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Vaccinating home-bound seniors a growing concern

ALBANY HERALD — About 1.9 mil...
Vaccinating home-bound seniors a growing concern

ALBANY HERALD — About 1.9 million adults over 65 are mostly homebound and another 5.3 million have health conditions that make leaving home difficult. BSCH's Steven Albert warns it's likely that family or other caregivers will need to arrange for transport to vaccine centers. "For every one person ... (01/27/2021)

Public comments on RGGI move Pa. closer to slashing power plant carbon pollution

EDF — Virtual public hearings...
Public comments on RGGI move Pa. closer to slashing power plant carbon pollution

EDF — Virtual public hearings show support for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a proven cap-and-invest program that curbs climate pollution from the power sector. EOH's Bernard Goldstein testified, “Pollution trading actually began with acid rain, and would not have occurred without ... (01/27/2021)

COVID-19 Update: As Pa. cases decline, did state avoid post-holiday surge?

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE — Lee...
COVID-19 Update: As Pa. cases decline, did state avoid post-holiday surge?

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE — Lee Harrison, a Pitt epidemiologist and chairman of the Allegheny County Board of Health, said that the drop in the positivity rate was encouraging, but warned that the state is not done with the winter surge. “We’re in the middle still of a raging pandemic,” he said.  "I ... (01/26/2021)

Gov. Wolf names replacements for departing Pa. Health Secretary Rachel Levine

AP — Wolf said he intends to ...
Gov. Wolf names replacements for departing Pa. Health Secretary Rachel Levine

AP — Wolf said he intends to nominate a deputy chief of staff, Alison Beam, to take over as secretary of the Department of Health. Wolf, meanwhile, elevated Dr. Wendy Braund  to acting interim physician general. Braund is currently the DoH's COVID-19 response director. Before that, she held multip... (01/25/2021)

In West Virginia’s poorest communities, the state’s vaccine rollout has left vulnerable residents behind

MOUNTAIN STATE SPOTLIGHT / WV...
In West Virginia’s poorest communities, the state’s vaccine rollout has left vulnerable residents behind

MOUNTAIN STATE SPOTLIGHT / WVPB — Although West Virginia is currently leading the nation in its vaccination rate, the state has primarily aimed for the low-hanging fruit. “When you have to get the vaccine distributed out as widely and as quickly as possible, the inequities that already exist have t... (01/22/2021)