Coronavirus

By Ngakiya Camara | WURD Radio Dr. Ashish Jha, medical physician and Dean of Brown University, joined Nick Taliaferro on Evening WURDs to discuss the future of this pandemic as well as vaccine rollout initiatives.  Analyzing the potential of yet another rise in cases, Dr. Jha stresses that although there will be an increase in [...]
By Syreeta Martin | The Philadelphia Citizen A WURD radio host and entrepreneur reflects on the four “Fs” that have come to the forefront this year: family, finances, fitness and faith The past year was a transformative force. Anytime transformation occurs there is disruption in its onset, disorientation in its presence and, oftentimes, destruction, in [...]
By Katherine Rapin | The Philadelphia Citizen At Penn Medicine, white workers were three times more likely to sign up for a vaccine than Black workers. Dr. Florencia Greer Polite and fellow Black physicians set out to change that with a program getting noticed across the country According to a new vaccination data tool put [...]
By Erin McCarthy and Michael Klein | Inquirer.com  The idea of drinks at a bar on Easter Sunday is a real possibility throughout much of Pennsylvania, as Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday announced an easing of restrictions at restaurants outside of Philadelphia. Effective April 4, Wolf said, restaurants will be allowed to seat up to [...]
An Emergency Room physician in a leading professional team at Penn Medicine, Dr. Chidinma Nwakanma doesn’t hold back in her interview with Nick Taliaferro on Evening WURDs about her experiences as we approach a year of this pandemic. Being face to face, daily, with patients who were, “on death’s door,” especially in the beginning of [...]

By Ngakiya Camara | WURD Radio Dr. Nicolette Louissaint, executive director of Healthcare Ready, joined Charles Ellison on WURD’s Reality Check this past week to discuss vaccine initiatives and the overall future for the coronavirus. Focusing firstly on the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine– whose relatively low effective rate compared to the Pfizer vaccine has […]

By Ximena Conde | WHYY.org Philadelphia opened on Tuesday its first city-run mass COVID-19 vaccination site for eligible residents in Phase 1B. The clinic at North Philly’s Martin Luther King Jr. Older Adult Center is one of three opening this week with the aim of making the vaccines easy to access in traditionally underserved neighborhoods. [...]
By Tajma Cameron | Inquirer.com As author Adrienne Maree Brown wrote, “Things are not getting worse, they are getting uncovered. We must hold each other tight and continue to pull back the veil.” For communities of color, COVID-19 has compounded the inequities prevalent in K-12 schools as virtual instruction has replaced face-to-face instruction for the [...]
By Ellie Silverman | Inquirer.com TL;DR: The Federal Emergency Management Agency is in talks with Philadelphia to run a mass vaccination clinic at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The city and FEMA have not finalized plans. Patients who succumbed or barely survived new coronavirus strains had certain conditions that made them the perfect hosts for the [...]

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