Mark Arsenault

Mark Arsenault covers casino development and gambling issues for The Boston Globe. He joined the newspaper in 2010 in the Washington, D.C., bureau, where he covered national politics and the U.S. Congress. He has worked at newspapers in New England since 1989, including 10 years at The Providence Journal.

Latest stories

Mass. death rate seems to be climbing, but it’s not the full picture

By , Globe Staff

The case fatality rate of 6.5 percent seems alarmingly high, but experts say it overstates the coronavirus pandemic’s lethality.

Are we now coming down from the coronavirus plateau?

By and , Globe Staff

The latest trends in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations lead to cautious optimism among the state’s hospital chiefs and epidemiologists.

Is there a stigma to dying of coronavirus?

By , Globe Staff

While some families openly acknowledge that a loved one has died from the coronavirus pandemic, others fear the negative associations of the disease.

Five weeks after social distancing began, Mass. COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases remain high. Why so little improvement?

By , Globe Staff

Epidemiologists say significant drops in metrics may take time, but people’s behavior makes a difference, too.