The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Wednesday December 2,  2020

Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.

Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal. Emma Shores/WGLT

Wednesday December 2, 2020

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois has planned for how it will distribute a COVID-19 vaccine. But there could be changes as the process moves along.

  • The Flash Index stalled in November, interrupting five months of slow recovery from a steep drop caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The total number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. could increase by millions within the next two months.

  • Illinois public health officials reported more than 12,500 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday. They also reported 125 new deaths in the last day, for a total of more than 12,000 since the pandemic began.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about the challenges that central Illinois hospitals are facing with COVID-19. Eric Stock talks with a pair of Carle nursing officers.

217 Today is produced by Olivia Butts and hosted by Brian Moline. Reporting today contributed by Sean Crawford, Jim Meadows, Shahla Farzan, and Eric Stock.