Stories tagged: "covid"


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Pope Francis Just Got the COVID-19 Vaccine

"Vaccines for everybody, especially for the most vulnerable and needy," Pope Francis said.

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.

The addition of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the United States' arsenal of COVID vaccines—which so far includes one each from Pfizer and Moderna—could make vaccinating large numbers of people easier, once the supply is ready. (Anadolu Agency Photo via Getty Images/Eva Marie Uzcategui Trinkl)
Johnson & Johnson’s COVID Vaccine Could Be Approved Soon. Here’s Why That’s a Big Deal.

If effective, Johnson & Johnson's one-dose vaccine could quickly help large swaths of the United States develop immunity to COVID-19. That would be a game changer.

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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.

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.

COVID-19 vaccination tents are set up in the north of the Toy Story parking lot at the Disneyland Resort on Jan. 12, 2021, in Anaheim, California. (Orange County Register Photo via Getty Images/Photo by Jeff Gritchen)
America’s Vaccine Rollout Is a Mess, but Hope Is on the Horizon

The federal government has largely left vaccine distribution to the states without giving them the necessary resources or infrastructure, resulting in an under-funded, decentralized plan that has created the mess we see today.

In this March 16, 2020 file photo, a pharmacist gives Jennifer Haller, left, the first shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. The world's biggest COVID-19 vaccine test got underway July 27 with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
A COVID Vaccine Could Be Weeks Away for Some Americans. Here’s What You Need to Know.

In the coming weeks, the FDA could approve the first vaccines for COVID-19, so we wanted to answer some frequently asked questions.