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Nancy Rose, who contracted COVID-19 in 2021 and continues to exhibit long-haul symptoms including brain fog and memory difficulties, pauses while organizing her desk space, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, in Port Jefferson, N.Y.

More than 1 in 5 adult COVID survivors in US may develop long COVID, CDC study suggests

The researchers identified post-COVID health problems in many different organ systems, including the heart, lungs, and kidneys.

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Paxlovid is an oral antiviral pill that can be taken at home to help keep high-risk patients from getting so sick that they need to be hospitalized.

R.I. will be the first in the nation to open a test-to-treat COVID-19 clinic

Residents will be able to take a COVID-19 test and immediately see a provider to determine if they’re eligible for a free prescription for Paxlovid.

Healthcare workers give a child a booster shot of the pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Paul Harris School in Santiago, Chile, Friday, May 13, 2022.

People who rebound with COVID-19 after Paxlovid may be highly contagious, new studies suggest

The findings come as federal regulators issued a warning about Paxlovid rebounds.

Massachusetts waste water was tested at the Deer Island treatment plant and was found to have lower levels of the deadly coronavirus than in past weeks, which signaled the possibility of an end to the recent wave of COVID-19 in the state.

In encouraging sign, levels of coronavirus in Eastern Mass. waste water have dipped in recent days

Is it just a blip or the beginning of a much-anticipated trend? The levels of coronavirus detected in Eastern Massachusetts waste water have turned downward in recent days.

A Harvard professor and researcher said, due to new studies by Boston-area institutions and researchers, that these findings could increase hopes of a "pan-coronavirus vaccine" in the future.

3 new Boston-area studies look at immune system response to the virus that causes COVID-19

Three new studies led by researchers from Boston-area institutions have delved further into how the body's immune system responds to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Boxes of KN95 protective masks.

Providence Public Schools will mask up starting Tuesday

The rise in COVID-19 cases has led to a new mask requirement at Providence Public Schools starting on Tuesday.

Ilana Diener holds her son, Hudson, 3, during an appointment for a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine trial in Commack, N.Y. on Nov. 30, 2021.

What’s next for COVID-19 vaccines for US children under 5

A few steps remain before the shots are available. Health officials and their expert panels must first decide they are safe enough and provide enough protection to authorize them.

A woman wearing a face mask crossed Broad Street in November 2020, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia reinstates mask mandate in schools

The superintendent of the Philadelphia School District announced Friday that “all school district students and staff will be required to wear their masks during the school and work day and while riding on school buses and vans” until further notice.