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Nina Feldman covers behavioral health for WHYY. She grew up in Ann Arbor Michigan, but before coming to Philadelphia she lived in New Orleans, where she worked at American Routes and contributed to the NPR affiliate WWNO. She likes to understand neighborhoods, watch friends do what they’re good at, and be underwater. She also started the New Orleans Ladies Arm Wrestling league, or NO LAW.

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‘Their situation is very desperate’: Philly region’s Indian community uses ties back home to send COVID aid

Indians and Indian Americans living across the Philadelphia region are wrestling with a feeling of helplessness as a massive second surge of COVID-19 sweeps that nation.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Why Black and Latino people still lag on COVID vaccines — and how to fix it

Vaccination rates for Black and Latino people in Philadelphia are still half what they are for whites.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Philly is canceling thousands of improperly made vaccine appointments at Convention Center

The problem arose after a QR code intended for people at the Convention Center to make their second-dose appointments was shared widely, allowing others to make appointments for first doses.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Philadelphia’s Latino doctors form a collective to boost lagging community vaccination rates

While Black Philadelphians are underrepresented among those already vaccinated in Philadelphia, Latinos are being vaccinated at an even slower rate: Latinos make up 15% of Philadelphians, but less than 6% of those already vaccinated.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

How Rite Aid’s ‘glitch’ helped suburban residents get Philly’s vaccine supply

Philadelphia — its own vaccine jurisdiction — prioritized vaccine access for people age 75 or older. But in the rest of Pennsylvania, people over 65 and those with qualifying medical conditions are eligible for the vaccine at pharmacies.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY and Nina Feldman/WHYY

‘This is something that we weren’t taught’: How a brand-new nurse learned to treat an unknown disease

Just as Julia Smith was beginning to learn how the hospital worked and getting to know her colleagues, the floor began flooding with COVID-19 patients. Smith found her education was of little use.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY