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The Berkshire Eagle sat down this week with Dr. James Lederer of Berkshire Medical Center to discuss COVID-19 trends, the start of the flu season and what people can do to protect their health.
CLAIM: Rifles caused 454 deaths in the United States in 2020, while COVID-19 vaccines caused 20,622 deaths in the United States in 2021.
THE FACTS: The claim that 20,000 people have died from COVID-19 vaccines misrepresents data maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.
They lined up, hoping another shot, or a first, will help end the ongoing tragedy.
The Great Barrington Board of Health on Tuesday strengthened its mask-wearing and social distancing advisory from September to try to curb rising numbers of those who are testing positive for the coronavirus.
Children visited Morningside Community School to get COVID-19 vaccines. Some of the kids were getting their first shot, a few were getting the…
Mandating the shots for children is proving unpopular.
Berkshire County hit a rolling average of 88 new COVID-19 cases per day this week, above last winter's peak of 75 daily cases. This time, though, the surge in cases has not been accompanied by a steep rise in hospitalizations and deaths.
Only a handful of students at Morningside Community School remain out of class after the Thanksgiving break. The majority of the school's coronavirus cases have recovered after an outbreak late last month.
Anticipating that kids between the ages of 5 and 11 could become eligible for vaccination against COVID-19 as soon as early November, the White House said Wednesday it is working closely with states like Massachusetts to be ready to deliver the jabs within days of the go-ahead.
Vaccine shots are going into arms again with the booster rollout — but the rate of Berkshire County residents who are fully vaccinated continu…