Qué es el R0, el número que siguen los científicos para ver la intensidad del coronavirus | Opinion

BY: - May 10, 2020

Por Joseph Eisenberg Si viste la película “Contagio” (“Contagion” en inglés), estrenada en 2011, sobre una pandemia mundial causada por un nuevo virus, entonces escuchaste hablar sobre el factor R0. No es un término inventado por Hollywood. Es un concepto importante en epidemiología y es parte crucial de los planes de salud pública durante un […]


The mysterious disappearance of the first SARS virus, and why we need a vaccine for the current one but didn’t for the other | Opinion

BY: - May 8, 2020

COVID-19 and SARS are both deadly – but different, even though they share 80% of their genes. SARS symptoms were quick to appear, making it easier to contain

COVID-19 in Philly: Black doctors consortium offers free COVID-19 testing during Ramadan

BY: - May 7, 2020

Since they began their work in April, the volunteer group of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals have mostly offered testing in church parking lots because of the access to space and people.

Philly’s health commissioner takes issue with mandatory testing for city’s Black commmunity

BY: - May 6, 2020

Mandatory COVID-19 in the Black community could prove counterproductive, the city's health commissioner, Dr. Thomas Farley, said Tuesday.

Levine: ‘I don’t know’ when Pa. Health Dept. will respond to public records requests

BY: - April 25, 2020

Pennsylvania's top public health official said other legal work related to the global pandemic is taking precedence over public records requests.

Lack of testing materials concern Philadelphia health commissioner Farley

BY: - April 23, 2020

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health Thursday announced 615 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 19,643. It has also confirmed 29 additional fatalities in Philadelphia.

COVID-19 in Pa.: NEPA drive-thru testing site opens amid heavy security

BY: - April 20, 2020

WILKES-BARRE TWP., Pa. — Cars began lining up alongside Highland Park Boulevard just before noon as the midday sun shone down on the parking lot of the nearby Mohegan Sun Arena. Just moments before, the Lackawanna County Sheriff’s Department, and crews from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation had shut down the normally busy thoroughfare in […]


Is tele-health the remedy for at-risk communities during COVID-19? | Opinion

BY: - April 20, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak brings awareness to the state of minority health in America. And there are vast inequities in care.

Pa. Health Secretary Levine reports significant COVID-19 death increase as result of data reconciliation efforts

BY: - April 19, 2020

Since the first COVID-19 case was reported on March 6, a total of 1,112 Pennsylvanians have died in the pandemic, state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said during an online briefing on Sunday.

COVID-19 in Philly: Black doctors consortium launches coronavirus testing initiative in Philly

BY: - April 19, 2020

The consortium’s efforts are supported by 30 doctors, nurses and assistants. Stanford said their ultimate goal is to test 1,000 people a week.

State to offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Luzerne County starting Monday

BY: - April 18, 2020

Testing will start Monday, running from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., and will be available for 100 first responders and health care workers with symptoms.

‘When can we open up?’: At town hall, Pa.’s Casey finds constituents weary of lockdown life

BY: - April 16, 2020

His name was Jared. He was a small business owner. And on Thursday night, he had just one question for U.S. Sen. Bob Casey: When would the government let him go back to work? “My business was forcibly closed … and my only help is coming through a loan,” said the businessman, who was one […]