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COVID-19 news is available everywhere — but look here for the information you need to know now.

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.

St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force officials provide an update on COVID-19 in the area

St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force officials provide an update on COVID-19 in the area

Five things you should know about getting a COVID-19 vaccine

Our experts discuss how to pre-register for the vaccine and what to do after you receive it.

New COVID-19 treatment shows promising results for high-risk patients

KMOV - KMOV shares a new COVID-19 treatment aimed at decreasing hospitalizations and preventing deaths is becoming more widely used in the St. Louis area. The treatment, called monoclonal antibody therapy has been used on over 500 patients in St. Louis and is offered at four BJC locations.

Ask The Expert: COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects

KMOV - After you get your COVID-19 vaccine are there side effects you should plan for? Dr. Hilary Babcock, has the answers for KMOV.

Hospital in St. Louis working with high rate of COVID-19 positive pregnant women

KMOV - Dr. Jeannie Kelly, a Washington University maternal fetal medicine physician at the Women & Infants Center, told KMOV that five to eight percent of women who arrive to give birth here test positive for Covid-19 and are asymptomatic.

Biden has a plan to address COVID-19 disparities. Here’s what experts recommend

PBS - When developing outreach plans, officials and health providers should take advantage of established community networks, Jason Purnell of BJC Healthcare shared with on how to best care for underserved populations.

How COVID-19 affects the heart, Wash U cardiologist explains

KTVI-FOX - Typically, patients who get COVID-19 have pulmonary problems. But according to the American Heart Association, a growing number of studies suggest many COVID-19 survivors experience some type of heart damage. Dr. Justin C. Hartupee shares more with KTVI-FOX.

Here's how you can get in line for the COVID-19 vaccine at BJC and through other health systems

KSDK - If you're raising your hand to roll up your sleeve for the COVID-19 vaccine, here is a list of health systems and departments with pre-registration opportunities.

Should you double mask against COVID-19, St. Louis Health Experts Weigh In

KSDK - "If you feel like your mask doesn’t fit well or gaping on the sides and you feel another mask will help make it stay in place, then that provides some value,” says Dr. Hilary Babcock, an infectious disease physician at BJC HealthCare.

Washington Univ. physician discusses getting COVID vaccine

FOX2NOW - A third COVID vaccine could soon be available to the public, a Washington University Medical School physician said. Dr. Rachel Presti, an infectious disease specialist, also talked about her reaction to the vaccine – both doses.