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Legislator mocks trans Biden nominee Dr. Rachel Levine on Facebook, then apologizes

President Joe Biden tapped Levine to be his assistant secretary of health. She would be the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

By The Associated Press

Governor Tom Wolf names replacements for departing health secretary

Gov. Tom Wolf said he intends to nominate a deputy chief of staff, Alison Beam, to take over as secretary of the Department of Health.

By The Associated Press

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Pennsylvania to begin vaccinating cops, teachers ‘soon’

Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine was not more specific about the timing, but said that second group, dubbed 1B, will be eligible to receive the vaccine before everyone in the first group has been inoculated.

By The Associated Press

With holidays over, COVID-19 vaccination effort expected to ramp up

Despite the declining statewide numbers, Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said she was concerned that cases may spike again as people start to get sick after traveling or gathering for the winter holidays.

By Miles Bryan/Keystone Crossroads

More than half of vaccine doses delivered to Pa. have not been used

Pennsylvania has been allocated nearly 523,000 doses. The state says it’s received only 229,325. And fewer than 100,000 shots had been administered as of noon Wednesday.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

COVID-19 vaccinations grow in Pennsylvania

A second vaccine from Moderna is expected to arrive this week.

By The Associated Press

Governor Tom Wolf warns Pennsylvanians to stay home, stop short of new restrictions

Gov. Tom Wolf did not announce new statewide restrictions Monday, but repeatedly hinted that they may be forthcoming.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

‘There’s no quick fix for COVID-19,’ cautions Pa. secretary of health

In an interview with All Things Considered, Dr. Rachel Levine outlined a laundry list of issues that state health officials nationwide are racing to resolve now that two separate vaccines appear on the cusp of approval.