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.

Wendy was one of several speakers last week at an event at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Stowe who shared stories of homelessness and housing insecurity, stories as diverse as the people telling them.

Hospitals, understaffed and reeling from one long shift that seems to have lasted years, began to fill again. As they reached out for help to fill holes in staffing, the cost to hire a traveling nurse skyrocketed.

The town of Stowe will use its $1.3 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to pay for normal town operations, rather than give it back to taxpayers, donate some for a homeless shelter or save it for a rainy day.

Vermont Everyone Eats, the COVID-19 recovery program that provided Vermonters affected by the pandemic with restaurant-made meals using local ingredients, will continue through July 1.

The South Burlington city ordinance requiring face masks in public buildings — and semi-requiring them in businesses — has lapsed into eternal rest. Probably. Barring the Omicron variant’s deadlier cousin.

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TUESDAY, May 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccination against the virus that causes most cervical cancers has spurred a widespread reduction of infections among young Americans — including those who are unvaccinated, a new government study finds.

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TUESDAY, May 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The manufacture and sale of products known as crib bumpers and sleep incliners — linked with more than 200 infant deaths in the United States — will be banned under a new law signed by President Joe Biden.

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TUESDAY, May 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Dogs' ultra-sensitive noses can detect illegal drugs and even cancer, and a new study suggests they may also be able to sniff out COVID-19 in airline passengers.

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MONDAY, May 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- During omicron predominance, the estimated vaccine effectiveness (VE) of the BNT162b2 two-dose vaccination among children and adolescents was modest and decreased rapidly, according to a study published online May 13 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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