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Pfizer to supply US with additional 100M vaccines doses

December 24, 2020

By Jonathan Lemire  And Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON  — Pfizer and BioNTech will supply the U.S. with an additional 100 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine under a second agreement. The drugmakers said Wednesday that they expect to deliver all the doses by July 31. Pfizer already has a contract to supply the government…

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US vaccinations ramp up as 2nd COVID-19 shot nears

December 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Sandra Lindsay, left, a nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, is inoculated with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine by Dr. Michelle Chester, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, Pool) By Matthew Perrone  And Lauran Neergaard ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON  — Hundreds more U.S. hospitals geared up…

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Building children’s emotional resilience amid uncertainty

December 11, 2020

Family Features For parents facing uncertain school schedules, new ways of working and concerns about the health and safety of their families, life in a pandemic is stressful enough. Add in the potential for children to feel overwhelmed or unable to cope with the unfamiliar and many families feel they are in no-win situations. Keeping…

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Coronavirus takes toll on Black, Latino child care providers

December 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Mary De La Rosa shows mud-filled pans at her now-closed child care program, Creative Explorers, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) By  Christine Fernando ASSOCIATED PRESS  INDIANAPOLIS  — When Mary De La Rosa closed her toddler and preschool program in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, she fully expected…

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US regulators post positive review of Pfizer vaccine data

December 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: COVID-19 Community Testing Staff test patients at the camp testing site in Kensington, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. Philadelphia FIGHT provides low-barrier testing in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. That means that you don’t need an appointment, insurance, ID, or COVID-19 symptoms to get tested.  Documents released by U.S. regulators Tuesday confirmed that Pfizer’s vaccine was…

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UK probing if allergic reactions linked to Pfizer vaccine

December 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A nurse prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy’s Hospital in London, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, as the U.K. health authorities rolled out a national mass vaccination program. U.K. regulators said Wednesday Dec. 9, 2020, that people who have a “significant history’’ of allergic reactions shouldn’t receive the new Pfizer/BioNTech…

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Three ways COVID-19 has changed pain management

December 4, 2020

BPT When COVID-19 halted all non-essential health services, it begged the question – what types of care can’t be delayed? Treatment for chronic pain, for one. Not only is pain management essential care, it’s even more critical during stressful times. The good news is the pandemic has inspired innovations, such as telehealth and minimally invasive…

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Despite federal ban, renters still being evicted amid virus

December 4, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Housing activists gather in front of Gov. Charlie Baker’s house, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Swampscott, Mass. The protesters were calling on the governor to support more robust protections against evictions and foreclosures during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) By Michael Casey ASSOCIATED PRESS  BOSTON  — A nationwide eviction ban was…

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For second consecutive year AmeriHealth Caritas’ two dual eligible special needs plans earn overall four star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

November 26, 2020

PA plans nationally recognized for exceptional commitment to quality For the second consecutive year, AmeriHealth Caritas, a national leader in Medicaid managed care and other health care solutions for those most in need, announced that its two Medicare Advantage dual eligible special needs (HMO D-SNP) plans in Pennsylvania received an overall four-star rating (out of…

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Black clergy, United Way to launch anti-coronavirus effort

November 26, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Thursday, April 23, 2020 file photo, People line up at Gotham Health East New York, a COVID-19 testing center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Black clergy leaders are joining forces with the United Way of New York City for a new initiative designed to combat the coronavirus’s outsized toll…

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