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UPMC’s claim of ‘less severe’ coronavirus strain in Pa. is not supported by science

The health system said a recent study backed up its assertion. But the study itself contradicts UPMC’s own takeaways.
By Sara Simon/Spotlight PA

UPMC says staff don’t have to quarantine after travel

Pennsylvania’s largest medical system wrote leadership and “expert teams” review “all recommendations and then craft our approach.”
By Sarah Boden/WESA

UPMC says its COVID-19 data continues to look positive

"I think what is really important to understand is that we need to take a measured, cautious approach here.”
By Sarah Boden/WESA

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UPMC rakes in $228 million in coronavirus stimulus cash, dwarfing competitors

The enormous handout to the state’s largest hospital chain is the result of a federal formula that rewarded companies based on revenue and medical claims, not actual need.
By Brett Sholtis

Pa. keeps hospitals’ coronavirus emergency plans secret as health systems seek huge sums in tax relief, other financial help

The state Department of Health is not making hospital preparedness plans available or overseeing whether hospitals are following those plans.
By Brett Sholtis

Coronavirus on Smart Talk Wednesday: Pitt develops potential vaccine and ventilators in Pa.

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have developed a potential vaccine that has shown promise in laboratory mice.

By Scott LaMar