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Coronavirus

Can I still spread the coronavirus after I’m vaccinated?

April 9, 2021

By Marion Renault ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — Can I still spread the coronavirus after I’m vaccinated? It’s possible. Experts say the risk is low but are still studying how well the shots blunt the spread of the virus. The current vaccines are highly effective at preventing people from getting seriously sick with COVID-19. But…

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All Pa. adults eligible for COVID-19 vaccine as of April 19, Wolf says

April 5, 2021

By Jamie Martines Spotlight PA HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania will open COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all adults starting April 19, ahead of a May 1 deadline set by the White House. Effective immediately, four targeted groups are now eligible: food and agriculture workers, grocery store workers, law enforcement, and firefighters. People in Phase 1B — which…

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AP Exclusive: WHO report says animals likely source of COVID

April 5, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A security official moves journalists away from the Wuhan Institute of Virology after a World Health Organization team arrived for a field visit in Wuhan in China’s Hubei province on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. The WHO team is investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic has visited two disease control centers in the…

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Woman loses husband, son, daughter to Covid19 in three weeks

April 4, 2021

Photo: Henry Crawford (husband, r), Roycie (son, l), daughter Natalia Crawford (top left). 📷Facebook (AP)–Charlotte Crawford, who has spent 40 years working in the microbiology laboratory at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, was fully immunized in January after receiving two doses of the Moderna vaccine because of her work. Yet she then endured the agony of…

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List of stores closed Easter Sunday, giving frontline workers the holiday off

April 3, 2021

Source: List from retailmenot.com Here are a list stores that are closed on Easter to give their workeers the day off. Kudos to these companies. (list below ad) — Ace Hardware— Aéropostale (more below) — Apple— Banana Republic— Barnes & Noble— Best Buy— Bloomingdale’s (more below) — Bob’s Discount Furniture— Burlington— The Container Store— Costco—…

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In poor districts, pandemic overwhelms school counselors

March 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: High School Councilor Nadia Pearce, right, and Coordinator of School Counseling Carli Rocha-Reaes speak to a group of Juniors and Seniors via video conference, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in Bridgeport. Conn. School counselors in many urban, high needs districts have been consumed with efforts to help students engage with their schoolwork since the…

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Independence Blue Cross and vybe urgent care team up to open Independence LIVE as a COVID-19 vaccination site

March 18, 2021

Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and vybe urgent care (vybe) announce the opening of a COVID-19 vaccination site at Independence LIVE (1919 Market Street in Philadelphia), on the Independence Blue Cross campus. The site is open to residents of Philadelphia who meet the City of Philadelphia’s eligibility guidelines – which now includes people 65 and older…

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Nurses fight conspiracy theories along with coronavirus

March 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Brenda Olmos, a nurse practitioner who focuses on the geriatric population and Hispanic patients poses for a photo, Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Austin, Texas. Olmos said the real problem with misinformation about the coronavirus is not just bad actors spreading lies — it’s people believing false claims because they aren’t as comfortable…

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Workers worry about safety, stress as states ease mask rules

March 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Leo Carney, kitchen manager at McElroy’s Harbor House in Biloxi on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, stands along the dock at the city’s small craft harbor on Friday, March 5, 2021, as he speaks about his belief that the removal of coronavirus restrictions will disproportionately impact Black residents — many of whom are essential…

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