What you need to know about planning travel right now

 (CNN) — New year, new outlook, new travel plans. Now’s the time when many people are typically mapping out the year’s getaways around school calendarsRead More

Minnesota AG sues COVID-19 testing providers for allegedly faking or failing to deliver results

(CNN) — Minnesota’s attorney general is suing a company and its associated clinical lab, claiming they failed to deliver Covid-19 test results or delivered untimelyRead More

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Prior infection, vaccines provide best protection from COVID

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study in two states that compares coronavirus protection from prior infection and vaccination concludes getting the shots is stillRead More

Baker announces first-in-the-nation initiative that will make rapid COVID-19 tests available to child care programs

BOSTON (WHDH) – Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday announced that rapid COVID-19 antigen tests will me made available to child care programs statewide as MassachusettsRead More

Mass. House passes bill to address COVID supply struggle

All 159 members of the Massachusetts House voted Wednesday afternoon to pass a $55 million COVID-19 response bill, keeping it on track to clear theRead More

Biden says nation weary from COVID, but US in a better place

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden acknowledged Wednesday that the pandemic has left Americans exhausted and demoralized but insisted at a news conference marking hisRead More

Mass. health officials report more than 14K new COVID-19 cases, 199 additional deaths with 16 percent positivity rate

Massachusetts health officials on Wednesday reported 14,567 new COVID-19 cases and 199 additional deaths as the statewide positivity rate dipped slightly to 16.70 percent. Wednesday’sRead More

Why is it better to wear an N95 than a cloth mask right now?

NEW YORK (AP) — Why is it better to wear an N95 than a cloth mask right now? Health experts suggest stepping up protection againstRead More

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Pelosi says Democrats are considering adding COVID-19 relief to larger bill

(CNN) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Wednesday that Democrats are considering adding Covid-19 relief to the larger government funding bill, which couldRead More

Vaccination protects against COVID-19 hospitalization significantly more than prior infection, CDC study finds

(CNN) — Both vaccination and prior infection help protect against new Covid-19 infections, but vaccination protects against hospitalization significantly more than natural immunity from priorRead More