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City Life

I Took a COVID-19 Vaccine Selfie. Then the Questions Came Pouring In.

On Saturday, I walked into Deliverance Church in North Philly and got my first of two injections of COVID-19 vaccine. A few days earlier, I […]

City Life

Has Philly Turned a COVID Corner? This Pandemic Modeling Expert Is Optimistic

David Rubin of the CHOP Policy Lab, along with a team of 15 researchers, has been modeling the course of the pandemic nationwide for months. […]

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NextHealth PHL

You Can Order an At-Home COVID-19 Test on GoPuff

Getting tested for COVID-19 has become commonplace in our pandemic lives — so much so that Philadelphia boasts more than 50 testing sites plus a number […]

City Life

Here’s Who’s Next in Line to Get the COVID Vaccine

1. The list of Philadelphians eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine is about to get a lot bigger. Health commissioner Thomas Farley announced the next group […]

City Life

Happy 2021! You Can Go to the Museum Again!

We’re four days into 2021, and we’ve gotta be honest: It doesn’t feel that different from 2020, does it? The Eagles are a laughingstock; the […]

City Life

Black Americans Don’t Trust the COVID Vaccine. It’s Up to Doctors to Change That

As the first COVID-19 vaccinations are being administered in America, a sense of relief has come over me. This feels like the beginning of the […]

NextHealth PHL

Behind the Scenes of the First COVID-19 Vaccination at Einstein Medical Center

Dave Young woke in the middle of the night on Wednesday with a panicked thought: “Oh God, the freezer!” This was the super-cold freezer, the […]

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NextHealth PHL

Vaccine Expert Paul Offit Answers Our Burning COVID-19 Vaccine Questions

Paul Offit has made a career out of understanding vaccines. He’s the director of the Vaccine Education Center at CHOP. He’s a professor of vaccinology […]

NextHealth PHL

Philly’s COVID Vaccinations Could Begin as Early as Next Week

Usually, the weekly press conference held by Mayor Jim Kenney and health commissioner Tom Farley on the state of coronavirus in Philly is full of […]

Philadelphia actor Terry Brennan performs as Philly Santa, who is one of the Santas for hire in Philadelphia during COVID
City Life

How Philadelphia-Area Santas Are Dealing With a COVID Christmas

Normally at this time of year, parents would be dragging their kids out to places like Macy’s and the King of Prussia mall for a […]

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NextHealth PHL

Here’s How the City Is Preparing to Distribute a COVID-19 Vaccine Once One Is Ready

After months of clinical trials, several vaccines for COVID-19 could be ready for distribution as early as December. Moderna, the Pfizer and BioNTech team, and […]

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City Life

The Mummers Are Secretly Planning a Parade, Even Though Philly Has Canceled It

If you think back to the beginning of COVID in Philadelphia, you may remember that it started with a battle between city officials and the […]

City Life

St. Mary Nurses on Strike: We Need More Staff, or COVID Patients Could Die Alone

“I’ve wrapped more bodies, done more postmortem care on patients in two months than I did in 42 years,” says Jim Gentile, a 64-year-old nurse […]

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Penn Is Enrolling Pregnant Women in a COVID-19 Clinical Trial. Here’s Why That’s Important

Remember convalescent plasma? Early in the pandemic, researchers had the idea of gathering blood plasma from patients who’d recovered from COVID-19. They presumed those patients […]

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City Life

Councilman Bobby Henon Proves Why Philly Gyms Need to Be Shut Down

On Monday, Philadelphia announced new COVID restrictions and prohibitions, including a complete ban on indoor workouts and classes at Philadelphia gyms. Some gym owners and […]