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Less than 42% of the more than 1 million vaccine doses allocated to Pennsylvania have been distributed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sarah Boden/WESA January 18, 2021 | 5:27 AM
Courtesty Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections confirmed the outbreak of cases at the State Correctional Insitution Forest, which is located in Marienville.
Anne Danahy January 18, 2021 | 5:10 AM
There’s a limit on how many doses Emergent BioSolutions can retain, but it’s been redacted from the document.
By Sydney Lupkin/NPR
January 15, 2021 | 5:17 PM
Robert F. Bukaty
While the new strain is not inherently more deadly, if it indeed causes more infections, some of which become serious, it could ultimately result in more death as well.
Nina Feldman/WHYY January 15, 2021 | 4:45 PM
President-Elect Joe Biden shared details of how his administration hopes to tackle the country’s public health crisis. It’s an aggressive plan that he needs Congress to fund.
By Pien Huang and Carmel Wroth/NPR
January 15, 2021 | 4:34 PM
Jae C. Hong/AP
The deaths caused by COVID-19 have reduced overall life expectancy by 1.13 years, according to the analysis by researchers at the University of Southern California and Princeton University.
By Rob Stein/NPR
January 15, 2021 | 1:26 PM
Americans are being more careful to avoid catching and spreading the coronavirus but are still not being careful enough to slow the pandemic, especially with worrisome, apparently more contagious new variants looming.
By Rob Stein/NPR
January 15, 2021 | 7:51 AM
Courtesy Primary Health Network
A Kaiser Family Foundation report released last week found rural residents are among the most hesitant about vaccines.
Min Xian/WPSU January 15, 2021 | 5:18 AM
It appears to be 50% more infectious, and researchers predict the new coronavirus variant could start to dominate in the U.S. by March. The time to prepare is now, they say.
By Michaeleen Doucleff/NPR January 14, 2021 | 4:10 PM
The program used $50 million in federal CARES Act money to pay an extra $3 per hour to essential workers who earn less than $20 an hour. It lasted 10 weeks, from late summer to early fall.
By An-Li Herring, Kate Giammarise/WESA
January 14, 2021 | 7:43 AM
The state’s largest health care system has been vaccinating non-clinical and non-patient facing staff, including those who work at home, employees say.
Sarah Boden/WESA, Kiley Koscinski/WESA and Liz Reid/WESA January 13, 2021 | 3:32 PM