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There has been extensive media attention over the past week devoted to mixing of COVID-19 vaccines and booster injections. As expected, those individuals in test trials that received a mix of vaccine types or additional shots have shown no adverse events. The vaccines are safe and interchang…

While Vermont enjoys an 80 percent vaccination rate and very few cases of COVID-19 compared to earlier this year, the Delta variant, known also as B1.617.2, which was first identified in India, is showing up all over Europe. For instance, 59.5 percent of eligible people in the United Kingdom…

There were six new cases of COVID-19 reported in Vermont on Friday. Chittenden and Windsor counties had two each, while Bennington and Windham counties each had one. The state’s cumulative total since the start of the pandemic is now 24,392.

After several days in the low risk category, Bennington County is once again rated as medium risk for COVID-19 transmission, with the average number of daily new cases per 100,000 residents for the past two weeks rising to 1.2, the nonprofit Covid ActNow reported Thursday. An infection rate …

Caledonia, Rutland, Windsor and Windham counties are the only counties in Vermont still rated at medium risk for COVID-19 transmission by the nonprofit Covid Act Now. The rest of the state, including Bennington County, is in the low-risk category.

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Bennington County finally broke into the low-risk category on Wednesday, the nonprofit Covid ActNow reported. The average number of daily new cases per 100,000 residents for the past two weeks has fallen to zero, while an infection rate of 0.88 shows that the number of current cases is decre…

Major public health crises, like the COVID-19 pandemic, inflict a lot of damage. The lives lost and interrupted by this disease have exacted a terrible cost. If there is an unseen benefit of the pandemic, I hope it is that we have learned some important lessons about infectious diseases. Per…

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There were eight new cases of COVID-19 reported in Vermont on Tuesday. Caledonia County had three, Chittenden County had two, and Addison, Rutland and Windsor Counties each had one. The state’s cumulative total since the start of the pandemic is now 24,339.

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The Department of Health announced Friday afternoon that the state’s vaccination rate has hit 79.8, putting Vermont on the verge of lifting all remaining coronavirus restrictions. According to the state, an additional 1,367 Vermonters must get their first doses to hit the 80-percent mark.

The vaccination rate for Vermonters age 12 and up has crept up to 79.4, the state reported Tuesday. That’s an increase of two-tenths of a percentage point from Monday, and six-tenths from the 80-percent mark that will trigger the lifting of all remaining coronavirus restrictions. The state e…

The vaccination rate for Vermonters age 12 and up has inched up to 79.2, the state reported Monday. That’s an increase of six-tenths of a percentage point from Friday, and eight-tenths from the 80-percent mark that will trigger the lifting of all remaining coronavirus restrictions. The state…

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