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Baker Defends Decision to Sidestep Local Disaster Planning for COVID Vaccines

Rep. William Driscoll co-chairs the COVID-19 Committee's oversight hearing Tuesday with the aid of a landline telephone, while Gov. Charlie Baker answers questions virtually from the panel of lawmakers. [Screenshot]

Digging into why the Baker administration opted not to embrace years of local disaster planning when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, one member of a legislative panel probing the vaccine rollout, Sen. Julian Cyr, said what he heard Tuesday from the administration and local health officials sounded like "a tale of two public healths."

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Latest COVID-19 Figures in Mass.

Data as of 5 p.m. Tuesday.
New Confirmed Cases1,848
Total Confirmed Cases821,150
Total Deaths19,214
Full Vaccinations4,813,177

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