After a slow start, Pa. Health Secretary Levine hopeful pace of COVID-19 vaccinations will increase in 2021

BY: - January 4, 2021

The remarks state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine made Monday followed reports that the United States fell far short of its goal to inoculate 20 million people by the end of December.

Survey: More Americans say they will get COVID-19 vaccine | The Numbers Racket

BY: - January 4, 2021

A survey by the Pew Research Center found that 60 percent of Americans said they would definitely or probably get the vaccine today if it were available to them. 

COVID-19 Vaccine: Who gets it and when? | Phase One breakdown

BY: - December 16, 2020

Last month, state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine debuted Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan and its three-phase rollout process.  

COVID vaccine arrives in Pa., mitigation still needed, Levine says

BY: - December 14, 2020

On a call with reporters Monday, state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine called the vaccine's arrival in Pennsylvania “tremendously exciting.”

FDA authorizes first COVID-19 vaccine, clearing the way for states’ rollout

BY: - December 11, 2020

The vaccine authorized for emergency use from Pfizer and German partner BioNTech is expected to begin shipping across the country within 24 hours of Friday’s approval from the FDA.

States just one step away from COVID-19 vaccine rollout after federal panel OK

BY: - December 10, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration still must give its approval on the Pfizer vaccine’s emergency use, but the agency is expected to follow the recommendation from its advisory committee. That FDA decision could come within days, followed by another vote next week on another proposed vaccine from Moderna. 

Philadelphia inmates could be among first groups to get COVID-19 vaccine

BY: - December 10, 2020

Inmates fall into Phase 1 of the city’s vaccine distribution plan, which includes front-line workers in hospitals and nursing homes, Health Commissioner Thomas Farley said Tuesday. Inmates live in confined and shared spaces where it is difficult to social distance.


Who’s jonesing to inject Trump’s miracle vaccine? | Dick Polman

BY: - September 14, 2020

Trump is like the Pigpen character in the Peanuts strip, kicking up clouds of dirt wherever he goes. First he catastrophically botches the pandemic response – the latest models say that by the end of the year, 2,000 Americans will die each day – and now he’s meddling with the vaccine response every time he flaps his big yap.