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1/11/2022 I Am Unvaccinated ... Massachusetts-born, Democrat who works in public health still not have a Covid vaccine?I‚Aove been asked this question many times ‚Ai sometimes in good faith and sometimes less so. And each time, I‚Aove struggled to fully satisfy people with my response. So I thought maybe I‚Aod try writing it down.This essay is my attempt to explain my vaccination status as best I can. It‚Aos ...
12/9/2021 When it comes to radicals, it takes one to know one - The Boston Globe Boston Globe ... at all the Senate Republicans who tried to stop Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins from becoming the US attorney for Massachusetts because they think she‚Aos too radical.These are the same people who think ... guns in a culture plagued by mass shootings, and treat public health as if it‚Aos an existential threat to personal liberty.So, if they‚Aore using radical as another word for extremist, who‚Aos ...
12/3/2021 Mayor Wu drafts immediate plan to move people from Mass. and Cass to new housing - The Boston Globe Boston Globe ... Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard.AdvertisementRelated: Wu says city will pause removals of unhoused people at Mass. and Cass Wu‚Aos office would not say whether city officials will forcibly break down the encampments of those who resist leaving, in spite of a recent court ruling that gave the city protection under public health regulations to clear tents from the area.But the goal of the new plans ...
12/2/2021 After the storm: Environmental injustices in Massachusetts’ sewage system ... public health issue that is expensive to fix and one that disproportionately affects marginalized groups, solutions are not prioritized by legislators and engineers. Yet, despite these barriers, there are currently people educating communities about water quality and cleaning up polluted waters.Nathan Sanders, a data scientist and a volunteer member of the Mystic River Water Association (MyRWA) policy committee, has done extensive research on the Massachusetts sewage system, using an ...
11/30/2021 Ambulance staffing shortage frustrating nursing homes, hospitals McKnight's Long Term Care News Long-term care providers are now struggling with a shortage of ambulance operators in addition to their own struggles with finding workers during the ongoing public health crisis.The problem has reared its head in Massachusetts in particular, but not solely, as long-term care providers desperately search for solutions to ensure residents can be safely transported, according to local reports .The state‚Aos emergency services industry has seen the ...
10/19/2021 State Can't Fund New Bedford COVID Clinics Forever [OPINION] ... Massachusetts as a whole with 69 percent of the eligible population fully vaccinated. That is sad for sure, but the time has come for the Commonwealth to pull the plug on the so-called pop-up vaccination clinics held to target individual neighborhoods where residents are less likely to seek vaccination. The New Bedford Light reported the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has ceased funding for the clinics without explanation ...
10/19/2021 Massachusetts‚Äô flu season is starting more active than the past 3 years Flu season is starting more active than the previous three years, as public health officials urge people to get vaccinated as soon as possible. The percent of influenza-like illness visits in Massachusetts was 1.32% during the first week of October, which was the state Department of Public Health‚Aos first weekly flu report of the 2021-22 season. The 1.32% figure is higher than the same week in the previous ...
10/18/2021 Insulet announces board of director changes Insulin delivery technology developer Insulet (NSDQ:PODD) announced today that it appointed Dr. Luciana Borio to its board of directors. Borio joins the board of Acton, Massachusetts‚Aibased Insulet, having served in key roles with the FDA, the National Security Council and the Council on Foreign Relations. She specializes in biodefense and medical countermeasures, emerging infectious diseases, medical product development, and public health emergencies. ‚AuWe are so pleased to welcome ...
10/17/2021 New Research Finds Collaboration and Connection Between Clinicians, Patients and Families is Key to Improving Serious Illness Care and Health Equity Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care issued the following announcement on Oct. 14. 87% of adults say it's important that doctors know their patients' priorities and what is important to them - but people with serious ... Brigham and Women's Hospital; Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; and Chair, Ariadne Labs. "There are many things we need to do differently to dismantle inequities in health care experiences. These data are ...
10/15/2021 Afeyan and Jha discuss mRNA technology in webinar ... board of Moderna and founder and CEO of Flagship Pioneering, joined Ashish Jha, dean of the University‚Aos School of Public Health, in a virtual conversation Thursday afternoon.The two began their conversation by discussing ... the US to earn his PhD in biochemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Afeyan spoke about how most of his work is rooted in his experience as an immigrant and how he didn‚Aot ...
10/11/2021 Are COVID-19's Big Waves Over?, UnVax Pregnancy Danger, World Stats, More ... public health experts caution the unpredictability of the virus suggests another surge could still happen as the country braces for winter ‚Ai which led to skyrocketing cases, deaths and hospitalizations last year. Nicholas Reich, a professor of biostatistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, said declaring there won‚Aot be another major wave after delta ‚Aufeels like‚Au a ‚Aupremature‚Au and ‚Aubold‚Au statement. ‚AuIs there a chance? Sure ...
10/7/2021 Harnessing power of blockchain to give patients control of their data Healthcare IT News ... Massachusetts and Oxford University. Mallory HackettMallory Hackett is an Associate Editor at MobiHealthNews . She is a graduate of Miami University, where she studied journalism and public health. Before joining the team, she interned at McKnight‚Aos Long-Term Care News and McKnight‚Aos Senior Living . She also worked for the Oxford Observer , the local newspaper in the town where she went to college, as a health reporter.Bill Siwicki ...
10/7/2021 Using AI to help manage chronic conditions Healthcare IT News ... Massachusetts and Oxford University. Mallory HackettMallory Hackett is an Associate Editor at MobiHealthNews . She is a graduate of Miami University, where she studied journalism and public health. Before joining the team, she interned at McKnight‚Aos Long-Term Care News and McKnight‚Aos Senior Living . She also worked for the Oxford Observer , the local newspaper in the town where she went to college, as a health reporter.Bill Siwicki ...
