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THE FIRST SHIPMENT of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine is unpacked at Rhode Island Hospital on Dec. 22. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP./BILL MURPHY

R.I. groups make arguments for vaccine priority

The highly anticipated rollout of the first vaccines for COVID-19 has begun in Rhode Island, but the order of those inoculations is under scrutiny. The...
RHODE ISLAND could have a small batch of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc. on Dec. 11 after the company receives emergency authorization by the FDA, said Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of Brown University's School of Public Health. / COURTESY R.I. CAPITOL TV

Brown virus expert ‘frustrated’ by slow vaccine rollout

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Dr. Ashish K. Jha, the world-renowned expert on the coronavirus pandemic, said he is frustrated by the slow rollout of COVID-19...
CRISIS MANAGER: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has had to make many difficult decisions in 2020 as Rhode Island grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic, and she says the recovery process may be difficult, too. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

‘It’s going to take a while to get back on our...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo started 2020, her sixth year as governor, by outlining her priorities to improve education, affordable housing and job opportunities for...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health said that due to the mild side effects caused by the COVID-19 vaccine, staff members of long-term care facilities should be vaccinated in phases to prevent multiple staff members from not feeling well at once. / AP PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

Should Rhode Island’s communities of color and other residents living in...

Limited distribution of COVID-19 vaccines has begun in Rhode Island, with health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities getting the first vaccinations. But...
LEAD INVESTIGATOR: Vincent Mor, a health services professor at Brown University’s School of Public Health, is overseeing a team of researchers who will be tracking potential side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines on nursing home residents.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Brown researchers to track COVID-19 vaccine effects on elderly

As federal authorities begin the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine nationwide, local public health leaders are developing ways to track potential side effects. Brown University’s School...

Hospital doc receives first COVID-19 vaccine in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE (AP) – A city hospital doctor became the first person in Rhode Island to receive a coronavirus vaccine on Monday. Dr. Christian Arbelaez, a...

Don’t lose edge on vaccines

While state leaders have unnecessarily delayed fiscal 2021 budget decisions, they are thankfully taking aggressive steps in preparing for the eventual availability of a...

Vaccine hopes looking bright

Many are wondering if the race for a vaccine will bear fruit as early as January 2021. Here is why you can be optimistic about...

Fauci: States must move quickly to address COVID-19 upticks

The nation’s top infectious disease expert said in an online interview Friday that he’s “cautiously optimistic” a COVID-19 vaccine could be developed soon, but...
AVE. VENUE: Patrons fill tables outside Ristorante Il Massimo in Federal Hill in Providence as part of the “Al Fresco On The Hill” dining initiative launched in June. / COURTESY FEDERAL HILL COMMERCE ASSOCIATION

Are you comfortable dining out amid the ongoing pandemic?

While some restaurants have closed amid the ongoing pandemic, most are still trying to find creative ways to survive COVID-19's devastating economic effects. Many are...

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