COVID-19

Get ready, you may soon need a 'vaccine passport' to travel and attend public events

Get ready, you may need a “Vaccine Passport” soon as President Joe Biden queries government agencies to “assess the feasibility” of connecting COVID-19 vaccines with other vaccine certificates and creating a digital version.
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How creating art can help improve mental health during the pandemic

With many people’s mental health being impacted by the pandemic, one Jenkintown art therapist said creating and making art can change that.
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New study finds people who recovered from COVID face 20% risk of re-infection

Researchers at Mount Sinai have been following a population of Marine recruits for months and say their results show the chance of re-infection may be higher than we previously thought.
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Young boy gives up his meal to a family turned away from McDonald's drive-thru for not having a car

A story with a happy ending and a happy meal! After seeing a young boy get denied food at the McDonald’s drive-thru, a 12-year-old stepped in and generously offered up his meal. Read more now.
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Having trouble getting a COVID-19 vaccine appointment? You're not alone

Coronavirus vaccinations have been open in Pennsylvania for group 1a for several weeks, which has recently been expanded to include people 65 and older. But just because you’re eligible doesn’t mean it’s easy to find an appointment. Read more here.
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Toys 'R' Us closes remaining 2 stores amid COVID-19 pandemic

Toys “R” Us is closing down its remaining two stores. The move comes roughly a year after two final stores in New Jersey and Texas reopened. See the company’s statement now!
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U.S. cigarette sales stopped declining for first time in decades in 2020: Report

U.S. cigarette sales stopped declining for the first time in decades in 2020, according to a report published by the Wall Street Journal. Read the full report now.
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Scanner will tell you whether your hands are clean enough

PathSpot is billed as a way for restaurants and other businesses in the food industry to control the cleanliness of their operations. WBBM Newsradio’s Cisco Cotto reports. Read the full story.
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Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine 85% effective against worst COVID-19 symptoms

Johnson & Johnson is out with details about a one-shot COVID-19 vaccine that is 66% effective overall against the virus. The announcement comes after a Phase 3 trial. The efficacy of this dose is higher for preventing the most serious of symptoms.
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Research team finds anti-cancer drug also kills COVID-19

A team of UCSF researchers has discovered a promising candidate to help fight COVID-19. The research, published Monday, found that anti-cancer drug Aplidin was about 30 times more potent than remdesivir.
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