The advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration unanimously voted Thursday to recommend that the FDA approve Moderna booster shots for people who had previously received Moderna’s vaccine. People eligible for the booster shot include people over 65 and other adults who are considered at high risk. The eligible groups are those eligible for […]
Pfizer and BioNTech today filed their formal application with the Food and Drug Administration to authorize their COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use for children 5 to 11 years old. In a submission to the FDA last month, the drug companies said children 5 to 11 would be administered two doses of the vaccine, with each […]
The relatively high number of cases of Evanston residents reported today may be attributable in part to the high number of tests administered and to cases of NU staff and students.
At its Sept. 27 meeting, the District 65 School Board unanimously approved a budget for the District’s school year 2021-2022 (FY’22). The final budget pegs operating revenues at about $151.3 million and operating expenses at about $151 million, and projects that the District will operate at a surplus of $302,523. Overall, operating revenues are expected […]
New COVID-19 cases in Evanston in the last week totaled 67, compared to 48 in the prior week. NU had 81 new cases in the last week.
School District 65 last school year spent significantly more at schools where students had relatively greater needs, according to a report presented to the Finance Committee of the District 65 Finance Committee on Sept. 20. The report, presented by Raphael Obafemi, Chief Financial and Operational Officer, and Kathy Zalewski, Business Manager, was prepared in collaboration […]
Evanston had 45 new COVID-19 cases in the last week, down from 61 in the prior week.
President Joe Biden on Sept. 9 announced a broad plan “to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by increasing the share of the workforce that is vaccinated in businesses all across America.” He said, “We have a tool to combat the virus,” but added that we need to “come together as a country and use those […]
In the last two days the number of new COVID-19 cases in Illinois declined from a nine-month high of 5,178 yesterday to 4,224 today. On Monday the number of new cases was 2,395, but jumped to 4,871 on Tuesday. The seven-day average of new cases is 14% higher today than one week ago. Yet, at […]
In the last seven days, there were a total of 25,598 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois. Two months ago, the seven-day total was 1,736. In a press conference this morning, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that the rapid spread of COVID-19 “is increasingly causing concern for hospital capacity in communities across Illinois.” “Let’s be clear,” he […]