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July 29, 2021

DOH to Text Reminders about Second COVID-19 Shot

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) is launching a campaign to reach about 254,000 Pennsylvanians who missed the second dose of their COVID-19 vaccine series. The DOH campaign will target individuals who did not complete the second dose of their Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines at least 10 weeks after their first dose, Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam said during a press briefing today.

July 28, 2021

What to Know about Latest CDC Masking Update

With the Delta variant leading to a national surge in COVID-19 cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week updated its guidance outlining when you need to wear a mask.

July 27, 2021

2021 HAP Donate Life PA Hospital Challenge Honorees Announced

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) today announced the honorees for its 2021 Donate Life Pennsylvania Hospital Challenge. The initiative encourages Pennsylvania hospitals to increase organ donation awareness and designations within their hospital and community. 

July 23, 2021

CDC: Life Expectancy Fell 1.5 Years during Pandemic

Life expectancy in the U.S. declined by a year and a half during 2020, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The decline was even more pronounced for Black and Hispanic Americans, who saw average life expectancy decline by about three years.

July 22, 2021

Study: Nearly 1.5 Million Children Lost a Caregiver to COVID-19

New analysis published in The Lancet this week highlights the lingering fallout from the pandemic, indicating that more than 1.5 million children around the world lost a parent, a custodial grandparent, or other relative who lived with them during the first 14 months of the pandemic.

July 20, 2021

Five Takeaways from U.S. Senate COVID-19 Hearing

America’s leading public health officials testified before a U.S. Senate committee hearing today, urging eligible Americans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and discussing the next steps to fight the virus.