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School District of Philadelphia releases 2023-2024 COVID protocols

August 29, 2023

From 6abc: PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — The School District of Philadelphia has released its COVID protocols for the 2023-2024 school year. Masking will be optional for students and staff except when determined necessary to fight an outbreak. Those who have been exposed to COVID will be encouraged to wear a mask for 10 days. Students who test…

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Philadelphia Water Department is now confident tap water will remain safe to drink and use at least through 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2023.

March 26, 2023

Based on updated hydraulic modeling and the latest sampling results and data, the Philadelphia Water Department is now confident tap water from the Baxter Drinking Water Treatment Plant will remain safe to drink and use at least through 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2023. There is no need to buy water at this time. Customers can fill bottles…

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Thousands Pennsylvanians to lose free health insurance

February 10, 2023

By Marc Levy HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The federal government’s pandemic-era prohibition against kicking people off Medicaid is ending, meaning that hundreds of thousands of people in Pennsylvania face losing the free health insurance in the coming year. Many people who stand to lose Medicaid coverage don’t know the changes are coming, say officials at…

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Fauci, top infectious disease expert, to retire in December

August 26, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Dec. 1, 2021. Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, says he plans to retire by the end of President Joe Biden’s term in January 2025. Fauci, 81, became…

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Health Department releases monkeypox data dashboard

August 25, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: DC residents lined up at one of three walk-up DC Health Department monkeypox vaccination clinics in Washington on Friday, August 5, 2022. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images) The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has released a data dashboard that contains demographic information on monkeypox cases in Philadelphia, and Philadelphia residents who…

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US rules out summer COVID boosters to focus on fall campaign

August 5, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: A Northwell Health registered nurse fills a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine at a pop up vaccination site the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center, April 8, 2021, in the Staten Island borough of New York. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, June 30, 2022 recommended that COVID-19 booster shots be modified to better…

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In race for monkeypox vaccines, experts see repeat of COVID

August 5, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Daniel Rofin, 41, receives a vaccine against Monkeypox from a health professional in medical center in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, July 26, 2022. Public health officials warn that moves by rich countries to buy large quantities of monkeypox vaccine, while declining to share doses with Africa, could leave millions of people unprotected against a…

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Biden tests positive for COVID-19, has ‘mild symptoms’

July 21, 2022

By ZEKE MILLER and CHRIS MEGERIAN WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, underscoring the persistence of the highly contagious virus as new variants challenge the nation’s efforts to resume normalcy after two and a half years of pandemic disruptions. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that Biden was experiencing “mild…

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US opens COVID vaccine to little kids; shots begin this week

June 25, 2022

Above photo: A PHARMACIST REACHES FOR A VIAL OF THE MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINATION for children under five at Walgreens pharmacy Monday, June 20, 2022, in Lexington, S.C. Today marked the first day COVID-19 vaccinations were made available to children under 5 in the United States. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford) By Mike StobbeASSOCIATED PRESSNEW YORK — The…

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