Rowan University chemistry professor Jim Grinias and his wife Kaitlin, a chemist at a pharmaceutical company, produced buckets of hand sanitizer that Rowan donated to Cooper Medical School.
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Mike Dougherty
April 04, 2020 - 9:17 am
A Rowan University chemistry professor and his wife killed two birds with one stone this week, by doing something good and temporarily curing boredom. Read more here.
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Kacie Brandenburg of Haddonfield was forced into quarantine in Peru.
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John McDevitt
April 03, 2020 - 5:47 pm
Kacie Brandenburg of Haddonfield, New Jersey, was recently staying in a hostel in Cusco, Peru, when two people contracted COVID-19. She found herself under a mandatory quarantine in a foreign country. Fortunately, Sen. Robert Menendez facilitated her safe return. Read more here.
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Face masks
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Pat Loeb
April 03, 2020 - 3:48 pm
Philadelphia officials are asking all residents to wear face masks that cover their mouths and noses if they must venture outside — advice that is also coming from the governor and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more here.
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The Exelon Byron Nuclear Generating Stations
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Jim Melwert
April 03, 2020 - 2:54 pm
Lawmakers continue to express frustration over what they call “corporate irresponsibility” on the part of Exelon, in how it is handling a refueling project at the Limerick nuclear power plant during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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Gov. Tom Wolf
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KYW Staff
April 03, 2020 - 12:55 pm
Pennsylvania will stop paying about 9,000 state workers whose offices have been closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. As of Friday, cases of the virus rose to 8,420 across the state and 102 deaths. Read the latest here.
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Blood donation
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Hadas Kuznits
April 03, 2020 - 12:23 pm
The FDA has changed its decades-long restriction on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, due to the pressing need amid the coronavirus crisis. Read more here.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci
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AP News
April 03, 2020 - 11:41 am
The United States' top infectious disease specialist is getting his own bobblehead. Read more here.
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Economic impact of coronavirus
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KYW Staff
April 02, 2020 - 6:55 pm
Unemployment has skyrocketed in Pennsylvania, with nearly 800,000 people filing claims since mid-March. But the state’s unemployment system seems to be seizing up from the record number of people attempting to file claims. Read more here.
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Secretary of the Department of Transportation Elaine Chao speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference 2020.
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KYW Staff
April 02, 2020 - 6:34 pm
Although social distancing is crucial, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said in an interview with KYW Newsradio that domestic flights should not be temporarily grounded during the coronavirus crisis. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
April 02, 2020 - 3:02 pm
It only took 12 minutes on Thursday for Philadelphia City Council to unanimously pass the Kenney administration’s request for $85 million to fight COVID-19. Read more here.
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