Kyasha Tyson
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Cherri Gregg
May 13, 2020 - 9:34 pm
African Americans in Philadelphia are dying of COVID-19 at a much higher rate than the city’s white population. And for most people who test positive survive, the road to recovery can be rough. So some high-risk survivors took to social media to help stop the spread. Read more here.
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Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine speaking to reporters.
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KYW Staff
May 13, 2020 - 5:28 pm
Pennsylvania has received its first shipment of remdesivir — the drug being used to treat COVID-19 patients — from the federal government. Read more here.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens during a briefing about the coronavirus.
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AP News
April 12, 2020 - 5:53 pm
The United States’ top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the economy in parts of the country could have a “rolling reentry” as early as next month, provided health authorities can quickly identify and isolate people who will inevitably be infected with the coronavirus. Read more here.
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Workers in protective gear carry a bag containing a giant salamander that was reported to have escaped from the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020.
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AP News
January 27, 2020 - 9:05 pm
China expanded its sweeping efforts on Monday to contain a dangerous new virus, extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 81. Read more here.
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American Eagle plane
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December 02, 2019 - 11:29 am
A woman was taken off a plane and into custody after she faked an illness in an attempt to get a better seat on her flight, according to police. Read more here.
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Brandon Brooks
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KYW Staff
November 25, 2019 - 10:39 am
The Eagles were without right guard Brandon Brooks on Sunday for the majority of the game after he left early due to an anxiety-related illness. Read more here.
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KYW Staff
October 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
If you have an elderly loved one, consider visiting the doctor with them as there are several good reasons to do this.
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Climate change may lead to unlikely illnesses in unexpected places, new research suggests.
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June 17, 2019 - 5:52 pm
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) -- Climate change may lead to unlikely illnesses in unexpected places, new research suggests: In the past two years, five cases of Vibrio vulnificus, a flesh-eating bacterial infection spread by handling or eating contaminated seafood, have been tied to Delaware Bay,...
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This 1975 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a group of H3N2 influenza A virus virions.
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March 08, 2019 - 2:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There's a strong chance this flu season has peaked, but health officials are watching a recent wave of illnesses from a nastier flu strain. Flu was reported to be widespread in 48 states last week, down from 49 the week before, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said...
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Dan Wing
February 06, 2019 - 10:16 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — St. Thomas the Apostle School in Glenn Mills will be closed Friday so officials can clean and disinfect the building after several dozen students and staff members had to stay home sick. The decision comes after 70 students were out sick Tuesday, and almost 60 were...
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