're with your household or with a few people right. So we very much encouraged people for thanksgiving but just right now under are stay at home advisory to not have people into your household who don't already live there If there are people who are going to be gathering please remember that a negative test does not mean someone might not have covid task can be negative for a number of days even while someone can infectious so if there is going to be gathering do the mass gang paying. But it's not too late to change your plans and if you can not have people over right now we recommended we estimate as many one in seventeen chicagoans. Right now has active kobe. Right as going on. I want to show a two maps. Here of testing. I of positivity rates on the left there. That's what you're seeing. So the positivity rates are really high on the southwest side the darker blue and then the right map that's the test rates and so the test rates are lower where those light blue and grey areas are so duck you. How'd you get more testing accessibility to areas like the south west side. That are seeing these high positivity rates. Yeah absolutely this is exactly what the chicago department of public health has been working on We know there are lots of different entities. The do testing across chicago. Academic hospitals clinical settings private practices. Cdph has worked to push testing every single week to where it is most needed. Those areas applied positively where seeing cases. And so we've been standing out some permanent sites as well as mobile sites in those areas but we represent a relatively small fraction. The good news is here in chicago. We've more than doubled the number of tasks that are being done every day just since the beginning of october. So that's been important and we're seeing that continue to grow because we're supporting a lot of the partners even as we're putting additional funding into testing at the city level and part of that includes a new testing site at midway. How how much capacity will that have. Yes so. I want to emphasize its at midway. But it's in a hurricane. Let it midway because it is not not really travelers. It is aimed at people who live in that six six to nine zip code which is where we seen a lot of certain cases so similar to our other static locations that will have the ability to bring through many hundreds of potentially as many as a thousand per day And we're working to sort of you know. Continue to build that capacity and it's good because already on our first day opening. We saw no more than six hundred fifty people tested even on that very first day. We're asking people who have other options to get tested through their healthcare provider on our website. 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"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

Chicago Tonight

01:49 min | 7 months ago

"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

"How chicago area businesses or preparing for the winter months and what they hope to see on the horizon the role of advocacy journalism in telling the stories of marginalized communities and revisiting a show of paintings by the french impressionist clause monet and the chicago garden inspired in paris. As you mentioned rogers park tonight as part of our chicago tonight in your neighborhood series will be speaking with leaders from local food pantries. Who are working to feed their neighbors. This thanksgiving also local business owners who are struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic but for now back to you. Thanks amanda and i tonight some of today's top stories mayor lori. Lightfoot says she's quote extremely concerned. That thanksgiving could become a corona virus superspreader event lightfoot is again calling on chicagoans to avoid travel in large family gatherings over the holiday and stress that the city is on track to lose an additional one thousand chicago into the virus by the start of the new year. The mayor did have some good news to share regarding the availability of a vaccine. We are expecting to have the first supply. A covid nineteen vaccine. Before the end. Of this year percy dc and federal guidance only a limited segment of the population will receive the vaccine. I this include our frontline. High risk healthcare workers and first responders. Those people who are treating covid patients themselves then that will be followed by especially high risk individuals lightfoot says vaccines are not to be expected widely available for the general population until mid to late. Twenty twenty one and we'll talk with chicago public health. Commissioner dr allison arwady a bit later in the program..

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"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

