Coronavirus


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. At least for now, U.S. health authorities say after being vaccinated, people should follow the same rules as everybody else about wearing a mask, keeping a 6-foot distance and avoiding crowds even after they’ve gotten their second vaccine dose. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Only 6% of Black Americans Have Been Vaccinated. Here’s How Biden Is Trying to Change That.

Medical experts say it will take a concerted effort to meet the challenges of rebuilding trust and ensuring vaccine access for communities of color.

Officials with Pennsylvania's Department of Health criticized Geisinger's decision to vaccinate employees' family members. Above is one of Geisinger's facilities in Danville. (Shutterstock)
State Rebukes Geisinger for Vaccinating Employee Family Members

Geisinger Health Systems allowed employees' family members to skip the COVID-19 vaccine line, raising questions of fairness at a time of strong public demand and scarce supply.

A woman holds an iPhone that shows a list of spam calls
COVID-Related Scams Are Spreading Fast. Here’s What to Watch Out For

Since January 2020, Pennsylvania consumers filed almost 14,000 COVID-related complaints and victims lost $21.8 million. The median loss was $444.

A pile of discarded syringes
How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Enabling Opioid Addiction

State officials anticipate 2020 opioid overdose death totals will exceed those of each of the past three years, including 2017, a year many consider the height of the opioid crisis.

Acting state Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaks during a news conference on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (Screenshot)
Screwup Leads to Moderna Vaccine Shortage in Pennsylvania

The mistake will affect tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians who will have to wait an extra week or two to get their second dose of the vaccine.

Alison Beam
Acting Health Secretary Says ‘Bold’ Changes Will Get More People Vaccinated Quickly

After weeks of criticism for their coronavirus vaccine rollout, Pennsylvania officials are changing course.

Teachers including Kathy Volin, right, and Dana Cohen, center, conduct their classes online from laptops during freezing temperatures outside the Joseph Greenberg School in Philadelphia, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. A mediator will decide if Philadelphia school teachers must return to their classrooms despite safety concerns as the district plans to resume in-person instruction later this month. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Educators, Wolf at Odds Over Vaccine Rollout

Several educational organizations—groups that aren’t always on the same side—are asking Gov. Tom Wolf to make vaccinating school staff against the coronavirus a priority.