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Opinion
Why do so many still say no to vaccinations?
Not a day passes without a headline that some noted personality tests positive for COVID. The danger of COVID infection still roars, taking a ravenous toll on thousands. Yet, one figure remains virtually unchanged: Nearly half of Americans still say no to vaccinations.
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Local officials, teachers blast Baker on COVID response
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Politics
Local officials, teachers blast Baker on COVID response
In the past week, Boston Public Schools teachers and staff have seen their highest-ever number of COVID-19 infections — with 1,202 staff out on Monday — and a post-winter holiday return to school marred by shipments of ineffective face masks and expired at-home tests courtesy of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
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City faces COVID testing conundrum
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Local News
City faces COVID testing conundrum
On Saturday, Boston residents waiting for COVID testing lined up in the rain in a line that stretched more than 200 yards from the community room at the Mildred Hailey Apartments, past the Jackson Square Orange Line station and up Centre Street.
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State won’t test teachers in COVID classrooms
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Local News
State won’t test teachers in COVID classrooms
After a pool test for COVID-19 in her school yielded a positive result, Ellison/Parks Early Education Center teacher Annie Shah-Solle knew what would come next — rapid tests for each classroom in the school.
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Officials pan gov’s COVID response
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Local News
Officials pan gov’s COVID response
Elected officials and public health officials came together last week to take aim at Gov. Charlie Baker’s handling of the latest COVID-19 surge that has already infected thousands and will likely infect more as families continue to gather for the holidays.
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Keeping up with the times!
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Editorial
Keeping up with the times!
Every year at this time, it is customary to review the successes of the past months. But with two years of Covid-19, anything resembling a success is very elusive.
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Editorial
The elderly — America’s disregarded
Officials have stated repeatedly that everyone should be vaccinated to protect themselves or to protect others. Despite this warning, one of every 100 elderly Americans have died from Covid.
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Local News
Proof of vaccination required in Boston
At City Hall Monday Mayor Michelle Wu announced new proof of vaccination requirements for many indoor spaces including dining, fitness centers and entertainment venues in an attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and the latest omicron variant.
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COVID casts a light on health disparities
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Local News
COVID casts a light on health disparities
It took a personal health scare to get Thaddeus Miles into running. His longtime job as director of safety for MassHousing brought plenty of stress. One day in 2010, after attending a funeral, Miles headed to the gym. While bench pressing, he suddenly felt he was about to pass out. When the EMTs arrived, his blood pressure was 220/180; at the hospital he learned he had an enlarged heart.
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Entrepreneur donates 2 million masks in Roxbury
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Local News
Entrepreneur donates 2 million masks in Roxbury
When local community activists approached Gordon Thompson to supply masks to local communities, the CEO of the medical supply company Westnet didn’t hesitate.
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COVID cases close Curley school
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Local News
COVID cases close Curley school
After shuttering its doors last week for a rapidly spreading COVID outbreak, the Curley School in Jamaica Plain now faces an additional challenge as state education officials say they won’t count the school’s remote instruction toward the mandatory 180 days required under state law.
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Local News
Legislature’s ARPA plan disappoints advocates
With both the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the state Senate having passed their spending plans for federal American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds, advocates are left disappointed in the lack of investment into Black-owned and other minority-owned businesses in the wake of coronavirus economic fallout.
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