public health

Dogs train to sniff out COVID-19
University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine
John McDevitt
May 15, 2020 - 3:58 pm
The University of Pennsylvania launched a pilot study to see if dogs can sniff out COVID-19 in people, even if they’re asymptomatic. Read more here.
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Gov. Tom Wolf
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KYW Staff
May 15, 2020 - 2:05 pm
Gov. Tom Wolf announced that another group of counties will move from “red” to “yellow” in his phased-in reopening plan, but counties near Philadelphia — like Delaware, Montgomery, Chester, Bucks and Berks — will remain in the “red.” Read the latest here.
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Online instruction
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Mike DeNardo
May 15, 2020 - 11:19 am
Philadelphia teachers have been taking online attendance for two weeks now, but so far, only about half of students are logging on, according to the School District of Philadelphia. Read more here.
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Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine speaking to reporters.
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KYW Staff
May 14, 2020 - 5:35 pm
Amid the state's coronavirus response, Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine is reminding parents who may be concerned about taking their children to the doctor that it's important for them to continue to schedule visits, as these appointments are necessary because of the vaccines...
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Trump in Allentown
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AP News
May 14, 2020 - 5:24 pm
While visiting Owens and Minor Inc. in Allentown, President Donald Trump said he intends to prepare the country for future pandemics by restocking the national stockpile and bringing critical manufacturing back to the U.S. Read more here.
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Governor Tom Wolf speaks about efforts to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage.
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KYW Staff
May 14, 2020 - 4:50 pm
Gov. Tom Wolf has a message for business owners struggling during the coronavirus pandemic closures: “Yeah, this is awful.” In an interview with KYW Newsradio anchor and Reporters Roundup host Ian Bush, the governor said he understands their frustrations. Read and listen to the full interview here.
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Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
May 14, 2020 - 3:24 pm
The coronavirus death toll in Philadelphia has now surpassed 1,000 fatalities. Still, city officials say the trend in deaths and new cases continues to head downward, and they are starting a recovery effort for the city. Read more here.
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Closed business
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Jim Melwert
May 14, 2020 - 1:43 pm
Three Republican state lawmakers from Chester County are asking Gov. Tom Wolf to move the county from “red” to “yellow,” based on his phased-in reopening plan, to ease what they feel are unnecessary constraints on businesses. Read more here.
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Atlantic City beach
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David Madden
May 14, 2020 - 11:52 am
Beaches down the shore are already reopening — with social distancing rules in place — well in advance of Memorial Day weekend, as Gov. Phil Murphy promised. Read more here.
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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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