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Ann Enderle R.N. attends to a COVID-19 patient in the Medical Intensive care unit (MICU) at St. Luke's Boise Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Idaho's public health officials say crisis standards of care are "imminent" for the state's most populated region as hospitals in the Boise area continue to be overrun with unvaccinated coronavirus patients. Hospitals in the northern half of the state were given permission to begin rationing care last week.

Idaho rations health care statewide as COVID surge continues

Idaho public health leaders on Thursday expanded health care rationing statewide amid a massive increase in the number of coronavirus patients requiring hospitalization.

From left: Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccine tracker: The latest updates on boosters, variants, and kids

The FDA granted the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine full approval, and federal regulators appear poised to authorize booster shots for the general public in the coming weeks.

A health worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine inside the Discovery Ltd. mass vaccination site at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Third shot: UK to offer COVID booster jabs to over 50s

The booster shots, which will be rolled out beginning next week, were approved a day after the Conservative government also backed plans to offer one vaccine dose to children 12 to 15 years old.

Nicki Minaj.

White House offers Nicki Minaj call to answer vaccine questions

The White House said that they’ve offered such calls with others concerned about the vaccine, part of an aggressive public relations campaign to beat back rampant disinformation about the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness.

A nurse prepares the Moderna coronavirus vaccine at the health center in Lagos, Nigeria.

Moderna says analysis shows COVID vaccine immunity may wane

The analysis, detailed in a news release from Moderna on Wednesday, examined instances where immunized people in the company’s trial still contracted COVID-19 this summer, when the Delta variant was surging.

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A healthcare worker administered a COVID-19 swab test at a testing site at Tropical Park in Miami, Florida, on Aug. 6, 2021.

Maine Senate President Jackson tests positive for COVID-19; White House lays out new global targets in coronavirus pandemic fight

The latest news and guidance on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in New England and beyond.

Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a senior citizen care home in Premnitz, Germany.

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine efficacy erodes over time, supporting booster dose

The decrease in effectiveness is “primarily due to waning of vaccine immune responses over time,” rather than the Delta variant, Pfizer researchers said in a presentation.

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Students enjoyed the warm weather on Brown University's Main Green in August.

The status of COVID-19 at Rhode Island’s colleges and universities

After Brown announced new restrictions, we decided to look at how other campuses are handling the virus.