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MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS CAN SPEND DAY, EVEN WEEKS, WAITING FOR A BED IN PSYCHIATRIC WARDS

According to the state's Executive Office of Health and Human Services, boarding for psychiatric beds among children and adults has...

EMOTIONS RAN HIGH DURING A STATE HEARING ON MASS.' VACCINE ROLLOUT. HERE ARE 3 TAKEAWAYS

The recurring theme in each of these discussions were the technical problems people experienced trying to sign up for vaccine appointments....

 
 
 

BAKER TESTIFIES ABOUT VACCINE ROLLOUT SNAGS ON BEACON HILL

WBUR health reporter Angus Chen joined Morning Edition to unpack the hearing's highlights.

AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE SPECIALIST DISCUSSES BAKER'S PLANS TO FURTHER REOPEN MASS

Dr. David Hamer, a professor at Boston University's School of Medicine specializing in infectious disease, joined WBUR's Morning Edition...

 
 
 

BOSTON TO ROLL OUT MOBILE VACCINE CLINICS

Boston Health and Human Services Chief Marty Martinez said the clinics aim to first target city-run homes for seniors and people with...

CAPE COD GETTING VACCINATION SITE FOR OLDER RESIDENTS

The clinic at Cape Cod Community College in Barnstable is expected to dispense 4,000 doses next week, Michael Lauf, president and CEO...

 
 
 

WHAT WENT WRONG WITH THE 'TINY NONPROFIT' BEHIND THE STATE'S BELEAGUERED VACCINE SITE

A tiny nonprofit transformed its software to manage COVID vaccine appointments in 27 states. The program, PrepMod, is now under a microscope.

SOME HOSPITALS RESUMING NEW COVID-19 VACCINATIONS AS SUPPLY INCREASES

Gov. Charlie Baker had shifted deliveries of vaccines to mass vaccination sites, pharmacies and community health centers saying he...

 
 
 

WHAT WENT WRONG WITH THE MASS. VACCINE WEBSITE - AND WHAT'S BEING DONE ABOUT IT

The system for signing up for the coronavirus vaccine in Massachusetts has had its share of problems and left countless people looking...

CHELSEA, MASS. AND CENTRAL FALLS, R.I.: 2 HARD-HIT CITIES, 2 DIVERGING FATES IN VACCINE ROLLOUT

Rhode Island has opened up vaccinations to all Central Fall residents 18 or older. City officials say they're on pace to inoculate...

 
 
 

HUMAN TESTING BEGINS ON SPRINGTIME LYME DISEASE SHOT DEVELOPED IN MASS

The shot is first being tested in Nebraska rather than Massachusetts to be sure the antibodies in subjects come from the injection...

EVEN AS U.S. SURPASSES A HALF MILLION DEATHS, COVID CASES ARE ON THE DECLINE

Bill Hanage, an associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, joined WBUR's Morning Edition to...

 
 
 

VACCINATION SCHEDULING VENDOR BILLED FOR $500,000

The Maryland-based software company whose technology played a role in the state's COVID-19 vaccine scheduling system fiasco last week...

2 MORE MEGA VACCINATION SITES OPENING IN MASSACHUSETTS

The state already has mass vaccination sites at Gillette Stadium, Fenway Park, the DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers, and the Eastfield Mall...

 
 
 

'VACCINE REDLINING': MASSACHUSETTS' CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TALK ABOUT VACCINE ACCESS

After about a full year of the coronavirus crisis, data has gradually revealed what many predicted would happen: people of color, as...

AFTER UNCERTAINTY, MASS. SAYS 135,000 VACCINE DOSES HAVE ARRIVED AND APPOINTMENTS CAN BE KEPT

On Thursday, Gov. Charlie Baker said the wintery weather across the south was threatening to delay part of the state's weekly vaccine...

 
 
 

WEEKLY VACCINE SHIPMENT TO MASSACHUSETTS PARTIALLY DELAYED

At least some of the vaccine doses already allotted to Massachusetts this week will not arrive here until Monday, and the state's COVID-19...

RAGE QUIT: MASS. RESIDENTS FURIOUS OVER STATE'S FAULTY VACCINE WEBSITES

An estimated million Massachusetts residents had been waiting patiently for their turn to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This morning,...

 
 
 

6 HOURS AND 6 MINUTES: BOB OAKES ON DELAYS AND 'DELIRIUM' SIGNING UP FOR A VACCINE SLOT

Stepping away. English breakfast tea. Remembering the woodpecker. How Morning Edition host Bob Oakes kept it together enough to keep...

DO I QUALIFY? VACCINE CONFUSION FOR PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS

As Massachusetts makes vaccines available for residents with two or more medical conditions that put them at risk of a severe case...

 
 
 



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City win 20th straight game to lead Premier League by 13 points

Manchester City won their 20th straight game in all competitions while a farcical refereeing incident and two missed penalties helped West Brom secure a win. Read more ...

The movement that gives older Australians a voice in aged care reform

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Laurie Hernandez Blows Us All Away With a Hamilton Floor Routine After a 4.5...

Laurie Hernandez Blows Us All Away With a Hamilton Floor Routine After a 4.5 Year Hiatus

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‘Appalling refereeing': England fume about controversial decisions in defeat...

England coach Eddie Jones refused to comment but French whistleblower Pascal Gauzere was in the spotlight as debate raged about two debatable calls in Wales' Six Nations win. Read more ...

Albanese says Morrison must make call on cabinet minister accused of rape

The Labor leader says the Prime Minister is responsible for whether the minister should step aside and whether the government should initiate an inquiry into the allegations. Read more ...

Saturday Stories: Vaccines Will Work, The Vaccine Whisperer Hilda Bastian...

Saturday Stories: Vaccines Will Work, The Vaccine Whisperer Hilda Bastian, And The Secret Life of SARs-CoV2

Angela L. Rasmussen, in the New York Times, explains how yes, the vaccines will work to stop the spread. Julia Belluz, in Vox, interviews the inimitable Hilda Bastian, the... Read more ...

Victoria records zero new cases of coronavirus, as NZ locked down again

Victoria has recorded zero new cases of coronavirus. Meanwhile, across the Tasman, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a seven-day lockdown of Auckland... Read more ...

Bear spray suspected as cause of officer's riot death in Capitol riots

Investigators probing the death of a US Capitol Police officer killed in the January 6 riot have zeroed in on a suspect seen on video appearing to spray a chemical substance on... Read more ...

Charles stops funding Harry and Meghan's mail office

The joy of receiving a note from a member of the royal family, in response to a card or a letter, has long been keenly felt across the globe but well-wishers for Harry and... Read more ...