In the News: COVID-19

A selection of recent news coverage related to COVID-19 featuring the university and efforts to address the disease.

UIC and UI Health

Chicago coronavirus: Remdesivir drug trial patient describes recovery from COVID-19
ABC 7, May 27

Virtual town hall, “Race and COVID-19: Chicago Impact and Opportunities for Change
ABC 7, May 21

Bittersweet e-ceremony for UIC grad: ‘I didn’t really get to say goodbye’
Chicago Sun-Times, May 16

A Different, But Still Powerful Graduation Experience For UIC, UIUC Students Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
CBS Chicago, May 16

Will College Campuses In Illinois Reopen This Fall?
WBEZ, April 30

Drury Lane fabric drive brings in enough to make about 6,800 face masks
Pioneer Press, April 28

Cubs Charities donates iPads to keep UIC hospital patients connected to families
Chicago Tribune, April 24

Americans must embrace hope, not fear
Washington Post, April 17

A buyback program could be the answer to mask shortages
CNN Business, April 9

Testing facility serves 41K in minority neighborhoods throughout Chicago
ABC 7, April 7

Pilsen clinic now offering COVID-19 testing
Chicago Sun-Times, April 6

‘You’re basically right next to the nuclear reactor.’
Washington Post, April 5

New coronavirus testing sites: Pilsen, Roseland and Joliet
Chicago Tribune, April 3

U of I Hospital, nurses agree on hazard pay
Crain’s Chicago Business, April 3

Chicago anesthesiologist on front lines describes treating COVID-19 patients. ‘It’s difficult to predict who will live and who will die.’
Chicago Tribune, April 2

What it’s like for health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic
CNN, March 29

UIC COVID research

Drug poised to get emergency OK for COVID use
Crain’s Chicago Business, April 29

Chicago-area hospitals begin COVID-19 drug trial
Modern Healthcare, April 1

Local hospitals begin COVID-19 drug trial
Crain’s Chicago Business, March 31

Coronavirus update: Anti-viral drug developed to fight Ebola ‘shows promise,’ UIC Chicago investigators say  
ABC 7, March 31

Northwestern, UIC Participating in Clinical Trial of Drug That Could Treat Coronavirus 
NBC 5, March 31

Drug Used To Fight Ebola Being Tested To Cure COVID-19
CBS 2, March 31

UIC, Northwestern Hospitals Testing Antiviral Drug To Treat COVID-19  
Block Club, March 30

UIC testing antiviral drug against the coronavirus as hospital sees ‘surge’ of cases
Chicago Sun-Times, March 26

UIC initiatives to address COVID-19

Chicago medical students, in demand amid coronavirus pandemic, graduate early to enter field: ‘What better time would there be?’
Chicago Tribune, April 15

‘Huge Endeavor,’ Chicago Doctors, City Bring Thousands Of Coronavirus Tests To Homeless Shelters
Block Club Chicago, April 15

‘I’m Proud To Now Be A Doctor’: Nearly 200 Illinois Med Students Are Graduating Early To Help With COVID-19
WBEZ, April 11

U of I med school ships docs early to COVID front lines
Crain’s Chicago Business, April 10

UIC-Shakespeare Theater partnership supplies 5,000 masks to UI Health, leads to work for many
UIC Today, April 2

UI Health’s Craniofacial Center develops N95 mask prototype
UIC YouTube and social media channels, March 31

UIC engineers pitch in to ease shortage of protective gear for health workers: A face shield that can be made in 20 seconds
Chicago Tribune, March 26

UIC faculty experts 

America’s Next Crisis Is Already Here
The Atlantic, May 21

COVID-19 hitting hardest in Chicago ZIP codes already struggling with deadly threat of gun violence
Chicago Tribune, May 15

CPS Made Gains In Learning. Now Schools Are Shut Down. What Will The Impact Be?
WBEZ, May 12

Americans must embrace hope, not fear
Washington Post, April 17

How to Handle Fever, Cough, and Body Aches If You Have Mild COVID-19
Consumer Reports, April 15

Why Are Videos About Spanish Flu Suddenly So Popular On YouTube?
Forbes, April 13

The race for an effective COVID-19 treatment: Hunches, trials and no clear answer
Chicago Tribune, April 10

Shoppers are buying groceries online to stay safe during the pandemic, but Illinois’ 1.8 million food stamp recipients — who advocates say are at greater risk — can’t, thanks to red tape
Chicago Tribune, April 8

Testing shortages complicate decisions on COVID-19 recovery
United Press International, April 8

Shoppers are buying groceries online to stay safe during the pandemic, but Illinois’ 1.8 million food stamp recipients — who advocates say are at greater risk — can’t, thanks to red tape
Chicago Tribune, April 8

In Chicago, 70% of COVID-19 Deaths Are Black
WBEZ, April 5

Will Illinois’s Stay-at-Home Order Reduce Gun Violence in Chicago?
The Trace, April 4

Want to stop pandemics? Strengthen public health systems in poor countries 
The Hill, April 3

Some Chicagoans May Be Facing The Coronavirus Threat Without Water At Home
WBEZ, April 2

Covid-19 Is Twisting 2020 Beyond All Recognition
New York Times, April 1

Everyone Thinks They’re Right About Masks
The Atlantic, April 1

Alumni in the news

Know that coronavirus image with red spikes? Here’s how the artists at the CDC created it
Chicago Tribune, April 4