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Members of the Connecticut National Guard loaded boxes of COVID-19 test kits and personal protective equipment into vehicles for nursing homes in Windsor Locks, Conn., on Friday.

Omicron nears US peak even as some regions still face struggle

The Omicron variant is starting to loosen its grip on the US Northeast, but experts warn that it will take more time for this latest COVID-19 wave to recede nationwide.

RI HEALTH
The hallway of a local nursing home.

McKee allows nursing homes to bypass minimum staffing requirements

The Nursing Home Staffing and Quality Care Act was signed into law by McKee in May 2021. Now, the governor says, critical staff shortages justify a moratorium on enforcement of the law and its financial penalties.

Larry Edelman | The 2-minute drill
The local labor market ended 2021 on an upbeat note.

Mass. employers added 222,000 jobs last year

The local labor market ended the year on an upbeat note, data released Friday show, but a sharp decline in the jobless rate was skewed by statistical revisions.

The Boston Floating Hospital for Children in the early 1900s.

Tell us: Share your memories of the Floating Hospital for Children, now known as Tufts Children’s Hospital

Was anyone in your family involved with the Floating Hospital for Children? Tell us your memories of the hospital that began onboard a ship sailing in Boston Harbor.

The lobby of IBM Watson Health in Cambridge.

IBM sells some Watson Health assets for more than $1 billion

IBM launched Cambridge-based Watson Health in 2015 with the aim of using its core artificial intelligence platform to help health care providers analyze troves of data and ultimately revolutionize cancer treatment.

Nathan Smith of Beverly tested positive for COVID-19 more than 20 days ago, but he still experiences fatigue, sinus symptoms, and gastrointestinal issues.

For some, ‘mild’ illness from Omicron feels like anything but

An unlucky group of COVID-positive people have found that the variant’s “mild” categorization is something of an understatement.

Yemen prison airstrike killed, injured over 100, Red Cross says

A Saudi-led airstrike targeting a prison run by Yemen’s Houthi rebels killed and wounded over 100 detainees on Friday, rescuers said, part of a pounding aerial offensive that hours earlier saw another airstrike take the Arab world’s poorest country off the internet.

The University of Pennsylvania sign is shown in Philadelphia, May 15, 2019.

A professor said her students think average Americans make six figures. That’s a long way off.

"I asked Wharton students what they thought the average American worker makes per year and 25% of them thought it was over six figures," Wharton professor Nina Strohminger tweeted. "One of them thought it was $800k."