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Health Dept. declines to release race breakdown on monkeypox

As Philadelphians at high risk vie for limited monkeypox vaccine, there’s a rumor going around that early doses are not getting to people of color.

  • But it’s impossible to judge whether the rollout has been equitable, because Philly’s Health Department is declining to release a breakdown by race for the doses administered so far.

Local officials say the sample size is too small — just 2,000 patients so far, Michaela Winberg reports, but medical experts and other cities disagree.

Review: Wawa Shore Tea is a drink everyone can agree on

Wawa partnered with Cape May Brewing Co. to create Shore Tea, which tastes like a childhood fave leveled up a notch and taken on vacation.

  • The peach-flavored hard tea is a limited release, sold in 12-oz. cans throughout the region. It follows in the tradition of previous Wawa beer collabs — except it’s friendlier and more approachable.

Craft beer fans will appreciate the rich flavor, and iced tea fans will be in heaven. The one flaw our reviewer found: it almost goes down too easy.

RECAP: What else happened?

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Scheduled to align with the United Nations’  International Youth Day, this is the city’s first PHL Youth Week, with youth-led events around education, public safety, entrepreneurship, and wellness. Mayor Kenney kicks things off with a press conference at City Hall (11 a.m.).


? BP Quizzo lands at the South Philly sports complex in Live’s Sports & Social bar, where cohosts Danya and Sakeenah will quiz you on trivia about all things Philadelphia. Prizes include gift cards and beach chairs, all free with RSVP. (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17)? Make this a mixology summer with a tropical cocktail class at City Winery at the Fashion District. Tickets are $50, and include three drinks, plus snacks while you learn. (6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9)

? Start with an evening picnic at the Woodlands, then follow the experts for a Bat Night walk through a historic cemetery. Tickets are pay what you wish. (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11)