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“Is it possible the coronavirus is beginning to loosen its deadly grip on Massachusetts?”

That’s the question The Boston Globe asks and tries to answer in a story published on its website Thursday afternoon. Coronavirus deaths and cases are declining as the number of Massachusetts residents who have been fully vaccinated increases. The trends are giving researchers reasons to be cautiously optimistic.

“In the absence of vaccines, that surge that we saw that is subsiding would have just continued to go up,” Samuel Scarpino, an epidemiologist at Northeastern University, told the newspaper.

See full article here.