covid-vaccine

COMMENTARY

Tech has been central to U.S. pandemic response. But social behaviors matter just as much | Opinion

BY: - December 31, 2021

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

BY: - December 26, 2021

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

BY: - December 20, 2021

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.

COMMENTARY

An epidemiologist answers 6 questions about vaccines and the omicron variant | Analysis

BY: - December 19, 2021

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

BY: - December 13, 2021

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

BY: - December 9, 2021

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

BY: - December 7, 2021

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.  

COMMENTARY

Poll: Pa. residents sharply divided on employer vaccine mandates | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 7, 2021

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

BY: - December 2, 2021

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

BY: - December 1, 2021

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

BY: - November 30, 2021

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

BY: - November 29, 2021

Biden did not announce any new travel restrictions or other federal actions during his brief remarks from the White House.