Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective in children ages 6-11

Moderna plans to ask the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to authorize its COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6-11 in “the near term,” the company said Monday.  The vaccine generates a strong protective effect and is well-tolerated within this age group, according to an interim analysis of clinical trial data from more than 4,700 children.  … Read more

IBX: The Cover Story Podcast: Finding Optimism in a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

By PETER PANAGEAS, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND MARKET PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL MARKETS AT INDEPENDENCE BLUE CROSS IBX: The Cover Story is a monthly podcast featuring timely, relevant conversations about the most important topics in health. The podcast is hosted by Peter Panageas, Senior Vice President and Market President of National Markets at Independence Blue Cross. … Read more

Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery Rebranded As The Bellwether District

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The South Philadelphia refinery that exploded in 2019 is being rebranded. Hilco Redevelopment Partners, who purchased the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery last year, announced on Monday that the 1,300-acre property will now be called The Bellwether District. The Bellwether District will become an economic engine for the city and drive change and … Read more

Philadelphia Weather: Chance Of Severe Weather As Parts Of Region Could See Up To 3 Inches Of Rain

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia area has a marginal risk for severe weather starting Monday evening into Tuesday. There’s a chance the region could see 1.5 to 3.5 inches of rain due to the storms. South Jersey, which is in a flash flood watch from 8 p.m. Monday to 5 p.m. Tuesday, could see up … Read more

SEPTA Union Unanimously Approves Strike If Deal Isn’t Reached

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The clock is now ticking for SEPTA to strike a deal with its largest union. A unanimous vote Sunday approved a SEPTA worker strike if there is no agreement within the next seven days. “I need SEPTA, so my reaction is ‘What? Don’t do that, please don’t.’ Come on y’all, we need … Read more

Double Shooting In Eastwick Kills 25-Year-Old Man, Wounds Pregnant Woman: Police

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A man is dead and a pregnant woman is in critical condition after a shooting in Eastwick, according to Philadelphia police. The shooting happened in the 7700 block of Lindbergh Boulevard around 8:35 p.m. Sunday. The department said the man, 25, was shot multiple times in the head and body. Officials pronounced … Read more

‘I Want To Go To Class’: Philadelphia Students, Parents On Edge As Possible SEPTA Strike Could Force Virtual Learning

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The potential SEPTA strike could force Philadelphia schools to return to remote learning. One week from tonight, as kids are trick or treating, many parents may be frightened by the thought of a strike when the clock strikes midnight. “It’s going to be really hard for me… I don’t have a car, I … Read more

Instant observations: Curry, Embiid lead Sixers to Sunday night win vs. Thunder

The Sixers rode Seth Curry early and got a strong all-around performance from Joel Embiid in a 115-103 win on the road against the Thunder on Sunday night.  Here’s what I saw. • Whoever got through to Seth Curry and turned him into the guy he has been since the start of the Atlanta series … Read more

Instant observations: Raiders 33, Eagles 22

The Eagles followed up a forgettable first half Sunday with an even worse second half, shooting themselves in the foot and being positively dominated by the Raiders on both sides of the ball. Falling to 2-5 on the year after the 33-22 loss, talk will be grim around the city after this Week 7 adventure … Read more