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New Chicago Program Holds First Vaccination Event In Largely Latino Belmont Cragin, Focusing On Child Care Workers

CHICAGO (CBS) — A new program kicked off Saturday to make sure in the future, those minority communities who need the vaccine most have a fair shot.

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As CBS 2’s Marissa Parra reported, the race is on as Illinois await their shot of the COVID-19 vaccine – and the first steps to making that race a fair one in Chicago were taken with the official kickoff of the Protect Chicago Plus program.

“If we are going to be able to distribute this vaccine equitably, we need to go into communities that have been most negatively impacted by COVID,” said Mary Kate Daly, vice president of the Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities at Lurie Children’s Hospital.

It’s no accident that the program’s first vaccination event was held in Belmont Cragin – the neighborhood with city’s largest Latino population and also among those hardest hit by the virus.

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Overnight Health Care: New COVID-19 cases nationally drop below 100K for first time in 2021 | CDC warns states against lifting restrictions amid threat of virus variants

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Overnight Health Care: New COVID-19 cases nationally drop below 100K for first time in 2021 | CDC warns states against lifting restrictions amid threat of virus variants | Health officials warn COVID-19 eradication unlikely


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Overnight Health Care: New COVID-19 cases nationally drop below 100K for first time in 2021 | CDC warns states against lifting restrictions amid threat of virus variants | Health officials warn COVID-19 eradication unlikely

Nationwide, COVID-19 cases are declining. While federal officials are warning against getting complacent and lifting restrictions, Iowa is reopening and New York City moved up reopening indoor dining to this week so restaurants can take advantage of Valentine’s Day.

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Good news: COVID-19 cases nationally drop below 100K for first time in 2021

The number of new daily coronavirus cases has dropped below 100,000 for the first time this year, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Just under 87,000 cases were recorded

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Trevor Noah Hilariously Nails Why Working Moms Need Subsidized Child Care

If there’s a silver lining to the problems plaguing working moms right now, it’s that, for once, everyone is talking about the problems plaguing working moms right now!

From The New York Times to The Cut, publishers are releasing piece after piece that dissect just how we got into this mess—the mess, of course, being the complete derailment of women in the workplace.

Now, coverage is coming from more unexpected quarters: Trevor Noah.

In a nearly 10-minute video, The Daily Show host brilliantly breaks down why so many working moms are struggling right now—with just enough humor to keep us from curling up in the fetal position.

“You’ve got to admit, moms are taking on so much more these days: working, homeschooling their kids, running a house,” Noah says after a montage of news clips that paint a very dire picture of women’s losses in the workforce (hilariously

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Dad Daze: Help may be on the way for those struggling with child care

Yolanda has three children, two jobs and one goal, which is to make everything work for her family. My son Milo played on a baseball tournament team with her son, Javy. I always marveled at how this single mom, who worked as a secretary by day and cleaned offices at night, was able to make ends meet and keep her sanity

While driving her family 570 miles for a tournament in Myrtle Beach in 2017, Yolanda’s car broke down shortly after reaching South Carolina, but somehow Javy reported on time. The shy Puerto Rican American seldom missed a practice or game.

His mother accomplished so much for her family despite endless obstacles. The biggest impediment was child care. More than 10% of what she earned was paid to caregivers. It’s made life difficult for Yolanda and millions of Americans.

There is and has been a child-care crisis in America for

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