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WCVB: Gov. Baker visits Pfizer to discuss vaccine work

July 30, 2020 – "People seem to think that perhaps there is magic to being outside and that if you’re outside you don’t need a mask, and it’s simply not true," MMS President Dr. David Rosman said.

Cape Cod Times

Cape Cod Times: Cape health departments struggle with enforcing local, state COVID-19 regulations

July 29, 2020 – "People need to do the right thing," MMS President Dr. David Rosman said. "They can’t have these parties. They have to wear masks."

Boston Globe

Boston Globe: Doctors uneasy about uptick in state coronavirus cases

July 27, 2020 – "We need to decide, as a community, how much we value being able to reopen schools. If that is a high priority, as I think it should be, we need to make sacrifices around that." said MMS President Dr. David Rosman.


WCVB: Another COVID-19 cluster identified: 13 patients, 23 employees at Baystate Medical Center

July 27, 2020 – "We should respond sooner rather than later," MMS President Dr. David Rosman said about preventing another wave of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. "I’d rather be too early in our response than too late."

 CommonWealth Magazine

CommonWealth Magazine: Telehealth is burgeoning, but how to pay for it?

July 24, 2020 – "At least for the foreseeable future, we’re dealing with a situation where telehealth is incredibly important, specifically in reducing health care inequity, " MMS President Dr. David Rosman said.


WHDH: Top MA doctor warns PPE shortage could happen again

July 21, 2020 – "Back to the old, fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me," said MMS President Dr. David Rosman. "The equipment needs to be there first, it needs to be there preemptively."

The Appeal

The Briefing: The public health crisis of racism in America

July 17, 2020 – "If you think about the people who are living in majority Black communities, they are three times higher rate of COVID, six times higher rate of COVID death, and both of those numbers are incredibly appalling," said MMS President Dr. David Rosman.


WGBH: The coronavirus pandemic could change the way America pays for health care

July 7, 2020 – "(If practices close) there may be no one on the Cape who is able to open their practice to them. So, they will lose access. And it will be incredibly problematic," MMS immediate past president Dr. Maryanne Bombaugh said.

Mass Medical

Massachusetts Medical Society Virtual Town Hall Member Forum

June 30, 2020 – MMS hosted a one-hour Virtual Town Hall Member Forum for members to engage with the medical society's leadership and subject-matter experts to ask questions on the topic of COVID-19 and vulnerable populations.


WBUR: Providers urge state to stock up on PPE for second wave

June 30, 2020 – "For medical practices right now, PPE is the utilities and although it's not what the state has done in the past, it's an important one," MMS President Dr. David Rosman said.

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