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The COVID-19 public health emergency ends May 11. What happens then?
Despite the uncertainty, it’s clear that ending the public health emergency after nearly three years will bring about a host of changes. Here’s a look at a few of them.
US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans
Health officials want to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the annual flu shot.
Charts: These are the COVID-19 metrics to watch now
As Massachusetts battles another COVID-19 surge, it’s a good time to look at the state of the coronavirus outbreak locally.
Coronavirus levels rise sharply in Eastern Mass. waste water
Virus levels detected in both the northern and southern sections of the MWRA system rose to their highest points in months, with levels nearly doubling since the end of November.
What we know about XBB, the new dominant COVID variant in New England
A new coronavirus variant dubbed XBB has swiftly become the dominant form of COVID-19 spreading in the Northeast, jumping from about 35 percent of cases during the week ending Dec. 17 to just over half last week, according to CDC data.
Coronavirus waste water numbers continue to creep up ahead of holidays
Levels of coronavirus in Boston-area waste water have crept up ahead of the Christmas holiday, a reminder that three years into the pandemic, COVID-19 continues circulating in Massachusetts.
Free, mail-order COVID tests are back. Here’s how to get them and when to use them.
With waste water numbers climbing again, experts urge families to test before gathering for the holidays.
Paxlovid lowered COVID hospitalizations, deaths in vaccinated adults over 50, Mass General Brigham study says
Paxlovid, the drug used to treat COVID-19 infections, reduced hospitalizations and death in a highly vaccinated population of adults over the age of 50 by 44 percent, according to a new study from Mass General Brigham researchers.