We know that being vaccinated against COVID-19 decreases risk of hospitalization and death, even with our most recent variant, Omicron.  But data is increasingly showing this effect on the broader population level. The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram analysis compared highly vaccinated coastal counties Cumberland, Lincoln and Sagadahoc with three counties that are not, Somerset, […]

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is rightfully all over the news as it quickly becomes the predominant strain of the virus worldwide due to its higher infectivity. Delta is estimated to be 50% more infective than the predominant strain of COVID-19, which was already 50% more infective than the original strain. What this means is […]

Vaccine breakthrough cases are expected. COVID-19 vaccines are effective and are a critical tool to bring the pandemic under control. However, no vaccines are 100% effective at preventing illness. There will be a small percentage of people who are fully vaccinated who still get sick, are hospitalized, or die from COVID-19. A recent CDC report […]

“I expect 10 times the number of positive tests coming into camp this year over last year,” a top doctor predicts. “Yes, camp can open. Here’s how.” By Jennifer Wolff, Campenings Such was the rallying cry last year of Laura Blaisdell, MD — pediatrician, public health expert, and medical director at Camp Winnebago in Fayette, […]