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Charts: Who has been vaccinated in Massachusetts, and how many doses has the state received?

The charts break down vaccination recipients by age, vaccination date, location, and race/ethnicity, while also outlining vaccination brand and administration site type.

New studies bolster theory coronavirus emerged from the wild

New research provides more evidence that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a Wuhan, China market where live animals were sold

After horrific COVID deaths in Holyoke, lawmakers poised to send Soldiers’ Home reform bill to governor

The legislation is designed to increase the safety of residents at Soldiers' Homes, more than two years after dozens of veterans died at the state’s Holyoke facility in one of the most notorious and deadly COVID-19 outbreaks in the country.

Second COVID-19 boosters for those under 50 on hold

Federal officials say they have been discussing the idea of authorizing second COVID-19 booster shots for adults under 50 as a way to bolster the public’s protection as the Omicron BA.5 subvariant spreads.

Charts: The COVID-19 pandemic in Mass. is not going away

COVID-19 will continue to circulate in Massachusetts, experts say, causing more infections and hospitalizations, although probably not a dramatic surge in severe illness.


Poll: R.I. still backs COVID-19 vaccine requirement, but support is dipping

A majority of Rhode Islanders still believe in a vaccine mandate, but support has fallen below 60 percent for the first time.

Nurse burnout reaches new high as latest Omicron variant surges

A survey of 2,500 nurses released Wednesday finds that 64 percent are looking to leave the health-care profession, a nearly 40 percent increase from a similar survey a year ago.

Deep in a COVID wave, Europe counts cases and carries on

A common refrain heard throughout Europe is that everyone has COVID as the BA.5 omicron subvariant fuels an explosion of cases across the continent. Governments, however, are not cracking down.