08:03 min | 7 months ago

"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"Free talk live. Talk radio that you control and you can call and talk about anything. That's on your mind. That free number is eight five five four five zero three seven three three which is our. Espn next summer. Mark your calendar. From june twenty eighth through july the fourth. It's fest two thousand and twenty one at rogers campground and the beautiful white mountains of new hampshire fork. Fest is happening right after the porcupine freedom festival but fork fast is decentralized which means that was is in charge and it means that. There's no ticket cost. All you have to do is reserve your camping site. Rv side or motel room with rogers campground for june. The twenty eighth through july the fourth. You can relax and enjoy the camaraderie of like minded people or you can create whatever experience meant you'd like others to have last year. There was a there was a masseuse. There was a chiropractor that were countless places to eat really good food. It was amazing. You can connect with other fork faster via the unofficial telegram chat or the forecast for him and links to those are on the unofficial website. Fork fest dot party again june. The twenty eighth drew through july. The fourth was he then fork fast dot party. 'cause i'm definitely attending it. Maybe the only event happening next year. That's a rate things are going. It was one of the happened this year. And we didn't get hassled about it. The police did show at one point. But i think that was joined. They did but they didn't enter the camp ground. Oh you don't recall that no and it was during the porcupine freedom festival. I don't remember exactly what was going on or why it was. How do vaguely recall that. I think they'd like rolled in rolled right back out. It wasn't worth even talking about at one point. They did years ago. They tried to come into port fest or something and we ran them right off. Yeah kudos on that. There's video i be shy. I'm sure there are dozens of venus. Really maybe one or two. Okay i mean there are probably was more taken but i don't think everyone uploaded. There's good point. yeah so chicago is locking down. Kesling thanksgiving so is vermont. So is i think. North dakota california several other places sweden doing similarly restricting gatherings to or fewer people or seven or fewer people. If you had eight n violation Vermont thankfully alone. For whatever reason you can still go to other people's thanksgiving dinners at sounded like the exception. There was really bizarre. I think it said it was only your immediate family. Oh that's right. yeah lame. All the lame affiliation continues. There's more from chicago though if you'd like. Yeah absolutely so. They've announced what they call the protect chicago strategy to stop the spread of covid nineteen as say the announcement comes according to abc seven chicago code. Nineteen cases are increasing across the state and the city is on track to have a thousand more people die from the virus by the end of the year said mayor lightfoot as part of the advice how many people a thousand by the end of the that seems like not very. Many people really doesn't in a city like chicago as part of the advisory advisory. Okay i hear your advice and discard it right. And i do that. The mixed terminology is very. I find to be very confusing. So as part of the advisory chicagoans and again it's a media that loves to say this when it comes to government. The media loves to use the term asked. Chicagoans are asked to leave the house for work. Oh you just asking officer are you asking or are you ordering officer because if you just asking then i'll kindly declined your request and go about my business if you're ordering well then you're going to likely hurt me if i don't go on with what you say so. They're not asking if they are actually threatening you with penalties which they are so asked to only leave the house for work or school or essential needs which includes getting medical care going to the grocery store or pharmacy getting takeout food or to receive deliveries of course as you know a lot of Hospitals and doctors are actually refusing medical care to like patients that might need something other than covid related attention. And that's an elective is being completely disregarded. In a lot of places quote hampshire it was briefly but it resumed back in like september elective surgeries and stuff. Like that. did no visitor should be in your home. Unless they're in central workers like home health care or education workers said lightfoot so no friends allowed. The city is imposing a new capacity limit of ten people on meetings and social events including birthdays weddings. Business dinners and funerals. The capacity limit does not supersede industry specific guidelines which can be found at chicago dot gov slash reopening. so again. If your your loved one happens to pass away during this time well sorry if you wanted to. Have you know all the people that they might have touched in their in their life. Come together in one place. No you can only have ten and the same for weddings. Writings are at the end. Childbirth thing and weddings or things that people plan sometimes for years. Sorry you won't be able to do that. in chicago. Officials strongly recommend strongly recommend that residents not gather with anyone outside of their household including trusted family members and friends for thanksgiving. It is recommended that families celebrate virtually gathering in person. Boy grandma that that turkey sure looks like it might smell real good. I do regret not buying a lot of zoom stock two years ago. It never occurred to me to some is not really a regret us but it sure would have been nice to have done that two years ago. Close thanksgiving sounds awful times. Jit don't don't even bother with the virtual thanksgiving just installed a sims. And have your imaginary family. Cook thanksgiving dinner and watch them. Enjoy it while you eat a sandwich. At least that would be better. It would be more entertaining real than this number virtual thanksgiving. Yes i mean can you just. It's also lame and it's also pathetic. I'm so tired of commenting on it that that was what might thought last night when i was watching the metallica reimagining. It's the same crap con constantly repackaged and shoved down our throats. Now it's virtual thanksgiving. I mean it's like the whole point of thanksgiving. Besides getting together with people is one of the reasons you get together is because everybody can do some things better than others right so like grandma's good at making the turkey or grandpa's or you know on the uncle is good at making the stuffing or right like everybody's got their their recipe that they've perfected over the years and they bring to the table and the whole point of thanksgiving wants to get a whole bunch of people together. Yeah so that you could give each other diseases that wiped out half an almost entirely their populations then take over the country. You're okay just go okay. Just a few decades. And gotcha the next month's getting an infectious disease as a result of thanksgiving. That's thanksgiving tradition quote the next few months winter the flu and covid fatigue had the potential to truly create a catastrophe that could be avoided. Here said dr. allison arwady weighty the commissioner of the fatigue. Just sick of this crap. I'm ready for well. The stop talking about flattening the curve. Because all that's going to is extend it she says i'm more worried about covid right now than i have been. Since march lightfoot warned that in the next seven weeks the city could lose at least a thousand more lives with less than two weeks before thanksgiving chicagoans are thinking deeply about how they'll celebrate rick and jennifer reamker canceling their normal plans. She said we have extended family in wisconsin. And we're sad. Our niece has a new baby and we haven't been able to see her. I think it's unprecedented times. And we just gotta suck.

