Trend – Vaccine Landscape
Vaccine mandates have always faced resistance and saved lives | Opinion
Please don’t let distractions keep you and your loved ones from using or getting protection we know works to improve survival for everyone.
Pa. Health Dept. adds new free COVID-19 testing sites | Thursday Morning Coffee
The new sites in Greene and Pike counties complement existing free testing sites across the commonwealth.
How the omicron variant is making medical lab staffing shortages worse | Opinion
Laboratory testing is the single highest-volume medical activity affecting Americans, and it drives about two-thirds of all medical decisions made by doctors and other health care professionals.
From Oregon to Pennsylvania, legislatures across country split on pandemic protocols | Analysis
In many states, as voting sessions resume for 2022, you’d hardly know that the U.S. is entering the third year of a pandemic
Kids who lost parents to COVID deserve help, advocates say
Last year, 14 states passed 36 bills to beef up children’s mental health services and expand mental health training opportunities for school resource officers and teachers.
Pitt disenrolls unvaccinated students as W.Pa. universities grapple with COVID requirements
Disenrolled students may apply for a tuition refund, and, if they choose to get vaccinated, will be allowed to re-enroll, according to a published report.
Show medical workers you care: Wear a mask, get vaccinated, be unselfish | Roger Chesley
Exhausted by the pandemic, the health-care sector has lost nearly half a million workers since February 2020.
U.S. Supreme Court blocks Biden workplace vaccine rule, allows health care workers mandate
The rulings came less than a week after the justices heard arguments on the mandates – an unusually fast turnaround for the court.
The Syringe in the Stone | Editorial Cartoon
What will it take to convince skeptics to finally get vaccinated? Who will get us there?
Sure, things seem bad. But there are some reasons to be cheerful in 2022 | Bruce Ledewitz
Even if President Joe Biden is no FDR, it is still true that the only thing we have to be pessimistic about is pessimism itself.
Visiting the Pa. Farm Show? Consider COVID risk, Pa. Ag. Sect’y says | Tuesday Morning Coffee
'For individuals who are concerned about their personal health or have family members or colleagues who are particularly vulnerable, this is not the year to attend,' Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said during a Monday briefing.
Federal judge blocks Biden vaccine mandate for Head Start workers in 24 states
A Louisiana federal judge has put a hold on President Joe Biden’s mandate that Head Start workers be vaccinated against COVID-19.