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Administration Announces Initial Steps for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

The Baker Administration today announced allocation and distribution plans for the first round of COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Massachusetts set to begin around December 15. The state’s first shipment of 59,475 doses of the Pfizer vaccine was ordered from the federal government this past Friday and will be delivered directly to 21 hospitals across eight…

LMC & SBC Cedar Congratulate Mid-Cape Home Centers on 125 Years in Business

President Jack Stevenson, Lumber Buyer Jim Baker, VP of Sales Dale Simmons, and Owner Jeff Plank pictured with the SBC Sawblade and LMC award. For 125 years, Mid-Cape Home Centers, a building materials and home improvement company, has been serving Cape Cod, the Islands, & the South Shore of Massachusetts. From one lumber yard on…

Massachusetts Restaurants, Workers Need Coronavirus Relief Now

The Boston Herald – Armageddon is looming on the horizon for Bay State eateries hit hard by the pandemic. Already barely hanging on after the spring shutdowns, outdoor dining and third-party delivery services have allowed some restaurants to at least slow down the bleeding enough to limp into the winter under deep capacity restrictions and byzantine…

Build Public Trust in the Vaccine

BostonGlobe.com – The coronavirus is the enemy in this pandemic, but as we move toward government approval of vaccines, the virus has several allies: conspiracy theories, deep-seated distrust of government, and scientifically unfounded fear of immunizations. That’s why, as the Food and Drug Administration considers emergency use authorization for vaccines from pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna,…

First Novel Coronavirus Vaccines Could Happen this Week

BostonHerald.com – The first coronavirus vaccine doses could get administered in the U.S. later this week if the vaccine is approved by the feds on Thursday, the chief adviser to Operation Warp Speed said Sunday. Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is heading in front of the Food and Drug Administration for an emergency use authorization. “The first vaccine shipment…

Administration Submits Initial Vaccine Order

MassLive.com – The Baker Administration submitted the commonwealth’s initial vaccine order to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The federal government allocated Massachusetts 59,475 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for this first shipment that is part of 300,000 doses that the CDC is expected to send to Massachusetts by the end of December.…

Elective Surgeries Curtailed, Testing Sites Expanded

State House News – With Thanksgiving celebrations being blamed for the “rapid increase” in COVID-19 infections over the past week, Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday announced an expansion of free testing and said hospitals beginning Friday would “curtail” inpatient elective procedures that can be safely postponed to free up bed space and staff. Baker also…

WeNeedaVacation.com “Who Needs a Vacation?” Giveaway!

WeNeedaVacation.com launched the “Who Needs a Vacation?” giveaway contest! The pandemic has created a challenging year for all of us. In an effort to express our heartfelt gratitude for the hard and selfless work by many people, we invite you to nominate a friend or family member “Who Needs a Vacation” – a healthcare worker, frontline essential…