Scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Research Institute in Seattle, Washington applied the world’s first experimental vaccine for Coronavirus.

It is the first phase of a study for a possible vaccine against the virus that causes COVID-19 which is wreaking havoc worldwide.

A total of 45 healthy volunteers will receive the vaccine – two doses with a month in between. This is the first step to find out if the vaccines are safe and effective, and possibly make way for possible global distribution.

To date, the pandemic has infected more than 169,000 people and killed more than 6,500 worldwide.

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Juan Perez and his EMMY Award-winning journey with the Boys and Girls Club of Western PA

Throughout Juan Perez’s childhood, the Boys and Girls Club (BGC) was more than just an after-school program. It was his second home. The Club kept him busy with productive activities and became a refuge from early struggles he experienced as a Puerto Rican child growing up in NY and MA.  “I told my mother many…

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Endless buffering: Local schools try to solve students’ internet access issues on their own

Public schools across the Pittsburgh region pivoted to online learning over the past year to keep their students safe. But for students without reliable or affordable high-speed internet access, the new normal highlights the disparity in how internet services are provided across the commonwealth — and its cost.

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JFCS Support Groups Help Immigrants Connect and Adjust to Life in Pittsburgh

Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS) is a Pittsburgh-based organization dedicated to supporting people through life’s changes and challenges for over 80 years.  One key service the JFCS provides to help refugees and immigrants connect to resources, build community, and adjust to life in Pittsburgh is the facilitation of Refugee & Immigrant Peer Support Groups…

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After four years of restrictions and fear, international students seek stability from the new administration

With a new administration in the White House, international students could face a new era, though many are weighing whether the turmoil of the last four years means there is a better future outside of the U.S.

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COVID-19 Vaccine: Who gets it and when? | Phase One breakdown

With news that one COVID-19 vaccine is already being distributed at hospitals statewide, what is Pennsylvania’s plan for getting the vaccine out to the public?

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Top Virtual & Socially Distanced Things to Do in Pittsburgh this Holiday Season

The holidays may be incredibly different from those in the past but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of family friendly activities to do in the ‘burgh and beyond. From virtual events to drive-through light shows, we have rounded up a list of events for you and your family to enjoy.  Paid Events:  Elfburgh Christmas…

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With vaccine on the horizon, Wolf imposes new COVID mitigation measures

During the three-week long mitigation period, extracurricular activities at schools, such as sports, plays, concerts and dances are suspended.

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Using Mediation to Solve Your Housing Disputes

Mediation is a free, confidential, voluntary process in which a neutral mediator helps people find solutions to their housing dispute. A mediator does not serve as a judge or lawyer, but simply facilitates a dialogue that helps mediation parties better understand each other and construct positive solutions for themselves. If an agreement is reached, it…

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LULAC to Host Deported Veterans Panel Discussion

Get an understanding of how this is possible under current laws, what the experience of veterans going through deportation and repatriation have been, and how we move forward under the current political climate.

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Allegheny County reports 366 new COVID cases and 5 deaths, PA breaks another record of new cases

The new deaths, which ranged from Oct. 20 to Nov. 5, included a person in their 20s, two in their 70s and two in their 90s. Two of the five deaths occurred in long-term care facilities.

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Allegheny County reports 189 new COVID cases; Sec. Levine discusses PA vaccine distribution plans

The Allegheny County Health Department [ACHD] reported 189 new COVID-19 infections Thursday and no new COVID-related fatalities. The newly reported cases bring the total count since March 14 to 16,599 infections.

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