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Philadelphia Inquirer: What We Learned From Philadelphia’s Vaccine Lottery

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From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Written by Katy Milkman, Linnea Gandhi, and Angela Duckworth. Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authorized new COVID-19 booster vaccines with the hope of staving off another wave of hospitalization and death this winter. Invaluable as vaccines have been in the fight against COVID, only one in three American adults chose to receive the last round of lifesaving booster shots, which helps explain the nearly 500 daily deaths that are still being recorded in this country. We recently published a paper in Nature Human Behavior summarizing what…

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Philadelphia Inquirer: COVID-19 Showed the Benefits of At-Home Testing. A New Partnership Is Expanding Access to HIV Testing Kits

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From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Three Philadelphia community groups are joining forces to apply the COVID-19 pandemic’s lessons about the utility of at-home medical testing to HIV, a disease that has long presented its own challenges to screening efforts. Bebashi Transition to Hope, a nonprofit founded to serve people of color living with HIV, is collaborating with two grassroots organizations to distribute HIV self-testing kits to vulnerable populations in Philadelphia. Also involved are SistaTalkPHL, which serves single Black women, and Ark of Safety LGBTQ+ Safe Haven, focused on members of the LGBTQ community who are experiencing homelessness. Together, the groups aim to…

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Penn Today: Who Wants Government Health Care and Unemployment Programs To Expand?

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From Penn Today:  For many Americans, the COVID-19 pandemic was both frightening and financially devastating. Along with unrelenting worries about getting severely ill or dying from the virus—or inadvertently infecting others—millions of people lost their jobs and struggled to pay their rent, mortgage, and credit card bills. The federal government responded by providing vaccines along with more affordable and accessible health care, increased food and housing assistance, money for families with children, funds for small businesses and hospitals, and higher unemployment payments. How did individual experiences with COVID-19 affect Americans’ feelings about the federal safety net? Senior Leonard Davis Institute of Health…

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WHYY: Some Philadelphia Parents Scramble To Find COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments for Their Young Kids

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From WHYY: Samantha Greenberg said she was overcome with emotion when she saw an Instagram post about a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for kids under 5 at the Dr. Ala Stanford Center for Health Equity in North Philadelphia. While many Americans returned to their pre-pandemic lives months ago, Greenberg — who has a 14-month-old daughter, Gemma — and other parents of young, unvaccinated children have remained more cautious. Greenberg said her family has largely avoided social gatherings, and Gemma rarely went on a playdate or inside public buildings. “We started going to the playground a couple of weeks ago,” Greenberg said….

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