Stories tagged: "covid vaccine"


Sabrina Werley works with her 4th grade students in a math support class in April 2021. (Reading Eagle Photo via Getty Images/Ben Hasty)
State GOP Lawmakers Want to Prohibit COVID Vaccine Mandates in Schools

Republicans have advanced legislation to prevent the COVID-19 vaccines from being a required immunization to enter school even though it has been proven effective at preventing severe illness from the disease.

FILE - Customers sit in a booth at the Penrose Diner, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in south Philadelphia. Philadelphia officials announced Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 that proof of vaccination will be required starting Jan. 3 for bars, restaurants, indoor sporting events, movie theaters and other places where people eat indoors close to each other. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
Philadelphia Lifts Vaccine Mandate for Indoor Dining, Mask Mandate Remains

The city’s vaccine mandate for indoor dining and other places serving food and drink was lifted Wednesday A new restriction system based on case counts, positivity rates, and hospitalizations is in place.

FILE - The Supreme Court shown Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, in Washington. The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing and wear a mask on the job. The court's order Thursday during a spike in coronavirus cases deals a blow to the administration's efforts to boost the vaccination rate among Americans.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Supreme Court Halts COVID-19 Vaccine Rule for US Businesses

The court's conservative majority concluded the Biden administration overstepped its authority by seeking to impose a vaccine-or-test rule on businesses with at least 100 employees.

President Joe Biden talks to reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, in Washington. The Biden administration is increasing federal support for COVID-19 testing for schools in a bid to keep them open amid the omicron surge. The White House said Wednesday the administration is making a dedicated stream of 5 million rapid tests and 5 million lab-based PCR tests available to schools starting this month. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Biden Redoubling Focus on Testing Amid Shortages, Confusion

The White House announced Wednesday that a dedicated stream of 5 million rapid tests and 5 million lab-based PCR tests will be made available to schools starting this month to ease supply shortages and promote the safe reopening of schools.

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a news conference in Harrisburg. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Wolf: Strategy to Fight COVID-19 Is Vaccines, Not Shutdowns

The Health Department is pushing more residents to get vaccinated and taking steps to support hospitals hit by severe staffing shortages and a growing tide of COVID-19 patients.

FILE - Customers sit in a booth at the Penrose Diner, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in south Philadelphia. Philadelphia officials announced Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 that proof of vaccination will be required starting Jan. 3 for bars, restaurants, indoor sporting events, movie theaters and other places where people eat indoors close to each other. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
Philadelphia to Require Proof of Vaccine for Indoor Dining, Entertainment

Patrons and employees will have to start showing their vaccination cards on Jan. 3 to enter establishments where people eat together indoors, including movie theaters and cafes or bars inside larger establishments like stores or hotels.

FILE: One of Geisinger's facilities in Danville. (Shutterstock)
COVID Surge: Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania Hospital Chain Runs Out of Beds

Geisinger is running at 110% capacity across its nine hospitals — overrun with largely unvaccinated COVID-19 patients who represent a quarter to well over half of all admissions.