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Nursing Homes Were In Dire Staffing Situation Even Before COVID-19

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Jodee Pineau-Chaisson sits in her office in Springfield, Mass., on Jan. 12. Pineau-Chaisson, a social worker, contracted the coronavirus last May and continues to have symptoms even months after testing negative for the virus. Meredith Nierman/GBH News hide caption

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When Does COVID-19 Become A Disability? 'Long-Haulers' Push For Answers And Benefits

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A sign outside a U.S. Social Security Administration office in Mount Prospect, Ill., in October last year. Closed SSA offices across the country are being blamed for a 30 percent drop in applications for an aid program for the most vulnerable. Nam Y. Huh/AP hide caption

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Huge Drop In Federal Aid For The Poorest Is Blamed On Closed Social Security Offices

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Applications For Aid Program Helping Seniors And People With Disabilities Plunges

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Do People Who Have Long-Term COVID-19 Symptoms Qualify For Disability Benefits?

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A Boston EMS ambulance crew wheels in a patient to MGH from their ambulance in Boston on April 8, 2020. Hospitals brace for a surge in patients. Boston Globe/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Why Young, Healthy Researchers Are Being Vaccinated Before Seniors In Massachusetts

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Massachusetts' Medical Workers Will Get Vaccine Before Elderly Population

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Carlos Reyes, a certified nursing assistant in Massachusetts, says the nursing homes where he works told him he could not get vaccinated because he is a contract worker. He has since tested positive for the coronavirus. Meredith Nierman/GBH hide caption

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Some Health Care Workers Say They Are 'Forgotten' In COVID-19 Vaccination Plans

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For 1 Health Care Worker, Waiting For COVID-19 Vaccine Is A Nightmare

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Arlene Ramirez receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine last week at Northwell Health's Long Island Jewish Valley Stream hospital in New York. Health care workers across the country have started receiving COVID-19 vaccines, but doctors and nurses at some hospitals say vaccine distribution has been chaotic. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Is Not Going Well At 1 Boston Hospital

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Some nursing homes and long-term-care facilities say they're struggling to fill shifts as certified nursing assistants opt for unemployment benefits during the pandemic. SolStock/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Some CNAs Are Staying Home During The Pandemic

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Lela Mae Williams and seven of her nine children on arrival in Hyannis. Frank C. Curtin/AP hide caption

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The Cruel Story Behind The 'Reverse Freedom Rides'

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Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor was convicted in a bribery and kickback scheme that prosecutors said helped fuel the opioid crisis. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Pharmaceutical Executive John Kapoor Sentenced To 66 Months In Prison In Opioid Trial

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