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    Wear Orange: Mass General Recognizes Gun Violence Awareness Day

    This Friday, June 4, Massachusetts General Hospital staff are invited to wear orange in recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Day. The national event honors the victims of gun violence, shows support for the gun safety movement and calls attention to gun violence as a major medical and public health crisis.

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    Inpatient Care Recommendations

    The Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital is collecting and curating information to help clinical professionals stay up to date during the COVID-19 crisis with Inpatient Care Recommendations.

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    Vaccine-induced antibodies may be less effective against several new SARS-CoV-2 variants

    In a study recently published in Cell, Ragon Core Member Alejandro Balazs, PhD, found that the neutralizing antibodies induced by the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines were significantly less effective against the variants first described in Brazil/Japan and South Africa. Balazs’s team used their experience measuring HIV neutralizing antibodies to create similar assays for COVID-19, comparing how well the antibodies worked against the original strain versus the new variants.

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    The Show Must Go On—Safely

    When Boston began to take COVID-19 pandemic precautions last year, the Boston Lyric Opera had just opened a production of Bellini’s Norma. Closing a production that had been years in the making was a financial and emotional blow to the creative professionals involved. In May 2020, artistic director Esther Nelson turned to a longtime friend of the nonprofit organization to help them determine whether the season could go on despite the fact that traditional performances were out of the question.

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