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COVID-19

Death toll nears 6 million as pandemic enters its 3rd year

Photo: Patients lie on hospital beds waiting at a temporary holding area outside the Caritas Medical Centre in Hong Kong The official global death toll from COVID-19 is on the verge of eclipsing 6 million — underscoring that the pandemic, now entering its third year, is far from over. The milestone is the latest tragic

Opinion

Opinion: We Need to Avert the Next Public Health Disaster

Years from now, healthcare professionals, economists, public health officials, and policymakers will evaluate the true impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S. and the world. However, here in the present, the pandemic has shone a spotlight on both the negative and positive aspects of our current healthcare system. We confirmed that flaws in our

COVID-19

Virus surge hits New England despite high vaccination rates

Despite having the highest vaccination rates in the country, there are constant reminders for most New England states of just how vicious the delta variant of COVID-19 is. Hospitals across the region are seeing full intensive care units and staff shortages are starting to affect care. Public officials are pleading with the unvaccinated to get

Opinion

Opinion: How To Stimulate the COVID Recovery Without Trillions in New Spending

The COVID recovery is going well, but it could be going better. America’s unemployment rate is already down from double digits to under 6 percent. New weekly jobless claims are down from record levels of more than 3 million at the height of the pandemic to about 400,000. With almost two-thirds of U.S. adults vaccinated,

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