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It seems like hardly anyone still cares about COVID. Does it matter?

Doctors differ on the question, with some saying long COVID remains a significant risk, while others say that concern is overblown.

Does it seem like everyone you know is getting sick recently? Here’s why, and what to do about it.

Offices and classrooms have been marked by sickness-related absences, coughs, sneezes, and runny noses. But after four years of COVID, doctors say we have tools for managing that.

Coronavirus levels in Boston-area waste water have surged to second-highest point since pandemic began

The levels are about 10 times higher than the most recent low in early November, and higher than at any point since January 2022.

What should you do if you develop COVID? Take our quiz.

Stay up to date on the latest guidance for testing, isolation, and leaving isolation.

This year’s COVID surge may just be starting. Here are four ways to protect yourself.

While some on the front lines say they are seeing more COVID infections now than at this time last year, most say hospitalizations have still not reached last year’s levels.


Coronavirus levels rising in R.I. wastewater

“It’s telling us that COVID has not left us,” Dr. Pablo Rodriguez said. “It’s still with us, and the new variants are definitely creating a spike in new infections.”

Evidence mounts that future vaccines should be inhaled

Growing evidence suggests that vaccines delivered by nasal spray or inhaler would block infections.

Some hospitals resume mask requirements as respiratory infections rise

Dana-Farber, UMass and Beth Israel are among the hospitals that have resumed masking requirements.