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Massachusetts Medical Society Video

September 24, 2020 – In this educational video, MMS President Dr. David Rosman talks about different aspects of COVID-19 safety, such as symptoms, testing, precautions, and what to do if you or a family member are sick.


WBUR: Get a flu shot before the end of October, Mass. Medical Society urges

September 17, 2020 – "There are only so many ICU beds and we want to make sure we preserve them as best needed," MMS President Dr. David Rosman said.

Boston Globe

Boston Globe: Should you send your child back to school? The expert consensus leans toward 'yes,' with caveats

September 13, 2020 – The MMS said it supported "the safe and equitable return of as many students, teachers, and support staff as possible to in-person school settings."


MassLive: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to hear arguments on Gov. Charlie Baker’s COVID-19 executive orders

September 11, 2020 – The MMS and others argued in an amicus brief that the coronavirus pandemic counts as a "disaster" and "catastrophe" as it has strained the state’s health care system, killing thousands in its path.


Massachusetts Medical Society Virtual Town Hall Member Forum

September 9, 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.

MetroWest Daily News

MetroWest Daily News: Families of high school athletes face a decision: Should their children suit up during the coronavirus pandemic?

August 30, 2020 – MMS Vice Chairwoman of the Committee on Student Health and Sports Medicine Dr. Mary Beth Miotto said the decision to postpone football to February is a "wise decision for the time being," because more public health data is needed.

Lowell Sun

Lowell Sun: Our frontline heroes deserve better

August 23, 2020 – "Passing the Pandemic Production Act now – before another catastrophic spike in coronavirus cases – is imperative to preventing the additional loss of life," write Congresswoman Lori Trahan and MMS President Dr. David Rosman.


Eagle-Tribune: Race for vaccine raises ethical dilemmas

August 23, 2020 – "We need to make sure that the trials are done in an ethical way, and that there’s diversity in who is getting it," said MMS President Dr. David Rosman. Boston athletes filmed a PSA urging sports fans to wear masks

August 19, 2020 – In an effort to encourage people to wear masks as a protocol to prevent the spread of COVID-19, New England sports figures teamed up with the MMS for a #MaskUp video.

Boston Globe

Boston Globe: Insurers, hospitals at odds in telehealth debate on Beacon Hill

August 17, 2020 – MMS President Dr. David Rosman said doctors still need to pay bills – rent, utilities, staffing – regardless of whether they are seeing many of their patients virtually.

Boston Globe

Boston Globe: Baker slows Mass. Reopening process, tightening restrictions on gatherings and restaurants

August 7, 2020 – "Things are moving in the wrong direction," said MMS President Dr. David Rosman, adding that Governor Charlie Baker is now "taking new steps to turn that back around."

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