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Pa. Health Department warns against two state lawmakers’ false claims about potential COVID-19 vaccine

Both President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden have pointed to a COVID-19 vaccine as key to ending the pandemic.
By Sam Dunklau

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National committee recommends who should be first in line for a coronavirus vaccine

The report weighs four criteria: the odds of an individual contracting the virus, a person’s overall health, the societal impact of certain individuals falling ill, and how likely certain people are to spread the virus to others.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

A coronavirus vaccine could kill half a million sharks, conservationists warn

A nonprofit that advocates for the protection of sharks, projects that some 500,000 sharks could be killed if a coronavirus vaccine with shark squalene proves to be effective.


Levine says Health Department is developing a plan for vaccine distribution

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine discussed the importance of health care access during a pandemic, as well as the concerns for a spike in the fall.

By Zoë Read/WHYY