1st Omicron Cases Reported in Philly, NJ – NBC10 Philadelphia

A Philadelphia man has tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19, making him the first case in the city and all of Pennsylvania with what medical experts are investigating as a potentially more transmissible version of the coronavirus, officials said Friday. A New Jersey woman living in Georgia was identified late Friday as the … Read more

1st Omicron case reported in Philadelphia as COVID variant spreads – NBC10 Philadelphia

A Philadelphia man has tested positive for the Omicron strain of COVID-19, making him the first case in the city and all of Pennsylvania with what medical experts are investigating as a potentially more transmissible version of the coronavirus. The man in his thirties and from northwestern Philadelphia, the city said in a statement Friday … Read more

Many older adults are losing their sense of smell – and COVID-19 is making them more vulnerable

The messages from COVID-19 patients are disturbing. Just a few hours earlier they were sitting in a garden enjoying a cup of sharp coffee or the smell of flowers. Then, as if a switch had been turned, those smells disappeared. Both young and old are affected – by some estimates more than 80% to 90% … Read more

Philadelphia hospitals nearing full capacity as COVID cases rise across the region – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Health officials in Philadelphia and Camden say the omicron variant has not been detected locally here, but they say its arrival is inevitable. They say now is the time to prepare the residents. The area is far from being in COVID-19 crisis mode, but health officials in Philadelphia and Camden County are … Read more

Mental health workers also face psychological and financial strains during the COVID-19 pandemic

The psychological toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has attracted much attention as spikes in depression, anxiety and loneliness — especially among children — have raised concerns among health care providers. The American Academy of Pediatrics is one of the organizations that government officials have called on to address the growing crisis. Other health professionals have … Read more

Mental health workers also face psychological and financial strains during the COVID-19 pandemic

The psychological toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has attracted much attention as spikes in depression, anxiety and loneliness — especially among children — have raised concerns among health care providers. The American Academy of Pediatrics is one of the organizations that government officials have called on to address the growing crisis. Other health professionals have … Read more

Several TV stations are pulling ‘Oz’ show to host Senate

HARRISBURG, Dad. (AP) – TV stations in Philadelphia, New York City and Cleveland said on Wednesday that they are the “Dr. Oz Show,” now that the show’s host, Mehmet Oz, is a formal candidate for the U.S. Senate. The stations were forced by the Federal Communications Commission’s “equal time” rules, which allow rival candidates to … Read more

Teen shot 18 times while waiting for bus in Philadelphia

A 14-year-old Philadelphia boy waiting for a bus to take him home from school was shot and killed 18 times Monday afternoon, police said. ThroughThe Associated Press November 30, 2021, 4:02 PM • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article PHILADELPHIA – A 14-year-old Philadelphia boy waiting for a bus to take … Read more

Gunmen chase 14-year-old boy and shoot him 18 times in Philadelphia – NBC10 Philadelphia

Several gunmen pursued a 14-year-old boy and fired 36 rounds at him, hitting him at least 18 times Monday in Philadelphia. Witnesses told police that the teen was waiting for a bus on the corner of Rising Sun and Wyoming Avenue at 3:30 p.m. when several gunmen exited a vehicle, approached him and opened fire. … Read more

Amazon 4-star store to open in Cherry Hill Mall in 2022

Amazon’s retail footprint in the Philadelphia area will continue to expand next year with the opening of a 4-star store in the Cherry Hill Mall. The physical outlet will open in the first half of 2022 in the Camden County retail location. No specific opening date has been set yet, only that the store will … Read more