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News: Thursday, Mar. 11




New Pa. poll reveals split among Dems, GOP on Covid-19 vaccine: In Pennsylvania, 40% of Democrats and 26% of Republicans have received a vaccine. 74% of Democrats and 36% of Republicans who have not been vaccinated say they will “definitely” get the vaccine, according to a recent poll from Franklin & Marshall College. (Source: LNP)

Pa. educators began receiving Covid-19 vaccine Wednesday: Wednesday’s event at Capital Area IU 13 in Cumberland County was for eligible school employees and contractors for the public and non-public local education, including in-classroom support staff, bus drivers and transporters. (Source: ABC 27)

Nearly 1,600 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been thrown out in Pa. so far: The wasted doses are attributed to multiple reasons, the main one being that each vaccine vial has a shelf life of six hours once opened. If appointments are missed or delayed, doses can become unusable. (Source: CBS 21)

Lawyers in 2018 taser case against Lancaster want to substitute child as plaintiff: Lawyers for Sean Williams, a plaintiff in a police use-of-force lawsuit in 2018 who subsequently died from unrelated causes, have asked that William's son be substituted as plaintiff. This request may delay the case for up to 20 years. (Source: LNP)

National/world roundup: One in five people in the U.S. have lost someone close to them to Covid-19. (Source: AP) New U.S. unemployment claims lower than expected. (Source: UPI) Americans seek compensation for failed Covid-19 treatments. (Source: Reuters) GOP-backed voting measures could limit voter access in 43 states. (Source: Washington Post) Biden re-starts Central American Minors immigration program. (Source: UPI) One year since March 11, 2020: An oral history of what the pandemic has caused. (Source: NBC)