• climate change August 12, 2022 1:52 pm

    Ancient Arctic Anthrax Has Returned, as Climate Change Impacts Spread of Diseases

    Climate change can make diseases stronger, or weaken humans and their ability to fight infections, researchers say. And another consequence of climate change, the melting Arctic permafrost, released ancient frozen bacteria that were frozen for thousands of years. Erik Franklin, professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, joins LX News.

  • coronavirus July 26, 2022 6:48 pm

    New Studies Support Origin Theory That COVID-19 Emerged in the Wild

    Two new studies provide more evidence that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a Wuhan, China market where live animals were sold – further bolstering the theory that the virus emerged in the wild rather than escaping from a Chinese lab.

  • United States July 23, 2022 7:30 pm

    WHO Declares Monkeypox a Global Health Emergency

    The World Health Organization, WHO, on Saturday declared monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern. The designation puts Monkeypox on the same list as other other outbreaks such as, COVID-19, Zika, H1N1 Flu, Polio, and Ebola

  • Massachusetts July 11, 2022 5:38 am

    Little of COVID Funding Spent by Mass. Schools

    Many Massachusetts school districts are still recovering from the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but have yet to spend their portion of the $2.5 billion in federal COVID funds.

  • COVID-19 July 7, 2022 9:29 am

    Pharmacists Can Now Prescribe Drug That Curbs Symptoms Directly to COVID-19 Patients

    The Pfizer pill, Paxlovid, is intended for people with COVID-19 who are more likely to become seriously ill. Previously only doctors could prescribe the drug

  • COVID-19 June 10, 2022 6:23 am

    China Calls COVID ‘Lab Leak' Theory a Lie After WHO Report

    China has attacked the theory that the coronavirus pandemic may have originated as a leak from a Chinese laboratory as a politically motivated lie. The response came after the World Health Organization recommended in its strongest terms yet that a deeper probe is needed into whether a lab accident may be to blame. A Foreign Ministry spokesperson also rejected accusations...

  • COVID-19 June 9, 2022 12:30 pm

    Officials: Millions of COVID-19 Shots Ordered for Youngest

    White House officials say orders have been coming in for COVID-19 vaccine doses for small children. Federal authorization of shots for U.S. kids under 5 is possible next week. The government last week began allowing pharmacies and states to place orders, with 5 million doses initially available. So far, about 1.45 million of the 2.5 million available doses of Pfizer...

  • travel June 8, 2022 8:30 pm

    Pilot Shortage Forcing Airlines to Cut Back on Flights

    A severe shortage of pilots is forcing commercial airlines to cut back on flights. American, for example, has grounded 100 regional jets because it has no one to fly them.  Steve Cunningham and Ryan Horgan run National Flight Simulator. They said there is no quick fix for this. “Upwards to 250,000 pilot shortage so we’re gearing up to do things…

  • travel June 2, 2022 12:56 pm

    International Flights Return to Boston's Logan Airport

    International flights are making a comeback at Boston’s Logan Airport following two years of pandemic disruptions. “It’s coming back,” Massport Director of Aviation Ed Freni said. “It’s not where it was. We’re about a dozen flights less, nonstop flights less than we were in ’19.” Logan will be up to 45 nonstop international flights by this summer. It’s still...

  • travel June 2, 2022 12:57 pm

    International Flights Return to Boston's Logan Airport

    International flights at Logan Airport are making a comeback following two years of pandemic disruptions.

  • Business May 25, 2022 7:40 am

    Supply Chain Shortages Impact Seasonal Businesses in Mass.

    Memorial Day Weekend is just days away and as businesses get ready to kick off the summer season, they’re still struggling with pandemic-related problems. Soc’s Ice Cream, a local shop that’s been around for 43 years, is for the first time barely keeping up the balance between their bottom line and family friendly pricing. Customers are already cooling off...

  • Boston March 29, 2022 11:48 pm

    Outdoor Dining: City Will Offer Hardship Waivers for North End Restaurant Owners

    Over the past two years, restaurants in Boston’s North End have relied on outdoor dining to keep serving their customers and stay open during the ups and downs of the COVID-19 pandemic. But restaurant owners are in the North End are battling with Mayor Michelle Wu over a $7,500 fee, arguing that no other part of Boston is subject to…

  • Pfizer March 17, 2022 4:24 pm

    More Than 30 Companies to Start Making Pfizer's COVID Pill

    The U.N.-backed Medicines Patent Pool says that nearly three dozen companies worldwide will soon start making generic versions of Pfizer’s coronavirus pill

  • renters March 21, 2022 1:44 pm

    How One LA Couple Is Coping With Rent Hikes

    I showed up to meet Marcus Robinson and his girlfriend, Brittney Price, on a weekday afternoon in Los Angeles. They invited me into their home, where they had just signed the lease. They told me it was a challenge to land this place just a few blocks from downtown. Robinson and Price are both freelance artists. Like many, the pandemic…

  • renters March 21, 2022 1:41 pm

    LA Rent Is Among the Least Affordable in the US. How Did This Happen?

    In 2021, rent rose about 14% across the country, the biggest surge in over two years. Of the 10 U.S. cities with the highest average rent, six, including Los Angeles, are in California. NBCLX storyteller Cody Broadways talks to one couple, both artists, who were hit hard by the rent spike and explores potential solutions.

  • coronavirus February 23, 2022 7:12 am

    MGH Study: Pandemic Lockdown May Be Linked to Brain Inflammation

    COVID-19 lockdowns may have triggered brain inflammation even in people who didn’t get infecting with the virus, research from Massachusetts General Hospital shows. The societal and lifestyle disruptions caused by the pandemic may have triggered inflammation in the brain that can affect mental health, according to the study. The impacts manifest as symptoms including fatigue, brain fog and mental distress....

  • Canada February 20, 2022 7:44 pm

    Canada's Protests Settle Down, But Could Echo in Politics

    Canada’s trucker protest, which grew until it closed a handful of Canada-U.S. border posts and shut down key parts of the capital city for weeks, could echo for years in Canadian politics and perhaps south of the border

  • COVID Q&A February 16, 2022 11:18 am

    Has Mass. Closed the Racial Gap for COVID Vaccinations? Here's What Boston Doctors Say

    Massachusetts is closing the racial gap in COVID-19 vaccination rates by some metrics, but there is still more work to be done, Boston doctors say. The Bay State had some success with vaccination in part because coronavirus-related care was made more accessible during the pandemic by meeting people where they’re at. But major disparities continue to have a devastating...

  • COVID Q&A February 10, 2022 11:52 am

    Could This Summer Be Normal Again? Here's What Boston Doctors Say

    With coronavirus metrics trending in the right direction, Boston doctors are hopeful that life will return to some sense of normalcy by the summer, if not sooner. Cases across Massachusetts have dropped by more than 85% since mid-January, prompting some towns and cities to relax safety restrictions. For context, state health officials reported a single-day record on Jan. 5, topping 27,000…

  • COVID Q&A February 9, 2022 12:08 pm

    Boston Doctors Divided on School Mask Mandate

    As coronavirus rates continue to improve, Massachusetts and other states are lifting school mask mandates. Top Boston doctors have differing opinions on whether that’s the right move. The school mask mandate in Massachusetts will expire at the end of the month, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday, which falls in line with other nearby states. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has...

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