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Drugmakers hunt for one vaccine to target all COVID variants

At the end of July, Pfizer and BioNTech started trials of new shots that fight multiple COVID strains at once. This is the beginning of the new strategy to generate longer-lasting immune responses.

Even without a COVID surge, state’s largest hospitals suffer multimillion-dollar losses

Mass General Brigham, the state’s largest health system and its largest private employer, reported a $120 million operating loss for the quarter ending in June.

Mass. education leaders finalize updates for local schools as CDC eases school guidance on quarantines and test screenings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's updated COVID-19 guidance for schools drops prevention strategies like quarantine recommendations for people exposed to the virus and routine COVID screening tests in K-12 schools.

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.

CDC drops quarantine, distancing recommendations for COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also said people no longer need to stay at least 6 feet away from others.

How we mourn COVID’s victims

As the death toll of more than 6 million worldwide continues to rise, communities and families are trying to keep up, building memorials as the tragedy is still unfolding, its end not yet written.

New study based on Mass. schools finds masks protected students, staff from COVID-19

A study comparing the experience of Massachusetts schools that maintained masking requirements early this year with those that dropped them has provided new evidence that masks are beneficial in protecting students and staff from COVID-19.

What you need to know about the next generation of COVID vaccines

Despite calls to speed more powerful shots, most say they are still years away.