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Should Rhode Island join other states in offering financial or promotional...

Some states almost seem to be competing to see who can offer the best deals or biggest cash prizes to get more people vaccinated...
JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY is requiring all students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 before the upcoming fall semester. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Johnson & Wales University requiring all students to be vaccinated before...

PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University is the latest local college to require all students to be vaccinated before the upcoming fall semester. The university...
MOISES FORTES of Pawtucket receives the COVID-19 vaccine from registered nurse Lenny Cioe recently, while Dr. Cristina Pacheco, chief medical officer for Blackstone Valley Community Health Inc., supervises vaccine administration at Blackstone Valley’s Central Falls location. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I.’s new COVID-19 vaccine strategy will involve family doctors

The R.I. Department of Health is moving to include primary care doctors – the health care professionals with the most intimate knowledge of people’s...

Vaccine mandates not only tool to push workers

A workplace showdown may be brewing over mandating vaccinations. Employers would love the sense of certainty that comes with a vaccinated workforce. Workers can be...
IN GOOD HANDS: Jennifer Beaugh, right, pharmacy supervisor at The Miriam Hospital, hands a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to Dr. Karen Tashima at a clinic at The Miriam. Tashima is overseeing a clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine that hasn’t yet received U.S. government approval.  / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

R.I. plays role in making new COVID-19 vaccines

What seemed like an epic race for an effective COVID-19 vaccine has produced several options that have people rolling up their sleeves across Rhode...

UMass ‘vaccine corps’ needs to be replicated

The U.S. faces one of the most consequential public health campaigns in history right now: to vaccinate the population against COVID-19 and, especially, to...

More money, less problems?

Is your company planning to seek another round of stimulus funding? No: 67% Yes: 17% Unsure: 17% Did your company receive stimulus funding of any kind in 2020? Yes:...

Will vaccine panels work together?

The newly formed House COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force could offer some early insights into how Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the presumptive next House...

‘Herd immunity’ isn’t the answer

Since the start of the pandemic, the term “herd immunity” has spread almost as fast as the corona­virus. But its use is fraught with...

The comforting myths of health care costs

After this season of shopping, we Americans have shown our savvy. We know that steep markdowns are illusory, that the “real” price to the...

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