A strategic step back

Faced with a second wave of COVID cases, the region’s two top health systems have instituted a partial cutback of elective surgeries to free up beds and staff.

Frontline fatigue

Area health care workers are battling a devastating increase in COVID-19 cases—and mounting burnout after eight months under siege by the virus.

Antibodies and me

Serology tests that focus on the immune system’s response to COVID can identify who has had the virus and might help answer key questions about survivors’ immunity against reinfection. But for someone who tests positive, much uncertainty remains.