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Top Stories of 2021: COVID-19 vaccine offers hope, while misinformation undermines public health

For many, the vaccine promised an end to the pandemic. But falsehoods about the virus and about public health measures worked against efforts to save lives.

By Brett Sholtis

Federal judge tosses lawsuit from Geisinger employees seeking to disregard COVID-19 policy

Unvaccinated employees didn’t want to get tested twice a week for the coronavirus.

By Brett Sholtis

COVID-19 killed at least 40 military veterans at VA nursing homes in Pa.

Newly-public data shows outbreaks among staff and residents throughout the pandemic.

By Brett Sholtis

Inside a Pa. middle school where everyone wears masks, and it’s not really an issue

Educators say there’s a clear choice: Limit the spread of the virus, or risk going back to online and hybrid learning.

By Brett Sholtis

Available ICU hospital beds in Pa. dip to lowest point since start of pandemic

Health care experts cite ‘delay of care’ as one reason.

By Brett Sholtis

WellSpan prohibits ER visitors in Franklin County due to unvaccinated people with COVID-19

All 38 patients in WellSpan’s intensive care units are unvaccinated.

By Brett Sholtis

Northern York middle and high schools halt in-person learning due to COVID-19 cases

The district plans to return to in-person learning late next week if the situation improves.

By Brett Sholtis

With COVID-19 delta variant raging, UPMC seeks people in Pa. for monoclonal antibody study

As cases surge among unvaccinated people, the treatment offers a chance to help them, and to better understand the delta variant.

By Brett Sholtis

Unvaccinated people, sick with COVID-19, flood midstate hospitals as delta variant surges

Two area health systems report that about nine in ten patients are unvaccinated.
By Brett Sholtis

Wolf vetoes bill to ban schools, government from requiring proof of vaccination in Pa.

The so-called “vaccine passports” bill also would have limited the health secretary’s power.

By Brett Sholtis
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