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Poll: Governor McKee’s COVID-19 approval rating hits 44 percent

The number of Rhode Islanders who approve of how McKee is handling the pandemic is slowly ticking up, but he still trails behind most New England governors.

‘I call malarkey.’ Biden says COVID-19 pandemic is ‘over.’ But some experts say not so fast.

The president's comments Sunday came as the United States is still seeing a seven-day average of 391 COVID-19 deaths and 60,831 cases per day as of mid-September from the disease that swept into the country in 2020.

President Biden says ‘pandemic is over’

The president declared the pandemic “over,” in apparently off-the-cuff remarks that reflect the growing sentiment that the threat of the virus has receded, even as hundreds of Americans continue to die of COVID each day.

Walgreens says it’s seeing ‘supply interruptions’ of updated Moderna booster shot

Walgreens says it is working to reschedule some appointments for the new updated booster shot from Moderna due to “supply interruptions,” but it still has the updated booster from Pfizer available. CVS on Thursday also reported some locations had run out of the Moderna booster.

CVS says some locations have run out of one of the new booster shots

CVS says some locations have run out of the updated, bivalent booster shots made by Moderna, but it continues to offer the Pfizer version of the boosters.

Boston Children’s Hospital researchers find antibody that neutralizes all major COVID variants in tests on mice

An antibody developed by Boston Children’s Hospital researchers has been shown to neutralize all major COVID variants, including all Omicron strains, which could lead to a new treatment, the hospital said.

Experts say flu shots could be key to battling serious illness this winter

With a bad flu season possibly ahead, experts and officials say it’s crucial for people to get their flu vaccinations this fall.

A Paxlovid fall primer: Who should take the COVID antiviral and when?

Paxlovid can significantly lower risk of serious COVID complications for those at high risk, but it's not designed for everyone.