Tech has been central to U.S. pandemic response. But social behaviors matter just as much | Opinion
While technology has greatly improved U.S. pandemic response, broader societal ills continue to impede the nation’s ability to control COVID-19.
Science backs mask mandates. But in many states they’re politically toxic | Analysis
Studies have repeatedly found mandates encourage mask use and slow COVID spread. Politics and lawsuits make them unattractive to policymakers.
Booster mandates are a tough call for states, businesses | Analysis
Until the feds offer more hints about their booster approach, states and businesses will be on their own to determine what’s best for their workers.
An epidemiologist answers 6 questions about vaccines and the omicron variant | Analysis
Initial data reinforces that a third dose would help boost immune response and protection against omicron, with estimates of 70%-75% effectiveness.
Despite no plans for one, Pa. Senate approves bill prohibiting COVID-19 vaccine mandate for K-12 students
The Wolf administration has no plans to implement a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for K-12 schools, Elizabeth Rementer, a spokesperson for Wolf, told the Capital-Star in an email.
Biden vows to veto resolutions blocking employer vaccine mandate; Pa.’s Keller leads House fight
The Senate's rebuke on Wednesday was the latest blow for the president’s proposed vaccine requirements, which have faced a slew of legal challenges.
‘Surge’ in COVID-19 cases contributing to longer waits at Pa. hospitals
The increased wait times are, in part, a result of increased COVID-19 cases across the commonwealth, which contributed to the deaths of 654 people in the past seven days, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Poll: Pa. residents sharply divided on employer vaccine mandates | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Even as COVID cases rise, half of all state residents say employers should not be able require them to get the jab.
Pa. Health Dept: More than 9K new COVID-19 cases; 3.9K hospitalized
The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 9,143 new cases of COVID-19 in the commonwealth on Thursday, bringing the statewide total to more than 1.75 million since the beginning of the pandemic. A total of 3,928 people were hospitalized for treatment for the virus as of Thursday. Of that total, 837 people were in hospital intensive […]
Pa. Health Dept.: More than 7.6K new COVID-19 cases; More than 3.9K hospitalized
The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 7,606 new cases of COVID-19 in the commonwealth on Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to more than 1.74 million since the beginning of the pandemic. A total of 3,939 people were hospitalized for treatment for the virus as of midday Wednesday. Of that total, 858 people were in hospital […]
Pa. Health Dept.: More than 5.7K new COVID-19 cases; More than 3.7K hospitalized
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 5,766 new cases of COVID-19 as of 11:59 p.m. Monday, bringing the statewide total to 1,736,920 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. As of Tuesday, 3,876 people were hospitalized due to COVID-19. Of those patients, 873 were in intensive care units and 498 are using […]
New COVID omicron variant ‘not a cause for panic,’ Biden says
Biden did not announce any new travel restrictions or other federal actions during his brief remarks from the White House.