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BPS parents push for  COVID safety protocols
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BPS parents push for COVID safety protocols
Among the concerns voiced by parents active with Families for COVID Safety are lingering questions on what measures the district will undertake to protect students, teachers and school staff against COVID outbreaks
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Can kids safely return to school amid ongoing COVID pandemic?
As kids return to school this fall, parents have some homework to do: helping to keep their kids safe amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Officials urge masking as Covid cases rise
On Friday, the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) sent an advisory to local media highlighting new data that shows a nearly 40% increase in cases last week and an uptick in hospitalizations with the virus.
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Lawyers for Civil Rights and Point32Health Team Up to Provide Support to Small Businesses and Local Vaccination Efforts
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Staying safe on the job during COVID-19 pandemic
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Staying safe on the job during COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, but restrictions are relaxing in Massachusetts. That means that whether you’ve been working through the pandemic or are just heading back to work, there’s a good chance you’re going to come in contact with more people when you’re on the job.
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COVID-19 rates still on the rise
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COVID-19 rates still on the rise
Back in March of 2020 when the global coronavirus pandemic took hold, states and local governments in the United States instituted varying degrees of lock downs aimed at stopping the spread of the virus, which was initially thought to be spread primarily through contact with contaminated surfaces as well as through respiratory droplets.
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Dispelling the vaccine hesitancy myth
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Dispelling the vaccine hesitancy myth
When the emergency vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna started making the rounds, so did sensational headlines about how the Black community wouldn’t take it. Discussion arose among the medical community on how to convince Black people to get the vaccine, and organizations in Boston mobilized to get the community to the mass vaccination site at the Reggie Lewis Center.
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Stan McLaren: an example to the community
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Stan McLaren: an example to the community
Stan McLaren is used to being the first. He is the first born, the first in his family to go to college. It was only fitting then that he was the first at the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
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It’s your turn: Who is eligible for the vaccine, and when
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The immune system: The body’s natural protection
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The immune system: The body’s natural protection
Your immune system is on constant guard looking for intruders — something that should not be there. It can distinguish between normal, healthy cells and unhealthy cells. When it detects an outsider — bacteria or a virus, for example — it readies forces to eradicate it. What’s even better, it can often remember. If the virus tries to enter again, its entry is blocked.
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The push for vaccination
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The push for vaccination
They call her the “vaccine evangelist.” It’s a moniker that Dr. Sabrina Assoumou bears with pride. Assoumou is an infectious disease physician at Boston Medical Center and assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.
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From the front lines: Massachusetts doctors of color talk candid about COVID-19
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From the front lines: Massachusetts doctors of color talk candid about COVID-19
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