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COVID-19 vaccinations begin at UIHC as 60 new deaths are reported in Iowa

Frontline healthcare workers at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics started receiving COVID-19 vaccinations on Monday morning. Vaccination programs around the country have begun following the FDA’s emergency use authorization of Pfizer’s vaccine Friday night. Emergency room RN David Conway was the first person at UIHC to receive the vaccine. “How’d it feel?” one […]

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Iowa surpasses 250,000 COVID-19 cases as the Pfizer vaccine takes another step towards FDA approval

Late Thursday afternoon, the FDA’s vaccine advisory panel voted 17 to 4, with one abstention, to recommend the agency grant emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to people 16 and older. The FDA almost always follows the panel’s recommendations, and the emergency use authorization is expected to happen quickly. The four […]

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Illinois businessman charged with stealing more than $1.6 million from UIHC in PPE scam

An Illinois businessman has been charged with wire fraud after stealing more than $2.6 million from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and a Chicago hospital that was supposed to pay for “scarce personal protective equipment amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago announced on Tuesday. According to the complaint filed […]

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As COVID cases surge, Gov. Reynolds introduces minor new restrictions and pledges to keep Iowa ‘open for business’

On Tuesday, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported 4,441 people statewide tested positive for COVID-19 during the 24-hour period ending at 10 a.m. The department has reported more than 4,000 new cases on five of the last six days. The new cases on Tuesday included 219 residents of Johnson County and 424 residents of […]

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UI hospital executive warns Iowa is entering ‘the danger zone’ as the state sets another record for COVID-19 hospitalizations

For the ninth day in row, Iowa set a new record high for hospitalized COVID-19 patients. On Tuesday, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported 730 hospital patients with confirmed cases of the virus, 170 of whom were being treated in intensive care units. Speaking to reporters on Monday, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics […]

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