COVID-19

Congress rebukes Trump’s bid to slash CDC funding amid outbreak

U.S. House lawmakers resoundingly rebuffed a Trump administration request to cut funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention amid the coronavirus crisis. 

Pa. releases tips to avoid coronavirus scams | Wednesday Morning Coffee

With 12 cases now recorded, officials are warning Pa. residents to be vigilant. As ever, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

We all suffer from ‘election infection.’ But don’t worry there’s a cure | Opinion

By Jake MillerI don’t know about you, but when I read the news, I’m fearful of a growing illness. The more we talk about it, the more it is consuming us all.But this isn’t...

Philly confirms first presumptive coronavirus case as officials advise against large, public gatherings

The discovery was made in a city resident who was exposed by another person known to have COVID-19, Health Commissioner Thomas Farley said.

Pensions position, lawmakers prepare as coronavirus economic impact trickles into Pa.

Pennsylvania’s school teacher pension fund made $1 billion off of the coronavirus-induced market shifts last week, as the state’s fiscal watchdog stressed budgetary uncertainty as the virus spreads.

The world needs American leadership on coronavirus. Right now, that’s not happening | Opinion

At times of great crisis, the world needs a steady hand. When it comes to COVID-19, President Donald Trump isn't that steady hand.

Philly is prepared for coronavirus as Pennsylvania confirms first 2 cases, officials say

By Michael D'OnofrioPHILADELPHIA -- City officials said they are ready for a potential outbreak of the coronavirus in the city as the first cases in Pennsylvania were confirmed on Friday.“The situation is changing very...

Pa. has two ‘presumed’ cases of coronavirus, Wolf, state health officials say

The two cases are not a result of 'community spread,' but rather of travel. They are currently in a 14-day quarantine, officials said Friday.

In Scranton, Trump says talks economy, impeachment – and that election thing

Trump’s appearance at Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple was his second visit to a key 2020 battleground state since last December and his first in the Keystone State since his impeachment acquittal by the U.S. Senate in January.

Philly Dem’s bill would give local residents a say over safe injection sites |...

Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers.With a planned supervised injection site in Pennsylvania's largest city currently on hold, one Democratic lawmaker says she wants to make sure local residents get their say before future sites...