Tonix CEO Dr. Seth Lederman said he thinks his company’s live virus platform could offer the long-lasting, transmission-blocking protection against COVID-19 that the mRNA vaccines so far haven’t been able to.
COVID is changing, and it can still be a killer
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.
Grandparents, co-workers, family and friends were lost to the pandemic
“He was very strong. He was very protective. He kind of marched to the beat of his own drum sometimes …” — Bethany Arguin, daughter of retired New Bedford firefighter Robert Russell Nobrega
Cluster of cases at New Bedford health center points to speed of new COVID variant
New daily COVID cases have been rising in the city after sharply declining from early January and remaining mostly steady through March. The state Department of Public Health reported a total of 127 new cases in New Bedford from April 20-25.
Free bowling and Buttonwood Zoo admission at some New Bedford vaccine clinics
The city’s vaccination level is still below 60%, and daily case numbers have risen in April.
New Bedford’s schedule for free COVID tests from April 17 to May 5
Project Beacon will be open for its normal hours on Easter Sunday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Bedford Regional Airport.
State health officials report ‘overcount’ of Mass. COVID deaths
The Baker administration will begin using a new public health surveillance definition next week, narrowing the time between a confirmed diagnosis and a death required for the fatality to be attributed to COVID-19.
New Bedford ends its vaccination or testing mandate for city employees
City workers will no longer be required to submit proof of vaccination. And those who had chosen the option of producing weekly negative test results will no longer be required to do so.
Federal COVID-19 aid brings hope to mayors across America, survey finds
Mayor Mitchell has proposed spending $18 million on arts, culture and hospitality; $13 million for neighborhood stabilization and housing; $11 million for enhancement to open space; and significant sums on other investments.
New Bedford walk-up and by-appointment testing clinics set for February vacation week
For rapid tests, the federal government is offering free at-home test kits online, at COVIDtests.gov. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-home COVID-19 tests.