This page contains all of the Vermont Community Newspaper Group’s coverage of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Your local guide to the global outbreak.

Last week, the Biden administration announced the reopening of the Canadian land border for non-essential, fully vaccinated travelers on Nov. 8, allowing Canadian visitors to return to the United States.

A Burlington area man who made possible threats toward the distribution process for the COVID-19 vaccine shots in Vermont last year has struck a plea deal that will apparently allow him to avoid federal prison.

The American Rescue Plan Act, passed in March 2021, earmarked $76.6 million for Vermont’s local governments, and another $121.2 million for county government.

Despite less fanfare surrounding release of a coronavirus booster vaccine compared to last spring’s anxious countdown, state medical experts and local doctors are still encouraging eligible folks to sign up for their shot.

I am writing concerning the COVID-19 vaccine. Some factors prevent some people from taking the vaccine, whether allergies, no immune system or because it is against their religious beliefs.

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The number of kids riding school buses in South Burlington seems to be back to pre-pandemic levels — most adults and teens are vaccinated and the promise of a shot for youngsters is within reach.

As another ski season looms, travel and quarantine requirements have fallen by the wayside while a renewed wave of COVID-19 surges, but Stowe’s hospitality industry has largely been left alone by the state to craft its own vaccination protocols and other protections for employees and guests.

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High-profile doctors spreading Covid-19 disinformation collectively reach millions of Americans, and a dangerous number of people believe their falsehoods. CNN speaks to one of these doctors and counters each incorrect statement with the truth. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

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The CDC is currently evaluating a "test-to-stay" method in schools, where a student who may have been exposed to Covid-19 can continue to attend school in person instead of quarantining at home, as long as they test negative. CNN's Jacqueline Howard has more.

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Health officials worry that anti-vaccine activists will seize upon Colin Powell's death to make the claim that vaccines don't work. They might ask, "If you can still die after being vaccinated for Covid-19, what's the point of getting the vaccine?" CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen offers answers.

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A patient in dire need of a kidney transplant was told that if she and her donor refuse the Covid vaccine, she will be denied the procedure. Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains that vaccines help survival rates.

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A few days after his COVID-19 hospitalization, William "Wild Bill" Hansel believed he heard a fellow patient, to his right, weeping shortly before he died.

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