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Healthcare providers of Chicago reach out to help underprivileged communities during COVID-19 emergency
Erie Family Health Centers gives incorporated and moderate clinical, dental and social human services for patients all things considered, under one rooftop.
President and CEO Dr Lee Francis joined ABC 7 Chicago remotely to discuss what his organization is doing during the COVID-19 emergency.
Francis told that they saw a spike in cases among minority networks and is currently beginning to descend, but it hasn't dropped enough yet.
He said that these people group are likewise profoundly affected by other chronic conditions and low vaccination rates for youngsters.
They're attempting to contact these people through telehealth. Erie serves over 82,000 patients for each year at 13 areas all through Chicago and the encompassing rural areas, paying little heed to protection status, movement status, or the capacity to pay.
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Chicago police announces the public safety strategy for Memorial Day
Chicago Police and other officials announced they are preparing a public safety strategy for Memorial Day Weekend on Friday morning.
At 11 a.m., the Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown and representatives from the Chicago Fire Department, Chicago Park District, and other agencies made this announcement in a press conference.
To increase the safety for people, Chicago police will increase the number of patrols from Friday. People will be able to see a more significant amount of uniform police officers in and around major transit hubs and thoroughfares.
When it comes to large events, the preparation has to be good, and all the aspects of safety should be considered forming a new operation team. For this, the city is launching a first-of-its-kind Summer Operations Center within the Emergency Operations Center at OEMC. According to officials, SOC will start on Friday, and for every weekend this summer, it will be staffed by representatives from different departments of the city such as the Park District, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Public Schools, Streets and Sanitation and more. This operation aims to reach the most vulnerable parts of the society, and departments and agencies will be able to monitor the city quickly and efficiently with this new center.
Loretto Hospital provide free COVID-19 testing which will help underserved West Side communities
Loretto Hospital is offering free and easy testing for COVID-19, but this offer is turning out to be a danger in itself as people arrive at the center hours before the testing begins for COVID-19 at 9 a.m. on the weekend.
Dr. Nikhila Juvvadi, a chief clinical officer at Loretto, said, "So the process, once you get to in the front of the line, is probably less than three minutes, but it is the waiting process. But we try to do the best we can with how many people we have and the resources."
Lorette is located in the Austin neighborhood and is providing drive-thru and walk-up testing since April. The virus is proving to be more harmful to communities of color.
"Austin is an underserved community in terms of health care in general," said Erin Borders, director of outpatient services. "Most of our patients who come to Loretto and in the community have comorbidity."
Around 300 specimens are collected in Loretto daily and are then sent to state labs for processing. According to hospital officials, it takes 5 days to get reports, and delivery of the results is a challenge in such a time.
The medical workers at testing centers know the risk of their jobs, but without thinking about consequences, keep working to provide help to people.
Hospital officials are varied as they are unable to provide antibody testing; they are only testing for a person who has COVID-19 or not.
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Check 7-Layer Dip recipe of Stacey Baca
Stacey Baca of Chicago shared the recipe of her famous Seven-Layer Dip on Saturday.
Spread bean dip on the base of a little glass cake pan and spread guacamole as the subsequent layer. Blend sour cream and taco blend and place it as the third layer. Make sure to cover all the guacamole cautiously. The fourth layer is heavily grated cheese! Chopped tomatoes are put, trailed by cut dark olives. Top with green onion slices and eat with corn chips and tortilla.
- Bean dip- 1 can
- 8 ounces of guacamole (homemade can also be used)
- Sour cream- 8 ounces
- Grated cheese
- 2 chopped tomatoes
- Sliced Black olives- 1 can
- Green onions- 3 slices
Where to find good quality meat and barbeque for Memorial Day
As the Memorial Day is approaching, it may be an official start to grilling and outdoor smoking for many, but due to COVID-19, many grocery stores are having limited stocks of commercial beef pork processors.
As most of the restaurants are closed, many farmers and butchers have enough products to sell.
You can either order online or go and pick up from the farms, and your purchase will support the local farmers and business owners, and there is even a guarantee for high quality.
Shelly Herman and Irv Cernauskas have been delivering local products purchased fresh from farms, which include organic produce, meat, and cheese for all the Chicagoland.
The Hofherr Meat Company, which is just a few miles away, has one of the best butcher shops in the North Shore region, which delivers all over the area. They buy their products from local farms like Catalpa Grove and Creekstone, usually trimming and breaking things down themselves depending on customer orders.
In the West loop area, Publican Quality Meats is butchering similarly.
"We are sourcing from small, family farms, and we are getting whole animals, and we are introducing our customers to less common cuts of meat," said Head Butcher Rob Levitt.
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People trying to find a safe place during the pandemic
At a when everyone is considered for a safe place to live, Simon talks about her search for assisted living facilities which started during the early stages of COVID-19. Simon turned to LeeAnn Allman, an eldercare specialist, who first tries to understand the need of the family, their concerns and that determine the place best suited for them.
The number of investigations in top-notch nursing homes, the previous year, in L.A. had increased to 5,000, and these numbers existed before the pandemic. The numbers made the county Board of Supervisors request for an inspector general to oversee skilled nursing facilities.
Terry McGhee, along with his family, ate taking care of 150 people in over 20 board-and-care homes, as a part of St. Jude's Home for the Elderly. No positive COVID-19 case has been reported among the residents as well as the staff involved in those facilities. He advises to beware of the facilities and people, who do not check the history, do not ask questions and offer to take people to earn some extra money.
Also, West Covina's Regency Grand has not reported any positive cases among the residents and its Co-founder Tom Stanley says that they are following safety protocols which include testing for staff and residents.
Two suspects arrested after a high-speed pursuit through South LA, multiple vehicles damaged
A man along with a woman was involved in a pursuit leaving many others injured and destroying their way across South Los Angeles. The driver was at a speed of more than 100 mph and damaged multiple vehicles during that erratic police chase. Scott Reiff told that AIR HD started tracking the pursuit in the Monterey Park region where the driver reached up to 100mph. From 10:30 am, the drivers were involved in their destructive driving, followed by police, and they drove past residential streets, taking very sharp turns and blowing through the intersections. The driver circled S. Central Avenue, appeared to lose control of the truck, regained control, and avoided a spike strip put by the officers and this chase continued to 110 Freeway. The truck almost missed many vehicles before running into a sedan. A driver in the pick-up truck tried to block the suspect near E. Florence Avenue. Smoke emitted from the vehicle’s backside and the vehicle driver rammed into the other truck. They continued to Florence, and after some time, the rear tire blew. The suspects continued driving on the rim with less speed. The worn-out rim caught fire, the driver and passenger jumped off and were immediately arrested.