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COVID’s effects worsen America’s racial wealth gap
As the global pandemic continues to take lives and infect multiple generations, virtually every dimension of life is challenged. And people with the fewest financial resources before COVID-19 are being challenged more than ever. 
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Local News
School starts next week. Are we ready?
With lingering concerns over air filtration, mask use, social distancing and testing and tracking, Boston Public Schools (BPS) parents and staff are still trying to get their feet underneath them and understand what measures are in place to keep students safe from the spread of COVID-19 in the classroom as kids prepare to return to school in person.
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Opinion
Vaccination boosters: An important tool to continue COVID-19 protection
Men’s Health Network (MHN) applauds the recommendations from CDC and NIH announced on Aug. 18, 2021 to make COVID-19 vaccine booster shots available for those who are at higher risk of COVID-19 infections, including nursing home residents, health care providers, and those over 65 years of age.
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Janey rolls out indoor mask mandate
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Janey rolls out indoor mask mandate
Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced last Friday a city-wide mandate requiring people to wear face masks in indoor public spaces, regardless of vaccination status, beginning August 27.
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Opinion
Don’t delay on approving COVID vaccines
Men’s Health Network and the National Black Men’s Health Network urge the FDA and the Biden administration to provide current COVID-19 vaccines full regulatory approval within the next 90 days.
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The pandemic isn’t over yet! Here’s how to stay healthy and informed
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The pandemic isn’t over yet! Here’s how to stay healthy and informed
The pandemic isn’t over yet. Now more than ever, it’s important to stay informed, stay in touch with your doctor and other health care providers and take good care of yourself and your loved ones. Here are three things you can do to stay both healthy and informed as you navigate this new phase.
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Student artists' mural celebrates vaccine milestone at Reggie Lewis Center
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Arts & Culture
Student artists' mural celebrates vaccine milestone at Reggie Lewis Center
In celebration of administering 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine shots at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury, CIC Health commissioned a mural by two Roxbury Community College student artists.
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Opinion
Blacks face an unequal recovery
After more than a year of COVID-19, the nation’s collective ability to cope with dual public health and economic crises has diminished many consumers’ ability to remain financially stable.
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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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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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