Waiting for a vaccine

| By Alana, 7th grade | June 2020 … Dr. Elizabeth Rappaport met this spring with East Norriton Middle School reporters through a Zoom teleconference to discuss vaccines for COVID-19. A vaccine can protect a person from getting an infectious disease. There currently is no vaccine against COVID-19 since it is a new virus. But […] Read More

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Summer is off to a good start

| Bryana, 4th grade | June 2020 … Although we are in a pandemic, my summer has been good so far. I have been going to my pool and also doing a lot of crafts. I have been with my family a lot. —Bryana is a reporter with the St. Veronica Healthy Hero in Philadelphia […] Read More

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Food needs are greater now

| By Alexandra, 7th grade | June 2020 … Martha’s Choice Marketplace in Norristown is more than a pantry giving food in boxes to people in need—it’s a whole grocery store with aisles where people can choose what they need, based on their family’s needs. Now, because of the coronavirus, Martha’s Choice has started a […] Read More

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Food needs are greater now

| By Alexandra, 7th grade | June 2020 … Martha’s Choice Marketplace in Norristown is more than a pantry giving food in boxes to people in need—it’s a whole grocery store with aisles where people can choose what they need, based on their family’s needs. Now, because of the coronavirus, Martha’s Choice has started a […] Read More

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Waiting for a vaccine

| By Alana, 7th grade | June 2020 … Dr. Elizabeth Rappaport met this spring with East Norriton Middle School reporters through a Zoom teleconference to discuss vaccines for COVID-19. A vaccine can protect a person from getting an infectious disease. There currently is no vaccine against COVID-19 since it is a new virus. But […] Read More

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Deep gratitude to all involved in Book Reveal

May 2020 … Thank you to everyone who attended, participated in, and supported our first-ever virtual event on May 20. Creating the Book Reveal production, which we did in a little more than seven weeks, involved many dedicated people—from our amazing student journalists and their supportive families and teachers to the experts they interviewed. We […] Read More

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Sending a message of hope

| By St. Veronica Healthy Hero staff | May 2020 … St. Veronica Healthy Hero third-grade reporters have created rainbows for children in Philadelphia homeless shelters as a sign of love, joy, and hope during the coronavirus shutdown. The reporters began to make their rainbows after watching a video interview on www.healthynewsworks.org with Dr. Karen […] Read More

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Rebuilding after the virus

| By Tyler, 8th grade | May 2020 … I recently interviewed Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey who is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and former chief executive officer of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She said that our lives cannot return to normal until an effective vaccine or treatment is created. I completely agree […] Read More

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What it’s like to report on the pandemic

| By Trevor, 5th grade | April 2020 … Pam Belluck is a health and science writer for The New York Times. She was part of a New York Times team awarded a 2015 Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Ebola epidemic. Ebola is a virus that in 2014-15 infected more than 28,000 people and […] Read More

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The Big Reveal—Sign up for our May virtual event

April 2020 … Healthy NewsWorks is excited to invite you to our 2020 Book Reveal—a virtual event in celebration of kids asking questions and the launch of our ninth book. Jackie Judd, a former reporter for ABC News, NPR, and the “PBS NewsHour,” will host the online event, scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, […] Read More

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