• coronavirus July 12, 2022 6:09 am

    Experts Concerned About Growing Summer COVID Surge

    Infectious disease experts are worried that the fastest-spreading COVID-19 subvariants yet — the two latest versions of omicron — could drive a new wave of infections.

  • COVID Q&A March 15, 2022 11:58 am

    COVID Q&A: Top Boston Doctors Talk Deltacron, 4th Vaccine Dose

    Top Boston doctors talked about a new “Deltacron” variant, rising cases in Europe and Asia and whether a fourth vaccine dose is really necessary on NBC10 Boston’s weekly “COVID Q&A” series.

  • COVID Q&A January 25, 2022 11:02 am

    COVID Q&A: Top Boston Doctors Talk New Omicron Subvariant, Next Steps Post-Surge Peak

    Top Boston doctors talk about next steps now that the omicron surge has peaked, the new omicron subvariant BA.2, variant-specific vaccines, natural immunity and masks in schools on NBC10 Boston’s weekly “COVID Q&A” series.

  • COVID Q&A January 14, 2022 11:48 am

    What We Can Learn From a RI Hospital's COVID Outbreak — Could It Happen in Mass.?

    A Rhode Island hospital is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak among patients after it asked staff who had tested positive, but were asymptomatic, to come in due to a staffing shortage. Massachusetts hospitals have been struggling with staffing shortages for months, while the latest omicron-driven surge has prompted “astronomical” case numbers. And new rules are in place allowing hospitals that…

  • COVID Q&A January 13, 2022 1:13 pm

    When Will We Reach Herd Immunity? Boston Doctors Explain

    About 85% of the population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts, while the latest surge has prompted “astronomical” case numbers. With both vaccination-induced and natural antibodies, are we any closer to reaching herd immunity? Three top Boston doctors answered that question during NBC10 Boston’s weekly “COVID Q&A” series Tuesday. Massachusetts’ COVID metrics have been spiking...

  • COVID Q&A January 12, 2022 12:10 pm

    ‘More COVID Than Ever Before': Boston Doctors Stunned by Surge

    The coronavirus metrics in Massachusetts have reached levels not thought possible by top Boston doctors in the latest surge. “Case numbers are astronomical. I never — I have to admit, I never thought we could see something like this in a post vaccination era,” said Dr. Shira Doron of Tufts Medical Center. “And the cases that we do know about…

  • coronavirus January 13, 2022 9:12 am

    Experts Hopeful Mass. Will Reach Omicron Peak Soon

    Top Boston doctors are hopeful that the daily COVID-19 case count will begin to decline in Massachusetts in the next week or two, then drop dramatically.

  • coronavirus January 12, 2022 11:45 am

    Is the Omicron Surge Peaking? Here's What Boston Doctors Say

    Top Boston doctors are hopeful that the daily COVID-19 case count will begin to decline in Massachusetts in the next week or two, then drop dramatically. The estimation is based on a number of different data and prediction models, including Boston’s wastewater COVID-19 tracking. Tufts Medical Center’s Epidemiologist Dr. Shira Doron pointed to the latest wastewater data during NBC10...

  • coronavirus December 27, 2021 5:09 am

    Mass. on Pace to Hit 1M Confirmed COVID Cases This Week

    The number of coronavirus cases being reported in Massachusetts has been rocketing up every day, and it’s heading toward a major milestone: 1 million confirmed cases. The Department of Public Health has reported 980,055 COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth between the start of the pandemic and Friday, the most recent day data was available. The pace of new cases has…

  • COVID Q&A December 15, 2021 1:45 pm

    Here's What Boston Doctors Think of Baker's Strategy to Slow COVID Surge

    As coronavirus cases continue to surge in Massachusetts, strategy from local leadership appears to center around masks, testing, boosting vaccination rates and freeing up space in hospitals. Cities and towns across Massachusetts began receiving free, rapid COVID-19 tests this week as part of Gov. Charlie Baker’s new strategy to control the spread of the virus this holiday season. When...

