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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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Doctors oppose bill that would let pharmacists continue to vaccinate children after pandemic

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.

By Alan Yu/WHYY and Nina Feldman/WHYY

Philadelphia brought back its mask mandate, should other cities?

Philadelphia became the first major city in the country to reinstate an indoor mask mandate. Many local residents — and even some public health experts — questioned the decision.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Philadelphia reinstates indoor mask mandate

Philadelphia officials announced an indoor mask mandate as COVID-19 cases begin rise.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Pennsylvanians on Medicaid risk losing health coverage when COVID emergency ends

For the past two years, people on Medicaid in Pennsylvania have been guaranteed continued health coverage — even if they’re no longer eligible.

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How pharmacies and labs are scrambling to manage loss of federal COVID funds

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.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY and Alan Yu/WHYY

She wanted to vaccinate their kids. He didn’t. A judge had to decide

In Pennsylvania, decisions about children’s health must be made jointly by parents with shared legal custody.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

People with ‘medium COVID’ are caught in a gray area of recovery with little support

I knew there was a risk for long COVID-19, even with mild cases, but in my mind, there were two types of COVID-19: run-of-the-mill cases that didn’t last much longer than their isolation periods required, and long COVID-19, which was relatively rare.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

How the COVID-19 pandemic has shrunk our worlds

The world shut down two years ago, and suddenly the scope of many of our lives was wedged between the walls of our living rooms.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

This 16-year-old wanted to get the COVID vaccine. He had to hide it from his parents

High school junior Nicolas Montero wanted to get the COVID-19 vaccine but his parents did not let him. So, traveled to Philadelphia to be vaccinated without parental consent.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Philly Fighting COVID CEO Doroshin banned from working in Pa.

Philly Fighting COVID CEO Andrei Doroshin has been banned from doing government or health work in the state of Pennsylvania for a decade.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY