The COVID-19 vaccine does not impact an insurer’s decision to pay out claims, as confirmed by the American Council of Life Insurers in March 2021. In addition, the vaccine is typically not used to determine your eligibility for coverage. In fact, it may open up coverage for those with underlying health conditions, as the vaccine reduces the risk of dying from COVID-19.
Illinois' first known case of a more infectious variant of COVID-19 that was first detected in travelers from Brazil has been identified in Chicago, public health officials said.
"It’s a risk vs. reward thing and I risk my life to save others," said Brandon Jones, who always worried about bringing the virus home to his wife and two kids.
When someone gets a vaccine, how long will it take to become effective? What happens when groups of people are approved to be vaccinated? Are experts concerned about long-term safety? These are some of the many questions readers sent us that we’ve put to health and science experts.
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Prime your immune system to effectively fight disease by keeping your body healthy. Follow a nutrient-rich diet that includes lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Also, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep. “Being in good health helps us to resist infectious diseases,” says Starnbach.
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A 31-year-old Atlantic County man learned Friday morning that he tested positive for COVID-19.
After the coronavirus outbreak in a nursing home in Washington state that so far has killed at least 19 people, Illinois facilities that cater to susceptible populations are preparing for the possible spread of the disease by beefing up their rules and health screenings, according to state and nursing facility officials.
In a secure lab about 25 miles southwest of Chicago, a powerful X-ray beam is pointed toward a crystal grown from a coronavirus protein.
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