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The Strategic National Stockpile stores critical supplies. It fell short when the pandemic first hit. Now, a new effort is being implemented, but it’s still not providing what the U.S. needs.
By Monika Evstatieva/NPR November 23, 2020 | 6:19 PM
Jae C. Hong
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging people to stay home and not travel for Thanksgiving to help prevent further spread of the coronavirus.
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November 23, 2020 | 4:28 PM
Gene J. Puskar
Last call for Pennsylvania bars will be at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving eve to cut COVID-19 transmission.
By Katie Blackley/WESA Updated: November 23, 2020 | 6:27 pm
Gene J. Puskar
Researchers analyzed COVID-19 infection rates in Kansas following a statewide mask mandate. They found counties that chose to enforce it saw their cases decrease. Counties that chose to opt out saw cases continue to rise.
By Jane Greenhalgh/NPR
November 23, 2020 | 10:13 AM
U.K.-based pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has developed a vaccine that initial results show to be “highly effective in preventing” COVID-19, the company announced Monday.
By Jaclyn Diaz/NPR
November 23, 2020 | 7:58 AM
Data shows that much of the current coronavirus surge is being caused by casual occasions like small gatherings — transmissions scientists say likely reflect people’s fatigue after so many months of social distancing.
By Zoë Read/WHYY
November 23, 2020 | 7:40 AM
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Several counties that Penn Highlands serves, including Blair, Huntingdon and Elk, have seen higher incidence rates than the state average.
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