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Massachusetts releases COVID-19 vaccination plan – WWLP.com

Health officials are already planning out how a vaccination will be approached within the Commonwealth.

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BOSTON (WWLP) – Health officials are already planning out how a vaccination will be approached within the Commonwealth.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asked states to submit their vaccine distribution plans by November 1.
Massachusetts unveiled a draft version of how they plan to distribute the vaccine on Saturday. According to the draft, the state expects to receive between 20,000 and 60,000 doses of the vaccine in the first phase.
The first phase would prioritize healt…

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986 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Massachusetts, 30 additional deaths – WCVB Boston

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released the latest COVID-19 case numbers for the state.

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BOSTON —The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 986 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 143,927.
There were 17,966 new molecular tests conducted, with an approximately 5.49% daily positive rate.
State health officials also confirmed 30 new COVID-19-related deaths across Massachusetts, bringing the state’s confirmed coronavirus death toll to 9,589.
More than 5.4 million molecular tests for COVID-19 have now been administered in the…

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Study reveals factors that could lead to long-term COVID-19 issues – New York Post

COVID-19 patients who experience at least five symptoms early on are more likely to suffer from lingering issues from the virus, researchers said. Researchers at…

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COVID-19 patients who experience at least five symptoms early on are more likely to suffer from lingering issues from the virus, researchers said.
Researchers at King’s College London published a pre-print paper Wednesday in which they looked at the factors that could determine whether someone will still experience symptoms after they recover from the virus, the BBC reported.
The study — which hasn’t been peer-reviewed — looked at self-reported data from 4,182 users of the COVID Symptom Study app…

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The engines of SARS-CoV-2 spread – Science Magazine

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has spread rapidly across the globe, causing epidemics that range from quickly controlled local outbreaks…

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has spread rapidly across the globe, causing epidemics that range from quickly controlled local outbreaks (such as New Zealand) to large ongoing epidemics infecting millions (such as the United States). A tremendous volume of scientific literature has followed, as has vigorous debate about poorly understood facets of the disease, including the relative importance of various routes of transmission, the roles of asymptomatic and presymptomatic…

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