Pa., Chesco pause use of J&J COVID vaccine

Following a recommendation from the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), both the state of Pennsylvania and Chester County announced Tuesday that their respective health departments would pause vaccinations using the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, pending a study of a rare but dangerous blood clotting issue that may be related to...

Taming the robber barons of the Internet: Facebook and Google

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Let’s take a week off from politics and talk about….The Internet! (foreboding music plays). Well, actually not the whole Internet (do not ask me about being a cat on Zoom, I have no clue — I consider Zoom to be an insecure platform and only use it very reluctantly to watch county commission meetings), just Facebook and Google, who are the two...

County officials hit state DOH over vaccine distribution

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Graphic courtesy Chester County Chester County officials addressed public frustration with the COVID-19 vaccine roll out, issuing a statement Friday afternoon, expressing frustration with the state Department of Health’s (DOH) inability to meet the county’s needs. The statement makes clear that Chester County officials feel the county is not getting...

COVID-19 positive tests grow statewide and in county

By Mike McGann, Editor, The TImes Testing being done at the state lab in Exton. Courtesy, Pa. Dept. of Health. COVID-19 cases continue to grow in Pennsylvania, with cases statewide spiking to 851 in 40 counties with seven deaths, according to the state Department of Health. In Chester County, numbers jumped again, rising to 41 from 30 yesterday, with 624 tests coming back negative. No one in Chester...