Stories tagged: "coronavirus"


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Workers Lost Income Over the Pandemic While Arizona Billionaires’ Wealth Soared to New Heights

Arizona’s 11 billionaires saw their collective wealth more than double over the last 17 months, accumulating a combined $35.4 billion.

Danielle Ralston said she is constantly nervous that her 10-year-old son Graham will contract COVID-19 and experience extreme symptoms because he has a rare stomach illness that makes him more susceptible to the virus. (Photo courtesy of Danielle Ralston)
Parents, Progressive PAC Weigh Lawsuits Against Schools That Refuse to Enact COVID Rules

Lawsuits against Wisconsin schools that don’t require masks could be filed soon following the death of at least two students who had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Hempfield School District Superintendent Michael Bromirski speaks during a state Senate Education Committee hearing about the state Department of Health's order for all students and staff to wear masks in schools. (Screenshot)
Stuck in the Middle: PA Schools Dealing With the Fallout From the Mask Order

Politics, not science, is driving the fight over masks in schools, with educators and administrators bearing the brunt of the fallout.

Despite having asthma, Micah McClain was among the estimated 11% of Mecklenburg County residents that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers vaccine hesitant. Since contracting the virus and developing blood clots in his lungs, he wishes he would have followed experts' advice. 'If getting vaccinated would have prevented me from going to the hospital and dealing with what I had to deal with, I would have gotten vaccinated.'
I Said They’d Have to Vaccinate Me at Gunpoint. Then I Contracted Delta.

An estimated 11% of Mecklenburg County adults are vaccine hesitant. Micah McClain was among them until contracting COVID. He has a message for others.

Learning support teacher Sabrina Werley holds the bottle of hand sanitizer for a student at Cumru Elementary School in Berks County. (Reading Eagle Photo via Getty Images/ Ben Hasty)
PA GOP Fights School Mask Safeguard as COVID Cases Continue to Rise

As coronavirus case numbers continue to climb, especially among school-aged children, Republicans want to end the mask requirement in schools and daycares.

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‘It’s Scary’: Health Departments Can’t Keep Up With COVID Contact Tracing Anymore

The pandemic is quickly becoming out of control again as the reality of too many new cases meets the reality of too few health workers.

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‘We Owe It to Them’: She’s Fully Vaccinated, But Masks to Protect Kids

Allison Alexander sees a lot of kids at work, and despite being vaccinated against COVID, she masks to keep them safe. And she thinks other Michiganders should too.