Coronavirus

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 | Inquirer.com The rise in reported acts of hate has left people in the Asian community shaken and traumatized, constantly on edge, and worried they or a loved one could be the next person assaulted or killed. Stephen Kulp was walking on a Center City street this summer, adjusting his face mask [...]
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 Ngakiya Camara | WURD Radio Dr. Ala Stanford, pediatric surgeon and the founder of the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium, joined Solomon Jones last week on WURD Radio to announce an amazing initiative to vaccinate Philadelphians who’ve been impacted the most by this pandemic.  Beginning last Friday at noon, the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium began [...]
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 Avi Wolfman-Arent | WHYY.org The School District of Philadelphia is delaying its plan to return some students to classrooms due to ongoing mediation with the teachers union — postponing from Feb. 22 to March 1. The decision comes amid a dispute with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, which opposes returning members to buildings until all [...]

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