  • COVID Q&A November 26, 2021 1:57 pm

    Stuffed and Stuffy? COVID Symptoms to Look Out for After Thanksgiving

    Experts are predicting a winter surge in coronavirus cases — particularly after more people get together to celebrate the holiday season. In fact, COVID hospitalizations are already on the rise. Massachusetts health officials on Wednesday reported the highest number of hospitalized patients since the beginning of March. Meanwhile, hospitals across the state are struggle with bed and staffing shortages, an…

  • coronavirus November 24, 2021 2:02 pm

    NH Averaging 1,000 COVID Cases a Day. Here's What Officials Are Doing About It

    New Hampshire has been averaging nearly 1,000 new COVID-19 infections per day in recent weeks. And as of Tuesday, 350 people were hospitalized, surpassing the record set last winter and contributing to longer wait times in emergency departments and delays in treatment for other conditions. Gov. Chris Sununu announced three steps he is taking in an effort to address the…

  • Vermont November 16, 2021 7:11 pm

    Vermont, Long a Beacon in COVID-19 Fight, Grapples With Surge in Cases

    Vermont was long the envy of the nation for its low number of COVID cases, but has seen a recent reversal of fortunes on that front. Vermont’s health commissioner on Tuesday reminded residents that “the pandemic isn’t over yet,” part of a presentation from members of the Scott administration that aimed to keep attention focused on the seriousness of...

  • coronavirus November 16, 2021 6:59 pm

    New COVID Surge in Vermont, Long One of Healthiest States Amid Pandemic

    Vermont’s health commissioner reminded the state “the pandemic isn’t over yet” Tuesday, as part of a presentation from members of the Scott administration that aimed to keep attention focused on the seriousness of COVID-19 and steps people can take to reduce infections.

  • COVID Q&A November 17, 2021 7:33 am

    COVID Q&A: Top Boston Doctors Talk Booster Shots, Winter Surge and Holidays

    Three top Boston doctors talk about booster side effects and whether the shot is really necessary, explain what to do if you’ve been exposed and offer holiday guidance as experts warn of a winter surge on NBC10 Boston’s weekly “COVID Q&A” series.

  • coronavirus November 12, 2021 11:20 pm

    Experts Warn of Winter Surge as COVID Cases Rise in Mass.

    Experts are warning of a surge in coronavirus cases this winter as data shows the number of infections continues to rise. With the colder winter months nearly upon us, doctors are monitoring COVID case numbers closely to try to avoid a repeat of last year. “We expect that uptick, but we are cautious and very vigilant to those cases and…

  • coronavirus July 16, 2021 7:36 pm

    Is Surging COVID a Real Worry? Why Mass. Doctors Are Concerned, Not Alarmed

    As Massachusetts starts to see a small uptick in COVID infections and cases start to spike in other parts of the United States, many are wondering if there is reason to be concerned. NBC10 Boston asked several public health experts to weigh in on whether or not residents should start taking precautions.

  • COVID-19 March 15, 2021 1:39 pm

    CDC Warns of Europe COVID-19 Surges Amid Spring Break Travel in the US

    The director of the CDC, Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, issued a warning to Americans on Monday. “We have seen footage of people enjoying spring break festivities maskless,” she said. “Equally concerning are the resurgences we are now seeing in some European countries, countries that have had strikingly similar surges during the pandemic as the United States.”

  • coronavirus December 28, 2020 2:48 pm

    When Could a Post-Holiday COVID Surge Arrive in Mass.?

    As Christmas celebrations wind down and preparations for New Year’s Eve begin, new restrictions have taken effect in Massachusetts that aim to curb a new spike in holiday-related COVID-19 cases. But when would evidence of that surge likely appear? Thanksgiving, which inspired the new restrictions, may offer a sense.

  • coronavirus December 3, 2020 1:59 pm

    Boston Seeing ‘Significant Uptick' in COVID Cases, Says a Concerned Mayor Walsh

    Boston’s days of falling coronavirus rates appear to over, at least for now, and Mayor Marty Walsh says he’s concerned that the latest numbers may indicate a greater surge in cases than the city saw in the spring. The city has reported more than 400 coronavirus cases for two straight days, “a significant uptick, quite honestly,” from what it...

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