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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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Covid19
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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Covid19
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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Covid19
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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The push for vaccination
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Covid19
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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Black doctors command mass vaccination site
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Local News
Black doctors command mass vaccination site
The Black Boston COVID-19 Coalition took over the Reggie Lewis Center mass vaccination site over the weekend, with Black volunteers, doctors and greeters to encourage the community to get vaccinated against the virus.
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Business
COVID relief for Black businesses
Over the past year, COVID-19 and its variants have plagued the globe, taking lives and interrupting normal activities in virtually all areas of life. For Black America, already plagued with steep health, income and wealth disparities, coping with the pandemic has been even more painful. 
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Health centers key to city’s vaccine effort
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Local News
Health centers key to city’s vaccine effort
Health center leaders met with the City Council Feb. 4 to talk about problems and solutions for vaccine rollout that target communities of color.
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Boston schools re-open as many opt for remote
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Local News
Boston schools re-open as many opt for remote
After considerable pressure from the state to reopen, Boston Public Schools is following through on its plan to send kids into classrooms this week. School buildings were closed due to a snowstorm on Monday and Tuesday but were scheduled to open Wednesday.
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Are fear and trauma impeding vaccinations?
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News
Are fear and trauma impeding vaccinations?
Understanding how to move from trauma to triumph is a lesson that Freddie Lee Tyson’s descendants want to pass along, particularly at a time when mistrust in the medical community could keep some fearful people from getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
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