10/7/2021 Massachusetts coronavirus breakthrough deaths: 71% had underlying conditions, median age was 82 There have been 254 breakthrough case deaths in the state By Rick Sobey Massachusetts coronavirus breakthrough deaths: 71% had underlying conditions, median age was 82 There have been 254 breakthrough case deaths in the state By Rick Sobey https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/10/04/massachusetts-coronavirus-breakthrough-deaths-71-had-underlying-conditions-median-age-was-82/ New data from the state Department of Public Health continues to show that a significant majority of fully vaccinated people who died after a coronavirus breakthrough infection had underlying conditions ...
10/7/2021 Tennessee proposes health, industry help with pandemic aid ... Financial Stimulus Accountability Group released a proposal Wednesday for American Recovery Plan money with $200 million to replace the State Public Health Laboratory and $129 million to improve local health departments. Another $110 million would ... to shutter Deep River plant, leaders question motives Greenwich police: Massachusetts man charged with attempting to meet up with ‚Aoteen‚Ao for sex Goshen family pens Thanksgiving how-to book in honor of late father ...
10/6/2021 Report: Massachusetts economy faces post-pandemic challenges BOSTON (AP) ‚Ai What the "new normal" of a post-pandemic economy in Massachusetts might look like is the subject of a report released Tuesday by Massachusetts Senate leaders, who argued that just returning to ... of work, digital infrastructure and racial equity to housing, education, public health and transportation and commuting needs. The release of the report comes as lawmakers weigh how best to spend approximately $5 billion in federal ...
10/6/2021 Report details proposals to reshape post-pandemic state ... Massachusetts Post-Pandemic Resiliency has released a report outlining proposals on topics that range from broadband access, housing and public health to caregiving, education and the future of work. ‚AuThis will initiate and have a lot of discussion,‚Au SenatePresident Karen Spilkasaid at a Tuesday press conference. ‚AuThis is a blueprint for both immediate needs and long-term needs.‚Au While Spilka said the report outlines a potential policy future ...
10/5/2021 Chicago Travel Advisory at 47 states, 3 territories CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Department of Public Health removed one state from its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory. The city's COVID-19 quarantine advisory includes 47 states and three territories. The department removed Connecticut from ... Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode ...
10/5/2021 Massachusetts coronavirus breakthrough deaths: 71% had underlying conditions, median age was 82 New data from the state Department of Public Health continues to show that a significant majority of fully vaccinated people who died after a coronavirus breakthrough infection had underlying conditions that made them more likely to have a severe case. The median age of Massachusetts vaccine breakthrough cases who died has been 82.3 years, according to the state Department of Public Health‚Aos figures as of last week. The data ...
10/5/2021 Massachusetts coronavirus breakthrough cases drop for the 2nd straight week Boston Herald More than 3,700 fully vaccinated people in Massachusetts tested positive for the coronavirus last week, a daily average of about 534 people as the rate of breakthrough infections dropped for the second straight week.The ... virus, according to new data from the state Department of Public Health on Tuesday. That‚Aos 0.87% of the more than 4.6 million fully vaxxed people in Massachusetts.The more than 40,000 overall cases is ...
10/5/2021 Massachusetts coronavirus cases increase by 1,184, breakthrough cases go down Boston Herald Massachusetts health officials on Tuesday reported 1,184 new coronavirus cases, as total COVID hospitalizations in the Bay State ticked up and the positive test rate rose.The state Department of Public Health also reported 3,741 breakthrough cases from last week, which was down from 4,378 breakthrough infections during the previous week and 4,568 cases in the week before that.Virus cases had been climbing for months amid the more highly ...
10/4/2021 Massachusetts coronavirus breakthrough deaths: 71% had underlying conditions, median age was 82 Boston Herald New data from the state Department of Public Health continues to show that a significant majority of fully vaccinated people who died after a coronavirus breakthrough infection had underlying conditions that made them more likely to have a severe case.The median age of Massachusetts vaccine breakthrough cases who died has been 82.3 years, according to the state Department of Public Health‚Aos figures as of last week.The data ...
10/4/2021 Supreme Court won‚Äôt rule on Governor Baker's pandemic authority - The Boston Globe Boston Globe ... public health-related orders under the state's Civil Defense Act, which it said was designed to protect the state from foreign invasions, insurrections, and catastrophic events like hurricanes and fires.The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the state's highest court, in December rejected the challenge, brought on behalf of a group including salon owners, pastors and the headmaster of a private school. They accused the Republican governor of exercising ‚Aulegislative police ...
10/2/2021 AG Healey: 2 charged with taking advantage of people getting treatment for substance use ... public health crisis.‚Au ‚AuThis matter illustrates the commitment of all agencies to combat medical billing fraud which affects all citizens,‚Au said Anthony M. DiPaolo, Executive Director of the Insurance Fraud Bureau. ‚AuThe Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts places a high priority on fighting this type of insurance fraud. The collaboration in this matter is unprecedented.‚Au The investigation found that, from March to June of 2016, Hislop ‚Ai ...
10/2/2021 Sweden, Norway Lifting COVID Restrictions Spark Reactions as Pundits Want End to Mandates Newsweek ... Massachusetts now has a higher vaccination rate than Denmark, Norway, Ireland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. It's probably time to ditch masks in schools. https://t.co/do96Mnr5Ux‚Ai Anthony LaMesa (@ajlamesa) September 29, 2021 "These countries understand that learning to live with Covid means no longer obsessing over case numbers and introducing schemes that are an obscene waste of tax payer's money with no obvious public health benefit ...