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Pa. health secretary denounces transphobic attacks: ‘Our children are watching’

As the face of the state’s COVID-19 response, Health Secretary Rachel Levine has been the subject of numerous personal attacks.
By Sara Simon/Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania mandates masks for anyone who leaves their home amid coronavirus increases

Health Secretary Rachel Levine said the order was necessary to prevent another statewide shutdown.
By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

The dispute over the Wolf administration’s handling of coronavirus in nursing homes, explained

State Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said the coronavirus typically enters nursing homes through workers who don’t have symptoms.
By Ed Mahon

Updated: May 22, 2020 | 9:29 am

Pa. health officials quietly alter erroneous nursing home case, death counts as providers cry foul

Provider associations said publishing erroneous data has sown panic and anger among family members, distrust among nursing home staff, and frustration for providers.
By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA

Pa.’s largest nurses’ union accuses hospitals of misinforming state officials about protective equipment

The union says health systems are sitting on stockpiles of N95 respirators, leaving nurses without needed protection, as some hospitals restart elective procedures.
By Brett Sholtis


Reopening talks continue, but are we anywhere close to opening up?

'Some subjectivity' in the decision-making, health secretary says
By Joseph Darius Jaafari


Pa. removes more than 200 deaths from official coronavirus count as questions mount about reporting process, data accuracy

The past five days have been a roller coaster of confusion involving the state health department, marred by retracted statements, reporting lags, and angry coroners.
By Sara Simon/Spotlight PA
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