Scientists look for safety issues during the testing phase and continue their monitoring as shots roll out around the world. So far, the only serious warning to emerge is a rare risk of severe allergic reactions.
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TWO TAKES ON REOPENING: As Massachusetts moves to allow more public activity, the head of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that relaxing restrictions is risky. The CDC’s director, Rochelle Walensky, noted that hospital admissions and COVID-19 deaths remain "v…
As the state prepares to loosen gathering restrictions, restaurants across Berkshire County are eyeing the future with wary optimism.
By tweaking their vaccines, a process that should be easier than coming up with the original shots.
WASHINGTON — The nation got its third vaccine against COVID-19, but because at first glance the Johnson & Johnson shot may not be seen as equal to other options, health officials are girding for the question: Which one is best?
About 950 schools in Massachusetts are administering weekly pooled COVID-19 tests to about 300,000 teachers, students and staff, including at least three Berkshire County districts.
LENOX — By popular demand, Lenox Memorial Middle and High School will offer a brief basketball season until March 19, joining most other public schools in the county that have adopted coronavirus pandemic safety protocols.
THE GOVERNOR’S DILEMMA: On the one hand, Gov. Charlie Baker had plenty of good news to share with legislators when he joined them Thursday to be questioned about his management of the pandemic.
Gov. Charlie Baker took a major step forward Thursday to reopen parts of the state economy that have been shuttered, in some cases, since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, announcing that spectators, in limited numbers, would begin to be welcomed back to stadiums and ballparks next …
BOSTON — Massachusetts lawmakers grilled Gov. Charlie Baker during a virtual oversight hearing Thursday, pressing him on the state's rocky COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan that has frustrated many residents trying to book an appointment for a shot.
JOIN US FOR A LIVE COVID-19 CONVERSATION THURSDAY: I will join two of my colleagues, reporter Francesca Paris and Executive Editor Kevin Moran, for a live conversation at noon Thursday on several streaming channels. We’ll be talking about the current state of COVID-19 in the Berkshires, focu…
The “bots” got the shots.
PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Eagle's Larry Parnass and Francesca Paris will discuss the latest news and updates concerning COVID-19 and the vaccination program in Berkshire County during a livestream broadcast at noon on Thursday.
Adrian Elliot wants Black and Latino county residents, and all people of color in the Berkshires, to know that he thinks the COVID-19 vaccines are “amazing.”