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How Will It Impact You? Tough Questions About The Covid-19 Vaccine

December 11th, 2020
How Will It Impact You? Tough Questions About The Covid-19 Vaccine

There’s been in incredible number of questions in regard to an upcoming covid-19 vaccine, what it means, when it’ll get here, and how it’ll impact the Quad-Cities and beyond. In an effort to, as usual, present the latest FACT-BASED reporting and research on the topic, we at QuadCities.com are presenting a question and answer session on the topic, courtesy of the Rock Island County Health Department. The first questions were answered by Edward Rivers, director of the Scott County Health Department Vaccine 101: What we know now The first questions were answered by Edward Rivers,... Read More

Have Questions About The Covid-19 Vaccine? Here Are Some Answers…

December 11th, 2020
Have Questions About The Covid-19 Vaccine? Here Are Some Answers...

There are a LOT of questions in regard to covid-19, the upcoming vaccine, and various other health issues. In an effort to answer those questions and, as always, provide FACT-BASED reporting and information, we at QuadCities.com are printing the following Q and A regarding the covid-19 vaccine and other covid-related matters. The first questions were answered by Edward Rivers, director of the Scott County Health Department Who is involved in the vaccination planning in the Quad Cities? Our health departments, emergency management agencies, our local health systems (Genesis and UnityPoint) and... Read More

Rock Island County Reports New Covid Cases, Deaths For Today

December 10th, 2020
Rock Island County Reports New Covid Cases, Deaths For Today

The Rock Island County Health Department is reporting five additional deaths from COVID-19: a man in his 90s, a man in his 80s, a woman in her 90s and a woman in her 80s, all of whom had been living in long-term-care facilities; and a woman in her 80s who died at home. The total number of deaths now is 192. “We offer our sincere sympathies to the loved ones of these five Rock Island County residents,” said Janet Hill, chief operating officer of the Rock Island County Health Department. In addition, the health department reports 124 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 9,522. Currently,... Read More

BREAKING: Gov. Kim Reynolds Extends Iowa Covid Restrictions At Least Another Week

December 9th, 2020
BREAKING: Gov. Kim Reynolds Extends Iowa Covid Restrictions At Least Another Week

BREAKING: As Iowa continues as a hot spot for covid-19 cases, Governor Kim Reynolds is extending mitigations for “at least another week” on the state. “We look at it on a daily basis, we review it on a daily basis, we review it on a weekly basis,” Reynolds said in a press conference today. “We still have a long ways to go on our hospitals, but they are seeing some relief. I’ve said all along, we’ll dial up and we’ll dial back as appropriate and so that’s the same thing that we’ve done from the beginning of the pandemic.” Iowa... Read More

Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Postpones January Show for January 2022

December 9th, 2020
Rock Island's Circa ’21 Postpones January Show for January 2022

At the close of a year that has very much gone wrong, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse has made another difficult decision – to postpone its forthcoming comedy, “The Play That Goes Wrong,” from this January to January 2022. “With the explosion of Covid–19 cases in the last few weeks, and our governor reverting back to the restrictions of Stage 3, coupled with the huge post-Thanksgiving surge anticipated in the next 2 weeks, and the post-Christmas increase, it was abundantly clear we had to postpone the show,” Circa ‘’21 producer Denny Hitchcock said Wednesday. “Our main concern,... Read More

Quad-Cities Sees Record-Breaking Number Of Free Covid Tests Given This Past Weekend

December 8th, 2020
Quad-Cities Sees Record-Breaking Number Of Free Covid Tests Given This Past Weekend

A record-breaking number of people came out for free covid-19 tests over the weekend at the TaxSlayer Center, the first of three weekends this month offering free testing at the Moline venue. Over 850 free tests were given on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5-6, breaking the old record for the most number of tests given out over a weekend, according to Kyle Douglas, site manager for HR Support, the subcontractors running the testing location. There were also a record number of tests given on one day, as 517 were administered on Saturday. The temporary community-based COVID-19 drive-through testing site... Read More

Quad-Cities, Illinois and Iowa Covid Numbers ‘Still Have A Long Way To Go’

December 8th, 2020
Quad-Cities, Illinois and Iowa Covid Numbers 'Still Have A Long Way To Go'

Health officials on both sides of the river encourage Quad-Citians to continue to mask up and be diligent in regard to preventing the spread of covid-19, warning we still have a long way to go before the pandemic is under control. Illinois Department of Public Health director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said numbers from the aftermath of the Thanksgiving holiday have still not fully emerged, and that we “have a long way to go” before the disease is settled. “To be clear, the numbers still have a long way to go to move away from what could reasonably be called the danger zone. In other words,... Read More

Nurse Exposes Truth About Covid-19 Hospital Crisis ‘Beyond Comprehension’

December 7th, 2020
Nurse Exposes Truth About Covid-19 Hospital Crisis 'Beyond Comprehension'

A Chicago nurse and immunology and infection expert is sounding an alarm about covid-19 in Illinois and nationwide and offering a first-person look at what’s really going on in hospitals. Jenny King is a Legal nurse consultant at AALNC – American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, Public Health/ER Registered Nurse at Illinois Nurses Association and Administrator at COVID19 Coalition for HealthCare Workers. She studied Immunology and Infection at CDC Global and studied Covid-19 Dynamics & Clinical Surveillance at Johns Hopkins University. King posted the following... Read More

BREAKING: Iowa Suffering ‘Severe Outbreak’ of Covid; Illinois In ‘Extreme’ Danger Category

December 5th, 2020
BREAKING: Iowa Suffering 'Severe Outbreak' of Covid; Illinois In 'Extreme' Danger Category

BREAKING: Covid-19 is raging through Iowa and Illinois, with Iowa in the midst of a “severe outbreak” and Illinois surging upward into the “extreme” danger category, according to the latest statistics. Iowa covid-19 cases and deaths are continuing to triple the number in Illinois, which continues to experience a rise in cases of its own, despite Illinois’ much larger population. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, there were 30,328 new confirmed and probable cases of covid-19 in Iowa on Dec. 3, with 258 deaths reported; and even more cases and deaths... Read More

Quad City Arts’ Quarantine Exhibit Postponed Until October 2021

December 4th, 2020
Quad City Arts’ Quarantine Exhibit Postponed Until October 2021

Quad City Arts’ plan to help regional artists stay motivated by creating artwork throughout the quarantine — which began in March 2020 — will continue into 2021 with the culminating exhibition of chosen works postponed to October 2021. The plan is to share the artwork with the public when we can safely gather socially, said Dawn Wohlford-Metallo, visual arts director at Quad City Arts. “As the pandemic wears on, it is more important than ever for people to express themselves creatively,” she said. All artists residing within a 250-mile radius of the Quad-Cities are invited to... Read More