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Eagle Tribune

Eagle-Tribune: Doctors want access to COVID-19 vaccines

March 3, 2020 – "Primary care physicians are the most trusted source of medical care, yet, paradoxically, most patients cannot get their vaccine through their primary care physician’s office," a coalition of groups, including the MMS, wrote to Gov. Charlie Baker.

To read the full Eagle-Tribune story, click here.

Boston Business Journal

Boston Business Journal: Health care’s post-pandemic future: 'There has to be a better way’

February 26, 2021 – "During the time of COVID, inequity has increased," MMS President Dr. David Rosman said. "We don't get to despair about the lack of success, but realize we need to be more persistent... A lot of the work in the next legislative session can move things forward."

To read the full Boston Business Journal story, click here.

NBC Boston

NBC Boston: How some Mass. schools are prepping for a possible Feb. vacation COVID surge

February 22, 2021 – "What we want to make sure is coming back from school vacation isn’t the turning point where the numbers go back up," MMS President Dr. David Rosman said.

To read the full NBC Boston story, click here.

Boston Globe

Boston Globe: Thousands of Mass. hospital workers have been sickened with COVID since the start of the pandemic

February 21, 2020 – "As front-liners, we can do everything right but still be exposed because we’re exposed at work, which we simply can’t avoid," MMS President Dr. David Rosman said. "Being in health care at this time has meant placing yourself at risk of COVID."

To read the full Boston Globe article, click here.

Barnstable Patriot

Barnstable Patriot: Barnstable District Medical Society names Stephanie Prior as 2020 Community Clinician

February 17, 2021 – "Dr. Stephanie Prior, a board-certified family practice physician, has been selected as the Barnstable District Medical Society’s 2020 Community Clinician of the Year, an award recognizing her professionalism and contributions as a physician.

To read the full Barnstable Patriot story, click here. Docs decry Massachusetts plan changing vaccination focus

February 13, 2021 – "People have a trusting relationship with their doctor, and when their doctor says, 'This is safe and as soon as my family is eligible I will get it for them,' then patients are more willing (to get vaccinated)," MMS President Dr. David Rosman said.

To read the full story, click here.


WBUR: Hospitals fume as Governor shifts coronavirus vaccine strategy

February 12, 2021 – When vaccine supply increases and the state allows hospitals to resume booking new patients, the MMS will continue to urge Governor Baker to send vials to independent physician practices, not just hospital-based doctors.

To read the full WBUR story, click here.

U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report: Bay Area cities go to war over gas stoves in homes and restaurants

February 10, 2021 – "This is not really out in the general public. It's not out among providers," Dr. Heather Alker, Chair of the MMS Committee on Environmental and Occupational Health, said of the negative health impacts of gas stoves.

To read the full U.S. News & World Report story, click here. Mass. doctors declare racism a public health crisis, launch initiative to combat it

February 5, 2021 – "The Massachusetts Medical Society views health care as an inalienable human right, and for far too long injustice and racism in myriad forms has interfered with that right," MMS President Dr. David Rosman said.

To read the full story, click here.

Boston Herald

Boston Herald: Feds need to ramp up vaccine supply, says Massachusetts Medical Society president

February 3, 2021 – "The state is ready to give out shots," MMS President Dr. David Rosman said. "We need the federal government to step up with its supply."

To read the full Boston Herald story, click here.


WWLP: Nearly a year later, understanding the pandemic and vaccine distribution

January 28, 2021 – "We've got good science," MMS President Dr. David Rosman said. "My physician wife and I have both taken the vaccine and... we advise our friends, our colleagues, and I advise all of you, that I would do the same when given the opportunity."

To watch the full WWLP segment, click here.


WHDH: Mass. residents with compromised immune systems growing frustrated as they await word on COVID-19 vaccinations

January 22, 2021 – "We have had a deficiency in getting the vaccine from the federal government, getting enough doses out to the states, and getting enough resources to make sure that we can distribute as quickly as possible," MMS President Dr. David Rosman said.

To watch the full WHDH segment, click here.

Boston Herald

Boston Herald: Coronavirus vaccine: Hospitals throwing out extra doses is a ‘sin’

January 11, 2021 – "Although prioritization is appropriate and a good way to approach it, if a vaccine is about to be wasted, finding a willing arm is absolutely the right thing to do," MMS President Dr. David Rosman said.

To read the full Boston Herald story, click here.

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