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Wicked Local

Wicked Local Waltham: Hospitals brace for ‘twindemic’ patient surge, but some families refuse mandated flu shot

October 20, 2020 – "As the health care system continues to work toward treating and mitigating COVID-19, flu vaccination will be a critical tool in our ability to cope with a lack of resources that will almost certainly occur," MMS President Dr. David Rosman said.


MassLive

MassLive: More than 70% of recent positive COVID tests in Massachusetts involve people under 50

October 16, 2020 – "Public health is more than just the number of cases," MMS President Dr. David Rosman said. "It’s people being able to work and thus have consistent housing and being able to have food and being able to keep their kids in school."


Boston 25

Boston 25 News: COVID-19 fear kept many Americans from seeking care

October 7, 2020 – "Those lingering fears should be put aside and people should seek the care that they need," MMS President Dr. David Rosman said. "Hospitals are safe. Your doctor’s offices are safe."


Boston.com

Boston.com: The number of hospitalized coronavirus patients is on the rise in Massachusetts

October 5, 2020 – MMS President Dr. David Rosman warned that a surge in cases has "the potential to overwhelm and deplete our state’s health care resources and imperil the ability to keep children in school."


Boston 25

Boston 25 News: Cape Cod doctor who spent 7 years at Walter Reed knows firsthand the care President Trump received

October 5, 2020 – MMS immediate past president Dr. Maryanne Bombaugh previously served as the division chief of gynecology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.


Boston Globe

Boston Globe: Hospitals digging in for a long winter as coronavirus patients increase

October 4, 2020 – "We have serious concerns regarding daily individual positive test results that have doubled since the summer to approximately 3% and a sharp increase in daily new cases," MMS President Dr. David Rosman said.


WBJ

Worcester Business Journal: Worcester, Framingham remain in highest-risk category as virus cases rise

October 2, 2020 – "Efforts must be made to slow the spread of the virus and avoid an expected surge in cases accompanying a move of many activities back indoors with cooler weather." MMS President Dr. David Rosman said.


WHDH

WHDH: Baker announces transition to Step 2 of Phase 3 for low-risk communities effective Oct. 5

September 29, 2020 – "The combination of flu spreading as well as being indoors and spreading COVID, it really put us at a tenuous space right now," MMS President Dr. David Rosman said.


MMS

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

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.




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