Welcome to Fearadelphia

Philly’s new mask mandate made national news this week. Yay, us?

By Larry Platt

Save the Moms!

How to care for the over-burdened, burned-out moms of Covid. And why now, at the pandemic’s two-year mark, we actually have to.

By Christine Speer Lejeune

The Virus and the City: The State of American Competitiveness

We are in a massively disruptive moment, Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab head says. Here’s how we can learn from a $1 billion Build Back Better challenge.

By Bruce Katz, Colin Higgins, Avanti Krovi, Sarena Martinez and Brian Reyes

How Reliable are the City’s Vaccine Statistics? 

The Health Department is claiming an adult vax rate of “greater than 95 percent.” The verifiable figure? Not quite so high.

By Josh Kruger

Moving On From the Trauma

Catching up with Dr. David Rubin, director of PolicyLab at CHOP, who has been blanketing the airwaves arguing that it’s time to rethink our Covid risk management strategies

By Katherine Rapin

Ideas We Should Steal: Other-Caring Our Way Out of Covid Misery

In the Age of Self-Care, a Stanford psychologist suggests a better antidote to what ails us right now: focusing on other people

By Christine Speer Lejeune

What Are the Real Covid Hospital Numbers?

New York and New Jersey have released new info showing that half of hospitalized patients who tested positive for Covid are actually there for other reasons. Why isn’t Gov. Wolf doing the same in PA?

By Gina Diorio

Is It Time For a Citywide Vaccine Mandate?

Boston and New York City both instituted more sweeping vaccine mandates to keep their residents healthy. In Philly, we let Mummers strut. What more could Mayor Kenney do to ensure everyone gets their shots?

By Josh Kruger