This Week's E-Edition
MEMPHIS, Mo. — As Dr. Shane Wilson makes the rounds at the tiny, 25-bed hospital in rural northeastern Missouri, many of his movements are familiar in an age of coronavirus. Masks and gloves. Zippered plastic walls between hallways. Hand sanitizer as he enters and exits each room.
British officials authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use today, greenlighting the world’s first shot against the virus that’s backed by rigorous science and taking a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic.
The nation’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus in the weeks after Thanksgiving, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas.
Plans continue to take shape for a Dubuque County alternative care site for COVID-19 patients, with one location under heavy consideration.
A split Dubuque County Board of Supervisors on Nov. 23 gave the director of the county health department the authority to spend up to $10,000 of allocated funds to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Menster, Weber are all-state
- Cascade High student makes State Swimming Championship
- Community Christmas tree decorated in River View Park
- Santa Claus is coming to Fillmore Bar and Grill
- Fauci: US may see 'surge upon surge' of virus in weeks ahead
- Scout holds winter weather accessory drive
- Hoffman feels at home as a Hawkeye
- British officials authorize Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use