Stories tagged: "pennsylvania"


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.

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The Little City That Could: How Proposed Amtrak Rail Could Boost Scranton

Native son President Joe Biden could help the Electric City by boosting funding for Amtrak in his American Jobs Plan.

A voter drops off their mail-in ballot prior to the primary election, in Willow Grove, Montgomery County, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
PA Republicans Are Waging a War on Voting. The For the People Act Could Be the Solution.

As the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Legislature works to pass voter suppression laws, Democrats in Congress have one chance to stop the assault on voting rights.

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.

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.

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine and Gov. Tom Wolf are concerned about coronavirus vaccine misinformation. (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Pennsylvania Officials 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.

Registered nurse Emily Shearer gets the coronavirus vaccine on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College, Centre County. (Courtesy of Mount Nittany Medical Center)
Front-Line Workers in Pennsylvania Say They Feel Safe With Coronavirus Vaccine

As more and more front-line workers are inoculated against the novel coronavirus, the essential work force has stepped up once again to let people know the vaccine is safe.