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News: Thursday, Oct. 22

(Source: One United Lancaster)

(Source: One United Lancaster)
(Source: One United Lancaster)


Health officials brace for 'twin-demic' as flu and Covid-19 converge: With the two viruses being "impossible to tell apart clinically," health officials are concerned about how they will interact during the winter. Members of the public are urged to get early flu vaccines and continue to follow mitigation practices. (Source: LNP)

More than 2.8 million mail ballots have been approved in Pennsylvania: 98% of those ballots have either been mailed out by the state or are in the process of being mailed. From those, 1.1 million have been returned or scanned. (Source: WGAL)

Local peer support coalition to expand services thanks to $1 million grant: The Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition, which focuses on mental health support, will use the grant to train new certified peer specialists, create 10 regional peer support organizations and support other mental health agencies in Pa. (Source: LNP)

Karen Pence campaigns in Lancaster County: The second lady came to Mount Joy on Wednesday to campaign for President Donald Trump and her husband, Vice President Mike Pence. She praised Trump's Covid-19 response and Supreme Court pick. (Source: WGAL)

National roundup: Trump, Biden to meet in person for tonight's final presidential debate. (Source: AP) CDC updates definition of 'close contact' with Covid-19 positive people. (Source: UPI) Senate panel advances Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett despite Democrats' boycott. (Source: AP) U.S. jobless claims fall this week; many are exhausting their benefits. (Source: Reuters) Arenas, stadiums find new life as safer voting venues. (Source: AP)