COVID-19

Pew Study: Contact tracing efforts face skepticism, participation challenges | The Numbers Racket

An October study by the Pew Research Center found that while most Americans are aware of contact tracing efforts nationwide, there are many challenges tracers face, including participation, skepticism about the process of data collection and spam concerns. 

Washington at a standstill, as states face the loss of federal help amid ‘the...

The expiring provisions from the $2 trillion CARES Act and subsequent executive orders will mean reductions in unemployment benefits for those struggling to find work, the loss of eviction protections, and a restart to monthly student loan bills that had been suspended.

Some holiday alternatives | Five for Your Weekend

Happy weekend, everyone I hope you all are safe and well. As we all are facing the reality of a Thanksgiving without members of our extended family, limiting our celebrations of gratitude to our household,...

AIDS Memorial Quilt launches nationwide virtual tour during another world health crisis

On December 1st we will honor World AIDS Day as our community has done for over 30 years. However, as part of the new normal of COVID-19 related shutdowns, this year’s events have gone virtual. One of those virtual representations includes the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. It is considered to be the world’s largest piece of community folk art, weighing in at some 54 tons.

Amid COVID in Capitol, Pa. General Assembly finishes budget with no new taxes, no...

The spending plan passed in a nearly empty Capitol, as the majority of the 203-member House of Representatives were sent home due to at least one presumed positive COVID-19 case in the House Republican caucus.

Pa. Rep. Gregory tests positive for COVID-19 in the second House case this week

State Rep. Jim Gregory, R-Blair, has COVID-19, a statement from his office confirmed Friday.  Gregory is the second state lawmaker this week to test positive for the virus after Philadelphia Rep. Jordan Harris announced he...

COVID-19 is surging in Philly, city Health Commissioner Farley says

“What was once safe is now dangerous with the change in the weather. So we are starting to see the severe outcomes that we worried most about," Farley said.

With 250K U.S. deaths, COVID-19 is triggering more end-of-life planning. Young people want in...

The pandemic is bringing up tough new questions as parents and grandparents develop advance care plans. Here's how to start the conversation.

Pa. debuts COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan

A COVID-19 vaccine could be available in the next month, the state’s top health official said Thursday.  Speaking to journalists on Thursday, state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said that a vaccine will not immediately...

Seven members of Congress test positive for COVID-19 in one week, as U.S. cases...

WASHINGTON — Seven members of the U.S. House and Senate announced during the past week that they have tested positive for COVID-19, marking a burst of infections on Capitol Hill as cases have surged...