While weekly score gets worse, Elkhart General has 1 COVID patient (Elkhart General – 3/4/21) Elkhart County sees positive impact from COVID vaccinations (WNDU – 3/5/21) Health officer urges continued vigilance (Goshen News – 3/5/21) Health officer urges continued vigilance (Yahoo!News – 3/5/21)
Elkhart mayor receives first dose of COVID vaccine (WNDU – 2/24/21) Elkhart's mayor gets coronavirus vaccine as racial disparity persists (WSBT – 2/24/21) County turns blue, mayor gets vaccine (Elkhart Truth – 2/25/21) COVID-19 college crisis: Pandemic takes toll on nursing students (IUSB Preface – 2/27/21) While weekly score gets…
Missing COVID-19 vaccine shipment from state leaves St. Joseph County officials scrambling (South Bend Tribune – 2/19/21)
The pandemic has hit communities of color harder than others, and vaccination rates among people of color are lagging behind those of other groups. To address these imbalances, and to urge EVERYONE to get vaccinated, the 100 Black Men of Greater South Bend produced this video in cooperation with Beacon Health System and the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences at Indiana University South Bend. We hope you will help us spread this message so as many people as possible get vaccinated when it is their turn. Thank you to LeAnne Young, RN, Memorial Hospital director of trauma services, and Dr. Freeman Farrow, Beacon Medical Group LaPorte, for using your voices in this important effort.
ALARMS, EXHAUSTING SHIFTS AND SADNESS: LIFE ON A COVID-19 WARD (The Record – Goshen College Campus Newspaper – 2/11/21)
Eye on Health: Steps to take before and after getting the coronavirus vaccine (WSBT – 2/9/21)
More than 700,000 people in Indiana have gotten at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Doctors say there are things you should and should not do before and after you get the shot. Doctors with Beacon Health System explain those in this Eye on Health report.
Women of child-bearing age and new moms, especially those who are breast-feeding, ask whether they should still receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it is their turn. Dr. Tina Jennings, a family physician at Beacon and a new mom, offers her perspective and insights.
Local hospitals seeing lowest numbers of coronavirus patients since summer (WSBT – 2/5/21) COVID numbers in St. Joseph County are lowest since September (South Bend Tribune – 2/6/21)
News reports and health officials have recently been touting the benefits of wearing two masks. Dr. Laura Munkel, a family physician with Beacon Medical Group Goshen, offers her perspective and shows us the right way to wear two masks.