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By Spotlight PA Staff

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.

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Our panelists include:

  • Jamie Martines, investigative reporter for Spotlight PA
  • Sen. Art Haywood, state senator for parts of Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties
  • Others to be announced

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