According to a study completed by Brown University and Microsoft AI Health, 14,146 deaths in Pennsylvania could have been prevented had it not been for the politically-motivated lag in demand for vaccines.
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.
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.
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.
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.