Naomi Martin

Naomi Martin covers the politics, business and societal impact of marijuana legalization. A Massachusetts native, Martin joined the Globe in 2018 from The Dallas Morning News, where she was part of a team named a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the July 7 murders of five police officers.

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Dangerous shortages of protective gear persist in Mass. hospitals, clinicians say

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Even as the rate of new coronavirus cases has ebbed across Massachusetts, medical workers say they still face shortages of gear to protect themselves, their families, and their patients.

New normal for hospitals: Reconfigured spaces, staggered appointments, and COVID tests for admitted patients

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Hospitals are trying to safely ramp back up non-COVID operations while still caring for some COVID patients and trying to keep enough beds open for another surge of infections. Patients are fearful.

Federal government can put ‘foot on the accelerator’ with respect to treatments, vaccines, Baker says

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Governor Charlie Baker said Friday that he had spoken to US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar about the importance of the federal government in speeding the development of vaccines and treatments for the deadly coronavirus.

Inside the calculus of coronavirus risk: Everyday interactions bring about agonizing decisions

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As we emerge from lockdowns and a wave of coronavirus infections that has killed 7,353 in Massachusetts, many previously mundane activities make us pause. What time should I go to the grocery store? Can I see friends and family? Can we shake hands or hug?