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Paul Pedersen

OSF St Joseph Medical Center
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The chief medical officer at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington says the hospital is prepared for an expected rise in COVID-19 cases, but they could become overwhelmed as the coronavirus spreads.

Man vaping
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Several neighboring counties are reporting cases of severe lung disease tied to vaping and McLean County is preparing for it by offering school interventions.

Paul Pedersen
OSF Healthcare

The incoming president of the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) said he's concerned single-payer health care could further drive up costs for care.