Lisle Township Democratic Organization

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COVID Update

Updated 2021-08-04

Vaccinations for residents 12 and up are available on a walk-in basis at the Health Department’s Central Public Health Center (111 N. County Farm Rd, Wheaton). The clinic will operate Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. Save time by pre-registering at: www.dupagehealth.org/covid19vaccineregistration.

COVID Symptoms

Robin Kelly, Chairwoman of the Illinois Democratic Party, reminds us:

In case you missed it, the CDC is recommending people wear masks indoors in 84 of the state’s 102 counties. Please heed this advice and encourage others to do the same! We’re watching closely for any guidance from Governor Pritzker as it relates to upcoming DPI events, and will stay in touch as that becomes available.

Additionally, she writes:

Republican candidate for Illinois governor Gary Rabine … has been on a vaccine misinformation crusade, including the claim that 6,000 people died from the COVID-19 vaccine. It’s clear that this is a lie: vaccines are saving hundreds of thousands of lives by preventing severe infection and hospitalization. Rabine’s fear-mongering is a danger to the public.

Vaccinations are now available on a walk-in basis at the Health Department’s Central Public Health Center (111 N. County Farm Rd, Wheaton). The clinic will operate Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. Save time by registering: www.dupagehealth.org/covid19vaccineregistration.

By CovidActNow‘s reckoning DuPage County’s risk has increased to “high”.

DuPage County’s infection rate, which is the average number of people infected by an infected individual. Less than 1 reflects decline, greater than 1 reflects growth.

Deep Dive DuPage

Some of you may not be aware of Deep Dive DuPage, a live webcast conducted by LTDO vice-chair Claire Goldenberg and Holly Hootman. They interview “local politicians, elected officials, grassroots leaders and organizations in our community”.

The interviews are live most Fridays at 7:00pm. If you view live you get the chance to participate, but if you can’t, no problem; the interviews are recorded. The most recent interview was with newly elected Lisle Township trustees Lisa Rose and Jean Page. Tune in sometime!

John Lewis 1940-2020

July 17th was the first anniversary of the death of civil rights activist Congressman John Lewis. He was an inspiration to America and the world. The following quote from heather Cox Richardson honors his memory:

A year ago tonight, Georgia Representative John Lewis passed away from pancreatic cancer at 80 years old. As a young adult, Lewis was a “troublemaker,” breaking the laws of his state: the laws upholding racial segregation. He organized voting registration drives and in 1960 was one of the thirteen original Freedom Riders, white and Black students traveling together from Washington, D.C., to New Orleans to challenge segregation. “It was very violent. I thought I was going to die. I was left lying at the Greyhound bus station in Montgomery unconscious,” Lewis later recalled.

Read the rest of her essay here.

Get Your 2020 Flu Shot

Be sure to get a flu shot soon! It won’t prevent COVID, but it will help you avoid getting the flu and COVID, which can really ruin your day. Some help:

My suggestion: if you don’t have a humidifier for your home, this might be the right time to get one if you can; you’ll probably be more comfortable in any case.

Why is there a flu season, anyway?

June Membership Meeting

Our next general Membership Meeting will be held Monday, June 14th at 7:30 PM. The featured topic will be mental health resources in DuPage County.

Registration for Zoom: http://bit.ly/06-14-21-LTDO

We’re also looking for in-person space for our July meeting. Any ideas? Contact news@ltdo.org.