Sumary of Pennsylvania could be wearing masks ‘to the end of 2021,’ health secretary says:
- Coronavirus vaccines could begin arriving in Pennsylvania as soon as next month – but don’t put your mask away anytime soon, the state top health official said Thursday, according to a report..
- Dr. Rachel Levine, the state health secretary, warned that early supplies of any vaccines that receive government approval will likely be in short supply at first – with health care workers, first responders and people at highest risk expected to be treated first..
- Levine remarks came amid word that drug makers Pfizer and Moderna were both preparing – likely Friday — to seek emergency approval of their vaccines, which officials have said show effectiveness rates of higher than 90%..
- (Associated Press) Levine comments came two days after Pennsylvania officials announced they planned to take additional steps to address a sharp increase in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations, including requiring masks to be worn indoors with limited exceptions…