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President Biden Announces New Actions to Protect Americans Against the Delta and Omicron Variants as We Battle COVID- 19 this Winter

whitehouse.gov, December 2, 2021
Today, President Biden will announce new actions to combat COVID-19 as the United States heads into the winter months and with the emergence of a new variant, Omicron. Read more »

Saluting a hero, Dorchesters Jim Hunt Jr.

dotnews.com, December 1, 2021
Several hundred people turned out on Nov. 18 to salute one of Dorchesters most celebrated leaders of the last half-century: Jim Hunt, Jr., who officially retired this year as executive director of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. Read more »

Why does the coronavirus keep mutating? Experts explain how Omicron and other variants emerge

bostonglobe.com, December 1, 2021
Scientists are working to learn more about a new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, that was first detected in South Africa, setting out to discover how transmissible it is, whether the vaccines that are currently available are effective against it, and other answers as much is still unknown about the strain. Read more »

Statements by HHS Leaders Commemorating World AIDS Day on December 1, 2021

hhs.gov, December 1, 2021
Observed annually on December 1, this day is dedicated to people across the world uniting in the response to HIV, including people with and at risk for HIV, and to reflect on those who have died from AIDS-related illness. Read more »