Do You Have A Coronavirus Question? Ask The Expert

Dr. Irfan Hafiz, an infectious disease specialist and chief medical officer at Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital, Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Woodstock Hospital, is taking Shaw Media Illinois reader questions about coronavirus.

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  • Virus crisis ebbs in China, spreads fear across the West
    PARIS – The coronavirus epidemic shifted increasingly westward toward the Middle East, Europe and the U.S. on Tuesday, with governments taking emergency steps to ease shortages of masks and other supplies for front-line doctors and nurses. “We are concerned that countries’ abilities to respond are being compromised by the severe and increasing disruption to the global supply of personal protective equipment, caused by rising demand, hoarding and misuse,” said World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. More
  • Virus spread prompts Fed to slash rates
    WASHINGTON – In a surprise move, the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate by a sizable half-percentage point Tuesday in an effort to support the economy in the face of the spreading coronavirus. Chairman Jerome Powell said at a news conference that the virus “will surely weigh on economic activity both here and abroad for some time.” It was the Fed’s first move since last year, when it reduced its key short-term rate three times. More
  • Sanders wins top prize, California; rival Biden surges nationwide
    WASHINGTON – Bernie Sanders seized victory in Super Tuesday’s biggest prize, California, while a resurgent Joe Biden scored wins in the upper Midwest and African American strongholds in the South, in a dramatic offensive. The two Democrats, lifelong politicians with starkly different visions for America’s future, were battling for delegates as 14 states and one U.S. More
  • Thousands of migrants look for way around shut Greek border
    KASTANIES, Greece – Thousands of migrants and refugees searched for ways to cross Greece’s border with Turkey on Tuesday, as Athens ramped up its diplomatic efforts for help from the European Union to seal off its eastern land and sea frontiers. Turkey has made good on a threat to open its borders for those seeking to cross into Europe. More
  • Elgin restaurant closes abruptly with weddings, events still booked
    Gifford's Kitchen & Social in Elgin closed abruptly this week, leaving in a lurch customers who booked parties, fundraisers and weddings. A steady stream of unhappy people stopped by the restaurant at 2300 Bushwood Drive on Tuesday afternoon after news spread on social media. More
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gareth Bale question use of images in Fifa 21
    Several of the world’s most recognisable players including Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gareth Bale have questioned the right of football’s governing body and Fifpro to sell their likenesses for use in a ...
    11/24/2020 - 5:32 am | View Link
  • Answers to Every Possible Pandemic-Thanksgiving Question
    Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. Most years, in the anxious days before Thanksgiving, I write a ...
    11/23/2020 - 5:22 pm | View Link
  • Trump Yet to Answer One Press Question Since Election as GOP Pressure for His Concession to Biden Grows
    Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Senator Pat Toomey, Congressman Fred Upton and John Bolton were among the Republicans that urged Trump to admit defeat this ...
    11/22/2020 - 9:33 am | View Link
  • The Big Question: Can the EU Remain a Community of Democracies?
    A Q&A with historian Timothy Garton Ash on the roots of populist discontent in Hungary and Poland and the threat it poses to the future of the European Union.
    11/22/2020 - 1:00 am | View Link
  • Judge's devastating question for team Trump
    President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani made a rare appearance in a courtroom this week in a baseless and hopeless effort to invalidate Joe Biden's victory. It backfired when the judge threw out ...
    11/21/2020 - 8:28 pm | View Link
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