Stories tagged: "coronavirus"


Penny Cracas, right, with the Chester County, Pa., Health Department, administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Robert Dando, a school district nurse, at the Chester County Government Services Center, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in West Chester. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Pennsylvania Has the 5th Highest Number of Vaccine Doses, But Ranks 24th in Distribution. Why?

Pennsylvania health officials say there are several obstacles to distributing the coronavirus vaccines across the state. We take a look at what they are.

Marin Community Clinic staff and medics with Marin County Fire work at separate tables to prepare and administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Greenbrae, California. (The San Francisco Chronicle Photo via Getty Images/Jessica Christian)
Should I Get the COVID Vaccine if I’m Fighting Cancer? It’s Complicated.

People fighting cancer are now eligible for priority COVID vaccination. But the benefit must be weighed against individual health status and doctor recommendations, experts say.

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Research Finds COVID-19 May Worsen Symptoms of Those With Tourette Syndrome

Two recent studies found people with Tourette's saw their tics, anxiety, and compulsions worsen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inside the hot zone medical staff monitor and treat sick patients infected with the Covid-19 virus at the UMASS Memorial DCU Center Field Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts on January 13, 2021. - The field hospital currently has fifty non critical patients infected with the Covid-19 virus.  The center was set up to relieve hospitals during the surge and allow for non critical patents to free up beds at the main hospital locations.  Patients come from around the state to stay at the field hospital. (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
US Sets Another Grim Record for Most COVID-19 Deaths in One Day

Nearly 4,200 people died from COVID-19 on Tuesday, as a massive spike in infections continues to fill hospitals in the country.

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine and Gov. Tom Wolf are concerned about coronavirus vaccine misinformation. (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Wolf, Levine, Others Push Facts on Vaccines

Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday warned Pennsylvanians to watch out for rumors and misinformation about the coronavirus vaccines on social media.

Gov. Tom Wolf greets Dr. Rachel Levine in August. They discussed the rising coronavirus numbers Friday as well as the roll out of the vaccines. (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Levine Cites Christmas Travel for Coronavirus Case Increase; Talks Vaccine Plan

The number of coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania is rising again. And, state Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said it’s because of the travel that people did over Christmas.

Doctors inject sisters Claudia Scott-Mighty, left, Althea Scott-Bonaparte, who are patient care directors, and Christine Scott, an ICU nurse, with their second shot of the Pfizer vaccine at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).
Biden Plans to Release Available COVID Vaccine Doses Immediately

Biden “supports releasing available doses immediately, and believes the government should stop holding back vaccine supply so we can get more shots in Americans’ arms now.”