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SUBURBAN NEWS: Chester County call to action: Catch kids up on school vaccinations

July 16, 2021

As Chester County begins to experience life without COVID restrictions, summer vacations, summer camps, and other activities are well underway. According to the Chester County Health Department, a key lesson learned from the COVID-19 pandemic is the effectiveness of vaccines.  “We all saw first-hand how proper vaccination levels across our county mitigate the spread of…

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Pfizer to discuss COVID-19 vaccine booster with US officials

July 16, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this March 2021 photo provided by Pfizer, vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are prepared for packaging at the company’s facility in Puurs, Belgium. Pfizer is about to seek U.S. authorization for a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, saying Thursday, July 8, 2021, that another shot within 12 months could dramatically…

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Mental health toll from isolation affecting kids on reentry

July 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this April 18, 2021 photo provided by Jennifer Sampson, her son Zach Sampson, 16, poses in his Florida yard. Sampson was hospitalized twice during the pandemic after feeling suicidal. Relentless months of social distancing, online schooling and other restrictions left many kids feeling the pandemic’s toll and now facing new challenges navigating…

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Africa battles new COVID-19 wave hitting faster and harder

July 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A healthcare worker prepares to test patients for COVID-19 at the Lancet Laboratories in Johannesburg. Africa is facing a devastating resurgence of COVID-19 infections whose peak will surpass that of earlier waves as the continent’s countries struggle to vaccinate even a small percentage of the population, top health officials said Thursday June 24,…

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What should I know about the delta variant?

July 2, 2021

By Aniruddha Ghosal ASSOCIATED PRESS  What should I know about the delta variant? It’s a version of the coronavirus that has been found in more than 80 countries since it was first detected in India. It got its name from the World Health Organization, which names notable variants after letters of the Greek alphabet. Viruses…

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‘A summer of freedom’: Vaccine gives new meaning to July 4th

June 24, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Fourth of July fireworks explode over the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol along the National Mall in Washington. President Joe Biden wants to imbue Independence Day with new meaning in 2021 by encouraging nationwide celebrations to mark the country’s effective return to normalcy after 16 months of pandemic disruption….

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365ive Fitness and Boxing Loft

June 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Chris Smalls, owner-365ive Fitness and Boxing Loft By Kharisma McIlwaine The phrase “I’ve got to get my summer body ready!” has been echoing nationwide especially after the comfort and comfort food that the pandemic lock down provided. As the world is opening back up and fitness becomes more central to our day-to-day activities,…

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‘Obamacare’ survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge

June 17, 2021

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, though increasingly conservative in makeup, rejected the latest major Republican-led effort to kill the national health care law known as “Obamacare” on Thursday, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire Affordable Care Act intact in ruling that Texas, other…

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