Omicron and its sub-variants spread faster and infect more people. And while omicron may present milder cases for the young and middle-aged, that’s not the case for elderly residents and those with chronic health conditions, experts say.
Author Archives: Sawyer Smook-Pollitt
Feast, festival or parade. It’s time to party again!
Most of the city’s biggest events were canceled the past couple years, but they’re all back, with a few added surprises
Chapman Dickerson, CEO of Bask, talks about the future of cannabis
“I think it [cannabis] hasn’t plateaued yet, and there’s always new people getting into it. … They realize how good it made them feel in college. And they’re like, ‘hey, I want to feel like that again,’ and so they’re exploring it.” — Chapman Dickerson
Nicholas Sullivan looks ahead to a ‘Blue Revolution’ of high-tech fishing
“The consumption of fish over the last 20 or 30 years has been growing much faster than the consumption of meat, partly because people like the idea of lean protein with Omega-three and Omega-six fatty acids. But people want to know where their fish come from, they want to know that it’s sustainable …”
South Coast area colleges changing courses, shifting strategies to boost declining enrollment
Specific majors and departments at area universities are seeing enrollment drop in liberal arts courses as interest shifts to fields that have a more reliable track to the workforce.
Dr. Laurie Santos on students, happiness and COVID-related stress
Sometimes when we experience negative emotion or stress we think that there’s something wrong with us, or that we’re doing something wrong. “But in a really uncertain, anxiety-provoking situation like COVID-19, feeling stressed out and experiencing negative emotion, that’s a normal thing to be going through.”
New Bedford High School students navigate the stresses of COVID-19
“There’s a huge majority of students who are doing fine. … But we have seen an increase in anxiety and depression which are consistent with national trends.” — Kathleen Mackenzie, supervisor of clinical and behavioral services at New Bedford Public Schools