covid-19

COMMENTARY

Parents always know best? I sure didn’t | Opinion

BY: - October 8, 2021

We are all learning about COVID-19 together. Nobody automatically knows best. There is no wisdom involved in the act of conceiving a child.

COMMENTARY

‘What brings you here?’: The pandemic, time, and not letting the moments go | John L. Micek

BY: - October 7, 2021

Standing in the Gulf, the sun warm on my back, wrapped in memories and family. I had all the answer I needed.

Pa. Health Dept: More than 5,800 new COVID-19 cases; 3K hospitalized

BY: - October 7, 2021

As of midday Thursday, 69.3 percent of Pennsylvanians 18 or older are fully vaccinated, the Health Department said in a statement.

Pa. lawmakers have been busy. But did they get anything done? That depends

BY: - October 7, 2021

Despite some major gaps. GOP House leaders defended their record so far during this fall's legislative session.

Health Department responds to ‘bullying’ accusation, says lawmaker took information out of context

BY: - October 7, 2021

“The letter in question has been used since the beginning of the pandemic — nearly 20 months — and is sent to close contacts — or their parent [or] guardian with quarantine instructions only in situations where the individual is uncooperative and refuses to quarantine."

These Pa. legislative districts have the highest, lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates

BY: - October 7, 2021

The Department of Health launched an online database at the end of September that tracks coronavirus vaccination rates by state legislative districts and U.S. Congressional districts.

COMMENTARY

The Top 3 ways the debt ceiling debate hits home in Pa. | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 7, 2021

The debate isn't academic. A failure to reach a deal would have hit Keystone Staters right in their wallets

COMMENTARY

Amid our fellow citizens’ foolish choices, how do we maintain our empathy? | Opinion

BY: - October 7, 2021

That these divisions have so deeply infiltrated every aspect of our lives, including our ability to grieve, to offer compassion or empathy, leaves me more unsettled than almost anything else over the past 18 months.

Pa. Health Dept.: More than 5K COVID-19 cases; More than 2,800 hospitalized

BY: - October 6, 2021

As of Wednesday, there were 2,891 people hospitalized with COVID-19, according to state health data. Of that number, 675 patients with COVID-19 are in the intensive care unit.

FBI to investigate threats made against school board members, teachers

BY: - October 6, 2021

School board meetings have also been under attack for mask mandates to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools.

Pa. Health Dept.: More than 4K new COVID-19 cases; More than 2,800 hospitalized

BY: - October 5, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 4,019 new cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. That brings the statewide total of cases to more than 1.45 million since the start of the pandemic. Statewide, 2,882 people were hospitalized as of midday Tuesday, up from the 2,776 people the agency reported on Monday, according to the […]

Pa. House passes bill to expand open records requests for state health data

BY: - October 4, 2021

Rep. Craig Staat’s open records proposal now heads to the state Senate.