Stories tagged: "coronavirus"


Joyce Massucci, right, holds hands with her friend "Smiling Dave" as they listen to "Soulful Femme" on the first day of the Franklin Blues & Barbecue Festival, Saturday, June 19, in Franklin, Pa. The annual festival with free music, returned after being canceled last year due to COVID-19, uses proceeds from vendors and sponsors to support the music programs in the local public schools. The festival helped celebrate the first Juneteenth celebration in the city.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Post-Pandemic Life: Handling the Emotions and Changes We’ve All Been Waiting For

How are you dealing with getting back to "normal." It's natural to feel stress about returning to normal, according to experts.

Junior Molly Day gets her first Pfizer Biontech COVID vaccine at Ridley High School on May 3, 2021 in Ridley, Pa. "It feels good, I'm happy I can protect myself and other," Day said after getting the shot.  (Photo by Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group/Daily Times via Getty Images)
FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine for Kids 12 and Up

The US Food and Drug Administration expanded its emergency use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine on Monday, taking a huge step in the overall vaccination effort and bringing incalculable relief to many parents. It’s the news so many have been waiting for: Children 12 and older can now safely get the COVID-19 vaccine. The US...

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A Vaccinated Arizona Lawmaker Got COVID, But Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Skip the Vaccine

Out of the nearly 2.3 million people Arizonans fully vaccinated, less than .05% have been diagnosed with COVID. Arizona Rep. Alma Hernández announced last week that she had been diagnosed with COVID-19.  While that isn’t surprising more than a year into the pandemic, Hernandez’s case is notable because she’s already received both doses of the...

Some of the founders of VaccinatePA talk on a Zoom call. Clockwise, from top left: Zhengming Wang, Richard Goulazian, Andrea Michael, and Courtney Sheridan. (Courtesy of VaccinatePA)
VaccinatePA Is Empowering Pennsylvanians to Get Vaccinated

VaccinatePA has attracted more than 350,000 visitors to their site and their goal is simple—help Pennsylvanians get vaccine appointments.

A North Carolina family in 2019 in Charlotte's Romare Bearden Park. A new $1.9 trillion federal COVID relief bill promises financial aid for families. (Image via Shutterstock)
Why North Carolina Parents Might Be the Big Winners in the Federal COVID Relief Bill

Monthly payments to parents? Feds' $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill promises changes for North Carolina families, businesses, and schools.

In this Saturday, May 16, 2020, photo, a family walks their field in the Mennonite Valley of Lancaster County, Pa. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)
COVID and the Amish: How the Plain Communities View the Pandemic

Pennsylvania health officials worked with the state's Plain populations at the beginning of the pandemic. The task is harder now that the vaccines are available.

Dr. George Garrow, the chief medical officer for the Primary Health Network in Western Pennsylvania, holds a dose of the coronavirus vaccine. (Screenshot. Graphic treatment by Rebecca Russ)
Logistics Isn’t the Only Problem to Vaccinating Rural Pennsylvania

Health experts say the vaccine rollout is going slower in rural areas, in part, because rural residents don't trust the government.