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CAMPAIGN WORKER: Jane Barrows, founder of Lyme Newport, says awareness efforts about tick-borne infections have taken on new importance in the COVID-19 era because similar symptoms could lead to misdiagnosis. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Is COVID ‘bias’ hindering Lyme disease detection?

Jane Barrows’ troubles with Lyme disease began with a strange mark on her thigh. In 2008, she was doing some landscaping while wearing a bathing...
THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND announced Wednesday that it recommends universal mask wearing in schools, regardless of vaccination status. / AP FILE PHOTO/ROGELIO V. SOLIS

Do you agree with the state’s recommendation for universal mask use...

The state on July 28 said it is recommending universal mask use within K-12 school settings, regardless of vaccination status, when the new school...

R.I. recommending universal mask wearing in schools

PROVIDENCE – With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Rhode Island, the state on Wednesday said it is recommending universal mask use within school...

Should vaccinated people mask up with COVID-19 cases rising?

Should vaccinated people mask up with COVID-19 cases rising? It depends on your situation, but masking in public can provide another layer of protection and...

Federal eviction moratorium extended 90 days

PROVIDENCE – Housing advocates are evaluating how the 90-day extension of the federal eviction moratorium will impact residential tenants in Rhode Island. On March 30,...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY reaffirmed its plans to have a fully in-person campus experience in the fall. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant University reaffirms plans to have fully in-person return in the...

SMITHFIELD – Bryant University announced Friday it reaffirmed its plans for students to return to campus for a fully in-person fall semester, with classes...

President Joe Biden extends eviction and foreclosure moratoriums

PROVIDENCE – In his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders, including one that extends an existing moratorium...

Mass. identifies 1st virus variant case

Massachusetts health officials have announced the state's first case of the more infectious coronavirus variant first found in the United Kingdom. A Boston woman who...

Amid pandemic, can we find more nurses?

With a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases this fall and hospitals nearing capacity, health care workers nationwide are scrambling to save lives – at...
HEAVY DUTY: Melaku Gebermariam uses an electrostatic sprayer to disinfect the inside of a Delta Airlines jet between flights on July 22, at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va. / AP FILE PHOTO/NATHAN ELLGREN

Air travel reshaped as carriers struggle with pandemic

In a bid to survive, airlines are desperately trying to convince a wary public that measures such as mandatory face masks and hospital-grade air...
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