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Wolf: Vaccine is strategy to fight COVID-19, not shutdowns - Erie News Now

Wolf: Vaccine is strategy to fight COVID-19, not shutdowns - Erie News Now
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Wolf administration said Tuesday it has no plans to pursue another COVID-19 emergency declaration, or attempt new statewide mitigation measures or vaccine mandates,...

Instead, she said, the Health Department is pushing more residents to get vaccinated and taking steps to support hospitals hit by severe staffing shortages and a wave of COVID-19 patients.Hospitals and nursing homes hit by severe staffing shortages have been sounding the alarm as largely unvaccinated COVID-19 patients fill hospital beds.“We are not considering further mitigation at this time,” Acting Secretary of Health Keara Klinepeter said at a news conference.“I think certainly the constitutional authorities that the governor and that the secretary of health have are different at this time, and we’ve certainly heard people’s perspective that they would like to be able to make local decisions," Klinepeter said Tuesday.

(AP) — The Wolf administration said Tuesday it has no plans to pursue another COVID-19 emergency declaration, or attempt new statewide mitigation measures or vaccine mandates, as the highly contagious omicron variant spreads quickly and overloads Pennsylvania’s hospitals.The Wolf administration said it is working to bring health care workers from out of state to help.

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