Latest by Alan Yu/WHYY
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has opened a new lab to study the genetic makeup of the virus that causes COVID-19.
The long dispute between the city of Philadelphia and police officers who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 is over.
Avian flu poses low risks to the public, and there have been few cases among backyard chickens, owners in the region are still concerned.
A bipartisan bill in Harrisburg aims to permanently allow pharmacists and trained pharmacy staff members to vaccinate children. The temporary privilege is set to expire whenever the COVID-19 public health emergency ends.
The COVID-19 vaccines themselves are completely free to all Americans, and they’ll stay that way when the program funding runs out on April 6. But administering the doses does cost money.
Back in 2018, thieves took around 7,000 creatures — spiders, roaches, and other animals — from the Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion in Northeast Philadelphia.
A strain of the omicron variant, called B.A.2 is spreading across the U.S., including here in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey.
Late last year, Philadelphia, along with Pennsylvania as a whole and the rest of the country, started to see a spike in cases. As a result, contact tracers have to prioritize calls, because it’s now impossible to call everybody who tested positive