Republicans criticize Democrats over repurposing of Delaware County Memorial Hospital
Sep. 27—UPPER DARBY — With the backdrop of an approaching election, Delaware County Republican leaders and candidates criticized county Democrats for not doing enough to keep Delaware County Memorial Hospital from closing. "Maybe the elected officials will get off their rear end and come forward and do something to help these employees and to help this community," Delaware County Republican "Maybe the elected officials will get off their rear end and come forward and do something to help these employees and to help this community," Delaware County Republican Party Chairman Thomas McGarrigle said. "What are we doing with these dedicated workers? They don't care.
WASHINGTON — The federal government is scrapping another of its responses to the pandemic.
On Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dropped its country-by-country COVID-19 travel health notices that it began issuing early in the pandemic.
The reason: Fewer countries are testing for the virus or reporting the number of COVID-19 cases. That limits the CDC’s ability to calculate travelers’ risk, according to the agency.
CDC spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund said the agency will only post a travel health notice for an individual country if a situation such as a troubling new variant of the virus changes CDC travel recommendations for that country.
Crozer Health says it did communicate plans for County Memorial to entity involved
Sep. 29—Crozer Health says it is disappointed in the legal maneuvering to stop the closing and repurposing of Delaware County Memorial Hospital and officials say they'd like to meet with the entities that have taken the matter to court. On Wednesday, CKHS Inc. and the Foundation for Delaware County filed an emergency injunction in Delaware County Court of Common Pleas against Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. and Prospect Crozer LLC. to suspend the closure of Delaware County Memorial Hospital. A hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 7 at 9 a.m. Friday before Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Judge Barry Dozor.
The CDC still recommends that travelers remain up to date on vaccines and follow recommendations found on its international travel page.
That page divides countries into three categories – practice usual precautions, enhanced precautions or avoid nonessential travel.
Restrictions such as testing and quarantine requirements greatly slowed international travel earlier in the pandemic, but many countries eventually lifted those rules for fully vaccinated and boosted people to increase tourism.
In early 2020, before vaccines were available, the United States barred people who had recently been in any of more than three dozen countries. In 2021, the U.S. instead began requiring people to test negative for COVID-19 shortly before boarding planes to the U.S. That rule too was eventually dropped.
Teen vaping rates rise, nearing pre-pandemic levels, CDC reports .
Around 2.5 million teens report vaping, and vaping rates are nearing pre-pandemic levels. Flavored disposable e-cigarettes are popular among teens.Data from the annual National Youth Tobacco Survey showed that 14.1% of high school students and 3.3% of middle school students said they'd recently used an e-cigarette or other vape. The survey, led by both the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration, was conducted from January through the end of May.