COVID-19

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NextHealth PHL

Rutgers Engineers Are Developing a Breathalyzer Test for COVID-19

As vaccines continue to be administered and restrictions ease across the country, researchers are not resting when it comes to developing novel technologies for our […]

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NextHealth PHL

Local Biopharma Company Immunome Is Developing an “Antibody Cocktail” to Fight COVID-19 Variants

Variants of SARS-CoV-2, including those first identified in the UK (B.1.1.7), South Africa (B.1.351), Brazil (P.1 and P.2), and California (B.1.429/427), continue to spread across […]

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City Life

Penn Researchers Need Your Sweaty T-Shirts to Train Their COVID-Sniffing Dogs

Now that the New York Times reports the unfortunate news that the United States is unlikely to ever reach herd immunity against the coronavirus, it looks like […]

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NextHealth PHL

New Study Examines How Halting Evictions Helped Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 in Philly

It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on unemployment across the United States. According to a report by the […]

City Life

How Will We Know When the Pandemic Is “Over”?

It’s been 407 days since the World Health Organization first declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, in March 2020. On most of those days, at […]

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NextHealth PHL

How a Pop-Up Clinic Is Working to Close Philly’s Vaccine Equity Gap

Nearly four months since the first COVID-19 vaccine was administered in Philadelphia, health commissioner Thomas Farley announced on Tuesday that the city administered its one […]

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City Life

What Is Pandemic Life Doing to Our Kids? Maybe Not What We Think

The moms are very worried. Since March of 2020 — when schools started closing and COVID got real — you can find them (okay, us) […]

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City Life

In Their Own Words: 7 Philly Kids Write About Their Pandemic Experiences

Last year, Mighty Writers, a Philly-based nonprofit devoted to boosting students’ literacy and writing skills, asked its writers to reflect on the pandemic. The results […]

City Life

Vaccinations Are Increasing, But Philly’s COVID-19 Cases Have Stopped Declining. What Gives?

As the pandemic has ebbed and flowed, we’ve checked in on occasion with the researchers from the CHOP Policy Lab, who have been tracking the […]

City Life

The Pandemic Made Me Realize I Hate Everything About My Old Social Life

As vaccinations accelerate across the region, I received my first invitation to a “vaccinated-only” private, in-person networking soirée scheduled for next month. The promise of […]

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NextHealth PHL

Rutgers Scientists Have Developed a Rapid Test That Detects COVID-19 Variants

Since late last year, new variants of SARS-CoV-2 have been identified circulating across the globe. While variants are expected when it comes to coronaviruses, these […]

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City Life

City Map Shows Inequalities In COVID Vaccinations in Philadelphia

A newly updated map published by Philadelphia’s Department of Health shows inequalities in who is receiving the COVID vaccine in Philadelphia. The color code on […]

Skippack pharmacist Mayank Amin aka Dr. Mak carrying materials for his COVID vaccine clinic
City Life

This Pharmacist Is Using His Event-Planning Background to Vaccinate Thousands. In a Cape.

Born and raised in Lansdale, Skippack pharmacist Mayank Amin, whose patients refer to him simply as “Dr. Mak,” has lately been the subject of national […]

City Life

The Black Doctors Consortium Is Totally Self-Funded. Imagine What It Could Do With City Support

Black people have always had to make the most with the least. Disenfranchisement in education, health care and social services has historically put us in […]

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Be Well Philly

From Cavities to Stress-Grinding, the Pandemic Has Been Hell on Our Teeth

On March 26th, at the start of the first pandemic shutdown, Montgomery County resident Cathy Belfield was working from home while her two kids played […]