Coronavirus cases are rising among the most vulnerable again. Now what?

Nursing home cases are rising. One expert cited politics as a factor, but there are many reasons.

Coronavirus cases are rising among the most vulnerable again. Now what?

Nursing home cases are rising. One expert cited politics as a factor, but there are many reasons.

Philadelphians getting tested for COVID-19 before Thanksgiving encounter long lines, shortage of appointments

Around 5,000 to 6,000 COVID-19 tests are being conducted per day, according to Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health.

Philadelphians getting tested for COVID-19 before Thanksgiving encounter long lines, shortage of appointments

Around 5,000 to 6,000 COVID-19 tests are being conducted per day, according to Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health.

Why COVID-19 vaccines seem to work better than expected

Pfizer and Moderna are seeking FDA approval for their vaccine candidates, though some questions remain.

Why COVID-19 vaccines seem to work better than expected

Pfizer and Moderna are seeking FDA approval for their vaccine candidates, though some questions remain.
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Pandemic fatigue and the holidays threaten to swamp Pa. hospitals with COVID-19 cases

Hospitals have learned how to prevent COVID-19 transmission within their walls. But community spread is another story.

A COVID-19 vaccine may be near, but distribution faces major hurdles

Pennsylvanians could start receiving a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as next month, the state health secretary said Thursday, but distribution to every person in the state could take much of 2021.

Sorry, but a negative coronavirus test doesn’t mean it’s safe to see your family for Thanksgiving

If every guest gets a test, how much will that lower the risk of spreading coronavirus among your family or friend group? The answer is complicated, but in short: Testing isn’t foolproof.

Teaching music over Zoom is hard, but Drexel app makes it easier for Philly high school students

Music teachers realized It is hard enough to guide one musician over Zoom. When multiple people try to perform in unison, with delay upon delay across every connection, it is worthless.

Opinion

Are COVID-19 ‘lockdowns’ the right response to fight the growing pandemic? | Pro/Con

A professor of public health debates a professor of behavioral health: Do the next wave of stay-at-home COVID-19 restrictions go too far?

People are still engaging in risky behavior, despite rising COVID-19 cases. Psychologists explain why.

People have attended Halloween parties, worked out at gyms, and dined indoors at restaurants, even as coronavirus case numbers have steadily climbed over the last month. Why?

Opinion

Don’t let the politicization of COVID-19 scare you away from getting help | Expert Opinion

We need to overcome not only the virus itself, but also its sway on our behavior and emotions.

Mental health-related visits to the ER have increased for children during pandemic, CDC study finds

The proportion of emergency department visits related to mental health were up 24% for children aged 5 to 11 and 31% for children aged 12 to 17 from April through October, compared to 2019.

Q&A: My kids are in virtual school. Why do I need to worry about their immunizations?

A health survey revealed that only two-thirds of parents say they’ll vaccinate their children against the flu this year, raising concerns among pediatricians as flu season overlaps with coronavirus.

A Temple oncology nurse on helping Hispanic patients in their last hours | 5 Questions

"I thank my lucky stars that I was gifted with knowing two languages and being able to help my people understand their diagnosis and not be afraid of asking," Maria Rodriguez said.

Medical mystery: Did a brain tumor cause man’s poor eyesight?

If you are a caregiver for a patient with any illness, don’t underestimate your value as a member of the care team.

As COVID-19 cases surge, should schools stay open? Around the Philly region, approaches vary wildly.

“How did we go from ‘Let’s send everyone back full time,’ to CHOP saying everyone should be closing in the Philadelphia area?” said Jennifer Ross, a Central Bucks parent.

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