The virus is circulating, but risk is low at this time. Maine has received a monkeypox vaccine called Jynneos from the federal government, with enough to vaccinate 311 people.
The December incident was the second death in Maine that month involving a resident who slipped out of a facility unsupervised.
Amid the pandemic, more doctors, nurses and others in healthcare received help. The uptick reflects the increase in substance use overall.
Today, our reporters take a look back at their most important stories from the first half of 2022.
Women in their 20’s lose a right that many had taken for granted.
Even as the pandemic seems to ease, the state’s top public health official says the virus could surge again.
Devin Colavecchio signs a document affirming the suspension after being accused of making racist and homophobic remarks to treatment participants.
Two patients wandered out of the facility last year, and one was killed by a truck.
Amid surge in substance use, 20 beds are available for uninsured Mainers to go through monitored withdrawal
‘There’s a lot of people who really want treatment who can’t get into it,’ says the executive director of a treatment facility.
The US total was estimated at 107,622 overdose deaths, an increase of 14.9 percent.
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