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WATCH: A free reader Q&A on rising COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania

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The state is launching initiatives to urge Pennsylvanians to get vaccinated, including setting up vaccine booths at county fairs.
Fred Adams / For Spotlight PA

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COVID-19 cases are once again on the rise across the country, driven by the new delta variant. Nearly all of Pennsylvania’s recent deaths and hospitalizations are among the unvaccinated, according to Acting Health Secretary Allison Beam.

As a result, the state is launching initiatives to urge Pennsylvanians to get vaccinated, but Gov. Tom Wolf has so far said he will not put in place new restrictions or mandates.

On Wednesday, Aug. 25 at noon, Spotlight PA held a free Q&A on Pennsylvania’s response to the surge in COVID-19 cases and what you need to know going into the fall.

Our panelists included:

  • Jamie Martines, investigative reporter for Spotlight PA

  • Sen. Art Haywood, state senator for parts of Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties

  • Dr. Jerome Gloster, chief executive officer of Primary Care Health Services, Inc. and a member of the Black Equity Coalition

  • Frederick Jackson, executive director of Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers

  • Dr. Krys Johnson, assistant professor of instruction in Temple University’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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