Posted inHealth, State Government

Healey walking back vaccine mandate for state workers

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE SOME OF THE LAST vestiges of the COVID-19 emergency declaration will end in May when Gov. Maura Healey will lift the modified public health emergency and walk back a vaccine mandate for tens of thousands of executive branch workers. The Healey administration announced Wednesday it will end the public health emergency […]

Posted inOpinion

Public health is at a crossroads

This article was originally published in Harvard Public Health. NOW ENTERING the fourth year of a historic pandemic, the US public health system is at a crossroads. COVID-19 has exposed major weaknesses in our defenses against infectious diseases. Pre-pandemic, the US was thought to be the country best prepared to manage an infectious disease outbreak; […]