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"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

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08:02 min | 7 months ago

"dr allison arwady" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"It's free talk live. Talk radio that you control and you can call and talk about anything that's on your mind that toll-free number eight five five four five zero three seven three three. Which night is orient ian next summer. Mark your calendar from june the twenty eight through july the fourth. It's fort fest. Two thousand and twenty one at rogers campground and the beautiful white mountains of new hampshire fork. Fest is happening right after the porcupine freedom festival but forecast is decentralized which means that no was is in charge and it means that. There's no ticket cost all yet. Do is reserve your camping site. Rv or motel room with rogers campground for june. The twenty eighth through july the fourth. You can relax and enjoy the camaraderie of like minded people. You can create whatever experience or even you'd like others to have last year. There was there. Were a masseuse. There was a chiropractor. There were countless places to eat really good food. It was amazing. You can connect with other forecasters via the unofficial telegram chat or the forecast fest form and links to those are on the unofficial website fork fest dot party again june. The twenty eighth drew through july. The fourth was he then fork fast dot party. 'cause i'm definitely attending. It may be the only event happening next year. That's a rate things are going. It was one of the what happened this year. And we didn't get hassled about it. The police did show up at one point but the they did but they didn't enter. The campground don't recall that. No it was during the porcupine freedom festival. I don't remember exactly what was going on or why it was. How do vaguely recall that. I think they'd like rolled in world right back out. Then we're even talking about. I think at one point they did years ago. They tried to come into port fest or something and then we ran them right off. Yeah could us on that. There's video i would be shut down. There are dozens of venus. Really maybe one or two okay. I mean there were probably was more taken. But i don't think everyone uploaded. There's a good point. Yeah so chicago is locking down kessler. Thanksgiving so is for months. So is i. Think north dakota california several other places sweden doing similarly restricting gatherings to eight or fewer people or seven or fewer people. If you have more than eight you're in violation Vermont thankfully if you live alone for whatever reason you can still go to other people's thanksgiving dinners sounded like the exception. There was really bizarre. I think it said it was only your immediate family. Oh that's right. yeah lame. Lame affiliation continues. There's more from chicago though if you would like. Yeah absolutely so. They've announced what they call the protect chicago strategy to stop the spread of covid nineteen as say the announcement comes according to abc seven chicago as covid. Nineteen cases are increasing across the state and the city is on-track to have a thousand more people die. The virus by the end of the year said mayor lightfoot as part of the advice people thousand by the end of the year. Scott seems like not very many people really doesn't in a city like chicago as part of the advisory advisory. Okay i i hear your advice and discarded do that. The mixed terminology is ver-. I find very confusing. So as part of the advisory chicagoans and again it's the media that loves to say this when it comes to government. The media loves to use the term asked. Chicagoans are asked to only leave the house for work. Oh you just asking officer are you asking or are you ordering officer because if you just asking than only declined your request and go about my business if you're ordering well then you're going likely hurt me if i don't go on with what you say so. They're not asking if they're actually threatening you with penalties which they are so asked to only leave the house for