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By adamg - 6/19/20 - 9:00 am

WBUR reports on efforts by Black residents at Mass. General, Brigham and Women's and Boston Medical Center to boost both minority employment and do more about health disparities between white and minority patients.

By adamg - 6/10/20 - 9:11 am

WBUR reports on a study of 300 Covid-19 cases treated at Massachusetts General for which researchers were able to track their origins.

MacInnis’ data show that by the end of February, the coronavirus had already invaded Greater Boston multiple times from several different sources.

By adamg - 5/18/20 - 9:20 am

Dr. Robin Schoenthaler, an oncologist at Mass. General, files her latest report from the front line: Things are getting better, even if very slowly, MGH has reduced the number of ICU beds and begun re-opening operating rooms for non-Covid-19 patients. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/20 - 10:56 am

The city and Massachusetts General Hospital today released results from the recent random Covid-19 testing in East Boston, Roslindale and part of Dorchester: 9.9% of the people tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies - and that roughly 1 in 40 people with no symptoms were currently infected with the virus and so potentially infectious themselves. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/20 - 12:14 pm

Boston and Massachusetts General Hospital said today they've begun recruiting 1,000 people in East Boston, Roslindale and in 02121 and 02125 for antibody testing that might help show just how widespread the virus is in those communities. Read more.

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By adamg - 4/19/20 - 9:22 pm
Charts showing rapid rise in both Covid-19 cases and deaths in Massachusetts and Boston.

Total cases and deaths. State in blue; Boston in red.

With more than 38,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases- and with more than 130 people a day dying from the virus (146 reported today), Massachusetts is now into its expected surge that Gov. Baker had been warning us about. Even the White House is paying attention to us now. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/20 - 7:57 pm

Forbes interviews Dr. Lucy Li, an anesthesia resident at Mass. General, about what happened one night earlier this pandemic after she left work and a man ran across the street and began screaming epithets at her and and blaming her for coronavirus - and continuing to follow her until she finally ducked into a store that happened to be open.

By adamg - 4/10/20 - 12:01 am
Racial, ethnic makeup of Boston Covid-19 patients - blacks make up 40%

Boston today released preliminary Covid-19 data that show some 40% of the patients are black, even though blacks make up only 23% of the city population. Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/20 - 9:47 pm

The Harvard Gazette interviews Paul Biddinger, medical director for emergency preparedness at Partners Healthcare, which owns both Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's hospitals, who says that while the volume of patients continues to increase, we may no longer be heading toward a hospital collapse of the sort seen in Italy: Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/20 - 7:07 pm

CommonWealth continues an ongoing discussion with a Mass. General emergency-room doctor: Patients for whom there is no longer hope are allowed to have a family member with them; the hospital now has about four times as many Latino patients as usual due to Covid-19; and about a third of all patients at the hospital are now there because of Covid-19. Also more than 200 hospital staffers have tested positive.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 9:14 am

NBC Boston reports both Brigham and Women's and Mass. General each reported more than 40 Covid-19 diagnoses among its workers, while Boston Medical Center reported 15.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 2:10 pm

Cambridge Health Alliance is seeking donations of N95 and paper masks, paper protective gowns and protective goggles and glasses. Read more.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 10:37 am

WBUR reports Mass. General now has five patients with Covid-19 in its ICU and another 70 suspected cases in patients doing well enough to not need intensive care.

The Dorchester Reporter reports Carney Hospital is now banning all visitors - and has shut its Dunkin' Donuts - as it transitions to an all-coronavirus facility.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 9:31 am

The doctor reports man folks have offered to loan him a bike, but he's had his 2007 Dahon for 13 years and he likes it back and besides, it's basically held together with duct tape and would be near worthless on the open market. He adds: Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 10:29 am

Brigham and Women's Hospital and Mass. General have issued a plea to researchers who might have the instruments and components they would need to begin producing Covid-19 test kits: Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/20 - 9:30 am

Officials at Partners HealthCare - which includes MGH, Brigham and Women's and McLean Hospital - yesterday directed their large research staffs to begin shutting down their labs to keep people away from each other, and told them to expect the labs to stay shut for up to eight weeks. Researchers working on Covid-19, however, will be allowed to continue their lab work. Read more.

By Irma la Douce - 3/13/20 - 4:23 pm

For at least the next three weeks, no dates set for rescheduling. (Source: call from one of the surgery depts cancelling a follow-up appt.)

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 9:46 am

Hillary Diane reports what happened when she went to the Mass. General emergency room yesterday with flu-like symptoms and she was brought up to the hospital's Covid-19 clinic and then tested negative on a flu test: Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 10:11 pm
Tello

Dr. Monique Aurora Tello, a primary-care physician at Mass. General, reported today from the MGH emergency room:

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