Since the start of the pandemic, we have sent this newsletter for 447 days in a row. With the state of Illinois moving the Phase 5, fully reopened, and with daily coronavirus briefings by IDPH ending this week, we will begin sending this newsletter weekly (instead of daily) on Friday, June 18.
We hope you share our cautious optimism that the volume of newsworthy coronavirus updates will continue steadily decreasing, and that this corresponds with the virus loosening its grip on our communities and our country.
We’ll continue to update our data page daily with the latest numbers from the state department of public health. To check those numbers daily, bookmark this link.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen first visited Portugal, which was the first of the EU’s 27 countries to formally present ideas for spending its share of the $970 billion earmarked last year to help countries out of a sharp economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
David Vallejo would be fighting for his life in intensive care. Mavelin Bonilla, who experienced only mild symptoms, would be shattered after being told her fiancée had a less than 10% chance of survival.