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Trump administration reverses stance, will no longer hold back second shots of coronavirus vaccine

Washington Post, January 12, 2021
The Trump administration announced sweeping changes to its vaccination rollout on Tuesday, including making all of the coronavirus vaccine supply immediately available, urging states to provide shots to anyone 65 and older and warning states with lagging inoculations that they could lose some of their shots to speedier places. Read more »

Physician and civil rights activist Dr. H. Jack Geiger dies at 95

Today, January 10, 2021
Dr. H. Jack Geiger, who spent his life practicing social medicine and changed what it means to be a physician, has died at age 95. Sunday TODAY's Willie Geist remembers a life well lived. Read more »

Health Commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel on Massachusetts Unique Approach to COVID-19 Vaccine Rollouts

Public Health On Call, January 7, 2021
States are rolling out COVID-19 vaccines to "high risk groups" but theres a lot of nuance in how "high risk" is defined. Read more »

COVID-19 testing remains a challenge. It could get worse as health care providers juggle vaccine rollout

Boston Globe, January 7, 2021
Coronavirus testing throughout Massachusetts continued to be a roller coaster ride through the first days of the new year, marked by high demand, hard-to-come-by appointments, and an average turnaround time that at one point was more than three days. Read more »

Biden chooses Boston Mayor Walsh as Labor secretary

Politico, January 7, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden has picked Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a former top union leader, to serve as his Labor secretary, according to four sources, ending a selection process that split the labor movement and stoked diversity concerns among Democrats. Read more »

Mass. offers Internet access help for unemployed

Boston Globe, January 5, 2021
Massachusetts is offering to help the unemployed find work by providing subsidies for Internet access, and in some cases doling out free equipment. Read more »

Betsy Nabel, Brigham and Women's Hospital CEO, to step down

Boston Business Journal, January 5, 2021
Dr. Betsy Nabel will depart from Brigham and Womens Hospital after 11 years as CEO to take a job at a biotech company. Read more »

Pace Of Coronavirus Vaccination Lags Supply In Mass.

WBUR, January 4, 2021
So far in Massachusetts, the pace of vaccinating residents against COVID-19 is way behind supplies of coronavirus vaccines. Read more »

Pace Of Coronavirus Vaccination Lags Supply In Mass.

WBUR, January 4, 2021
So far in Massachusetts, the pace of vaccinating residents against COVID-19 is way behind supplies of coronavirus vaccines. Read more »