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December 21, 2021

Biden’s Omicron Strategy

During his address to the nation today, President Joe Biden unveiled his strategy to combat the highly contagious Omicron variant and made a plea to 40 million unvaccinated Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

December 20, 2021

Booster Dose will be Critical against Omicron

With the spread of the Omicron variant, the nation’s public health leaders are emphasizing the importance of the COVID-19 booster dose as millions of Americans plan to gather during the winter holidays.

December 17, 2021

What We Know about COVID ‘Breakthrough’ Hospitalizations

COVID-19 “breakthrough” hospitalizations occurred most often among older adults and those with chronic medical conditions and represented a small fraction of the virus-related hospitalizations this summer, according to a report released this week from the Kaiser Family Foundation and Epic Research.

December 15, 2021

Wolf Administration Requests FEMA Support for Health Care

The Wolf Administration today announced its request for additional support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help Pennsylvania’s health care system address the latest surge of COVID-19 patients.

December 14, 2021

One Year of COVID Vaccines

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the first shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and the beginning of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout across the U.S.

December 13, 2021

House Health Hearing Explores COVID-19 Treatment

The state House Health Committee hosted a hearing today to discuss available COVID-19 treatments, as well as possible alternative therapies that are not currently prescribed to treat or prevent the virus.