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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.