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Coronavirus

Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

April 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: FILE – In this Feb. 19, 2021, file photo, people wait in line at a 24-hour, walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium at Temple University’s Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. More Black Americans say they are open to taking the coronavirus vaccine amid campaigns to overcome a shared historical…

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Tweaked COVID vaccines in testing aim to fend off variants

April 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Cole Smith receives a Moderna variant vaccine shot from clinical research nurse Tigisty Girmay at Emory University’s Hope Clinic, on Wednesday afternoon, March 31, 2021, in Decatur, Ga. Smith, who received Moderna’s original vaccine a year ago in a first-stage study, said returning wasn’t a tough decision. (AP Photo/Ben Gray) By Lauran Neergaard…

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Fully vaccinated people can travel safely again, CDC says

April 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: People walk through Terminal 4 of the Sky Harbor International Airport, Thursday, April 1, 2021, in Phoenix. (Kirby Lee via AP) By Candice Choi ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can safely enjoy again, according to new U.S. guidance issued Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and…

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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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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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