work or school or essential needs which includes getting medical care going to the grocery store. Pharmacy getting takeout food or to receive deliveries. Of course as you know a lot of Hospitals and doctors are actually refusing medical. Care to like s- patients that might need something other than covid related attention. Yeah anything that's an elective is being completely disregarded in a lot of places quote now hampshire. It was briefly but it resumed in like september elective surgeries and stuff. Like that. did no visitor should be in your home. Unless they're in central workers like home health care or education workers said lightfoot so no friends allowed. The city is imposing a new capacity limit of ten people on meetings and social events including birthdays weddings. Business dinners and funerals. The capacity limit does not supersede industry specific guidelines which can be found at chicago dot gov slash reopening so again. If you're your loved one happens to pass away during this time. Well sorry if you wanted to. Have you know all the people that they might have touched in their in their life. Come together in one place. No you can only have ten and the same for weddings. Writings are at the end. Childbirth and weddings are things that people plan sometimes for years. Sorry you won't be able to do that. in chicago. Officials strongly recommend strongly recommend that residents not gather with anyone outside of their household including trusted family members and friends for thanksgiving. It is recommended that families celebrate virtually instead of gathering in person. Boy grandma that that turkey sure looks like it might smell real good. I do regret not buying a lot of zoom stock two years ago. It never occurred to me too so it's not really regret us but man. It sure would have been nice to have done that. Two years ago. Quote for thanksgiving sounds awful. Oftentimes don't don't even bother with the virtual thanksgiving just install the sims and have your imaginary family cook at thanksgiving dinner and watch them. Enjoy it while you eat a sandwich. At least that would be better. It would be more entertaining. Be more real than this number. Virtual thanksgiving yes. I mean can you just. It's also lame and it's also pathetic. I'm so tired of commenting on it. That was my last night when i was watching. The metallica reimagining. It's the same crap. Cons- constantly repackaged and shoved down our throats. Now it's a virtual thanksgiving. I mean it's like the whole point of thanksgiving. Besides getting together with people is one of the reasons you get together is because everybody can kind of do some things better than others right. So like grandma's. Good at making the turkey or grandpa's or you know on the is good at making stuffing or right like everybody's got their their recipe that they've perfected over the years they bring to the table and she is the whole point of thanksgiving wants to get a whole bunch of people together. Yeah so that you could give each other diseases. That wiped out half almost entirely their population. Then take over the country. You're going okay. Just go okay. Just a few decades. Gotcha the next month getting an infectious disease. As a result of thanksgiving it s thanksgiving tradition quote the next few months winter. The flu in cove fatigue have the potential to truly create a catastrophe that could be avoided. Here said dr. Allison arwady the commissioner of fatigue. Yeah people who were just sick of this crap. I'm ready for well. Stop talking about flattening the curve. Because all that's going do is extend it. She says i'm more worried about covert right now than i have been since march lightfoot warned that in the next seven weeks the city could lose at least a thousand more lives less than two weeks before thanksgiving. Chicagoans are thinking deeply about how they'll celebrate. Rick and janet reamker canceling their normal plans. She said we have extended family in wisconsin and we are sad. Our niece has a new baby and we haven't been able to see her. I think it's unprecedented times. And we just.

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