Coronavirus debate: Could blood pressure meds make COVID-19 less — or more — deadly?

The medicines tamp down a hormone that contributes to inflammation. But they also increase activity of a protective enzyme that may help the coronavirus gain entry to cells in the lung and other organs.

Pa. unemployment system buckles under deluge of workers laid off during coronavirus pandemic
Some of the dysfunction stems from a 2016 political spat that led to major layoffs.

How much diabetes, smoking, and other risk factors worsen your coronavirus odds
The first comprehensive U.S. numbers illustrate just how much worse the consequences of an infection can be for those with heart, lung, and kidney problems.

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‘It looks like hell.’ Coronavirus has Philly businesses boarding up as if bracing for a hurricane

Large swaths of Philadelphia’s business districts are battening the hatches, throwing up three-quarter-inch plywood to protect their enterprises from whatever social unrest may come with the pandemic.

Emergency coronavirus loan not approved yet? SBA will now advance $10,000 to small businesses

Whether you've been approved for an SBA loan or not, you can still get a $10,000 advance.

Police looking for gunman who shot five people, including 1-year-old boy, at North Philadelphia rowhouse

The shooting just after 10 p.m. in the 2300 block of West Harold Street also injured three women and a 14-year-old girl. The five victims were found in the house and in an adjacent alley, police said.

What the coronavirus pandemic could mean for health insurance premiums

We should not use this extraordinary event to try to advance causes or views on the perennial problems that will be present even after it goes away.

Pre-coronavirus TV commercials make us cringe; new ads reflect a time of threat

As costly as it can be to pull TV ads, a few companies have done it. KFC pulled a commercial showing people licking their fingers.

SavePhillyEats throws a free financial lifeline to Philadelphia restaurants and bars

Two tech entrepreneurs have set up a site that allows restaurants and bars to sell experiences and promotions.

Why the gig workers delivering your groceries and beer don’t have any labor rights

Even as their work is deemed “essential” in the face of government-mandated business closures, the delivery workers that power on-demand apps are in a precarious position.
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