COVID-19

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 […]

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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 […]

bobby henon doing an indoor gym workout without a COVID mask inside Dan Campos Fitness in Philadelphia
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 […]

City Life

With COVID-19 Cases Spiking, Philly Needs to Shut Down Completely

The best way to describe Philly’s current approach to the pandemic is this: It’s a walking contradiction. Last week, I made the unusual-for-me decision to […]

friends enjoying an outdoor thanksgiving, which you can't really do in Philadelphia thanks to new COVID restriction
City Life

Yes, Even Your Outdoor Socially Distanced Thanksgiving Party Is Banned

Take a look at the people in this photo. See how they’re all enjoying their outdoor Thanksgiving? Great food. Great friends. Some wine. Some beer. […]

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City Life

Philly Enacts Long New List of COVID Rules, Restrictions and Outright Prohibitions

UPDATE: The city says that even outdoor Thanksgiving dinner parties are banned. For the full story, click here. Amid surging COVID cases in Philadelphia, Mayor […]

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NextHealth PHL

This Philly Scientist’s Technology Helped Make the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Possible

This week, American pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer and German biotechnology company BioNTech released preliminary results from their Phase III clinical trial that showed the companies’ vaccine candidate […]

NextHealth PHL

Look Inside Philly’s New Mobile COVID-19 Testing Trucks

COVID-19 testing in Philadelphia just got more accessible. Vybe Urgent Care and Aardvark Mobile Health recently teamed up with the City of Philadelphia to expand […]