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.
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?
As we prepare for approval of the Covid vaccine for children, what have we learned so far about efforts to get shots in arms?
“Science is Easier Than Trust”
Those Nerdy Girls of Dear Pandemic have spent the last 15 months sharing science-backed info with their 100,000 followers. They have some advice for how to get us through this next wave
Where’s Our Vaccine Mandate, Mayor Kenney?
Since New York required vaccines for city employees, shots surged 40 percent. Is it time, Philly 3.0’s engagement director asks, for the same here, too?
“A Massive Amount of Heartbreak”
A combination of the contagious Delta variant and high numbers of unvaccinated people is causing Covid cases to rise again. A critical care physician at Penn Medicine helps us understand how worried we should be—and what we can do
The Phillies Strikeout
Half the team is unvaccinated. Here's why Phillies manager Joe Girardi has failed the test of leadership by saying it's a "personal choice."
Medicine of and for the people
Is a vaccine collaboration between Penn and West Philly faith leaders a roadmap to more equitable healthcare?