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See firsthand caregiver accounts, get important COVID-19 updates and hear the latest pandemic news from our BJC experts. You’ll also find remarkable stories of survival, witness poignant family reunions and more.

Illinois announces details of next COVID reopening phase, vaccine eligibility expansion

BND - Dr. Clay Dunagan shares with the Belleville News-Democrat how an increase in vaccinations will make herd immunity more likely.

BJC doctor finally living with her family after a year in an RV to keep COVID-19 away

KMOV - Last march, one Barnes-Jewish Hospital physician on the front lines made the decision to distance herself from her family so she didn't bring COVID-19 home – after a year, she has reunited with her family. KMOV shares more.

BJC ER doctor looks back after treating COVID-19 for the last 365 days

KMOV - Emergency Department Chief at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Robert Poirier, says preparation is what has gotten him and his staff through the tough moments of fighting COVID-19.

Ask The Expert: One Year of COVID-What's Next?

KMOV - Dr. Hilary Babcock, a Washington University infectious disease specialist at BJC HealthCare, looks through a year of COVID, and explains to KMOV what we know now that we didn't know then, and what's next.

Is Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant women?

KMOV - The approval of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine has pregnant women asking if it was safe. The Women & Infants Center shares details with KMOV.

COVID survivor gets vaccine, encourages other

STLAMERICAN - St. Louis American tells the story of a COVID-19 survivor and how he is advocating to the black community to receive their vaccine.

Experimental drug credited with saving officer's life amid COVID-19 battle

KMOV - While hospital numbers are declining in the St. Louis area, doctors are still working to find treatment options for COVID-19. Missouri Baptist physicians received compassionate use approval from the FDA for a drug to save one patient’s life, KMOV shares the story.

‘Unspeakable challenges’: COVID-19 forced St. Louis-area hospitals to adapt quickly

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - St. Louis-area hospital systems created command centers within days of seeing their first COVID patients, with small groups of key leaders meeting daily to address immediate and changing needs. Dr. Clay Dunagan shares how steps were taken to care for staff, patients and their families with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Retired St. Louis nurse’s ‘language of love’ is volunteering at vaccination clinics

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - Karen Strombach retired in September after 29 years as a nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit at St. Louis Children's Hospital but she just can’t step away from helping people. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch highlights how she is volunteering at COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

Parson says larger urban mass vaccine events will be fully operational next month

KMOV - Governor Mike Parson visited the St. Louis area to tour the Christian Hospital COVID vaccination clinic.