COVID-19

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Here’s how to address vaccination hesitancy in Pa.’s multicultural community | Opinion

BY: - November 30, 2022

To my brothers and sisters of color, for us to traverse these health disparities, we have to be proactive contributors.

‘Sobering, but not surprising’: Report details the pandemic’s toll on Philly students’ test scores

BY: - October 25, 2022

Reading and math scores for some students dipped as schools shuttered during the public health crisis.

Emily Withnall was living in Montana when she contracted COVID-19. In the two years since then, she's moved to New Mexico and found a job but says she's also experienced a laundry list of symptoms that have hampered her ability to live, work and provide for her family. (Photo by Gino Gutierrez)

Millions of workers are dealing with long COVID. Advocates call for expanding social safety net

BY: - October 23, 2022

Sixteen million people of working age in the U.S. suffer with long COVID and of those, from 2 to 4 million people were unemployed in June and July.

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Report: Nearly half of LGBTQ-owned businesses were denied COVID-relief loans

BY: - October 15, 2022

Poorer economic conditions among LGBTQ-owned small businesses hurt them when it came time to apply for aid.

FDA, CDC greenlight updated COVID-19 booster for kids 5 to 11

BY: - October 12, 2022

WASHINGTON — The federal government on Wednesday recommended an updated COVID-19 booster for kids between 5 and 11, expanding use of the new bivalent shots beyond people 12 and older. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration first authorized the updated vaccines use in the morning before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended them […]

Medical staff tend to a COVID-19 patient. Courtesy of University Hospitals

Study: More Republicans than Democrats likely died of COVID-19

BY: - October 5, 2022

Research shows that there were 14,146 vaccine-preventable deaths in Pennsylvania.

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A nurse treats a patient with coronavirus in the intensive care unit at a hospital on May 1, 2020, in Leonardtown, Maryland. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The pandemic made racial discrepancies in health care much worse | Opinion

BY: - September 29, 2022

The United States is one of the richest countries in the world, but we suffer from one of the highest rates of preventable mortality.

Pa. Health Dept: Providers are ready to give new COVID boosters | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 6, 2022

The new Pfizer jab is available to people aged 12 years old and up; the new Moderna shot is available to people aged 18 and up, officials said.

CDC endorses updated COVID-19 vaccine boosters for this fall

BY: - September 2, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Thursday signed off on the approval from the agency’s independent vaccine advisers that recommended an updated coronavirus vaccine booster this fall. The CDC recommended boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech for those who are 12 years old and older and from Moderna for those who are 18 and older. These […]

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Let’s celebrate the success of Pa.’s mobile vaccination initiative | Opinion

BY: - September 1, 2022

What’s important, but so often overlooked, is the ability for vaccines to reach underserved communities.

In suburban Philly campaign stops, Mastriano drags Shapiro, Wolf for pandemic policies

BY: - August 24, 2022

'If you want our kids to grow up with the same freedoms you have here, we got to beat him bad,' Doug Mastriano said.

Pandemic debt, childcare responsibilities exacerbates struggles for women | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 8, 2022

The Family Voices Amplified survey, which polled 637 women from over 15 different cities across the United States, found that the majority of participants have had to take on debt since the COVID-19 pandemic due to a reduction in working hours due to increased caregiving responsibilities.