Business Leader of the Year: Dickson led the region through the pandemic

Kevin Tabb, MD (CEO, BILH) spoke about how he, Dr. Eric Dickson, President and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, and their major-hospital counterparts in Massachusetts have held regular calls throughout the pandemic to help coordinate care or check in on whether others were dealing with similar issues they might be able to share insight on.

Fauci Says Three-Feet Social Distancing May Suffice To Reopen Schools

Responding to a new study by BIDMC researchers, Dr. Anthony Fauci said three feet of social distancing may indeed be enough to safely reopen schools and that new guidance on the issue should be coming soon from the CDC.

Four Surprising Ways COVID Changed the World a Year Into the Pandemic

Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) who led the vaccine development collaboration between Johnson & Johnson and BIDMC noted how fast vaccine development can proceed when there is a true global emergency and sufficient resources.

Study concludes: Little difference in COVID-19 positivity rates between schools practicing 3 or 6 feet of social distancing

In a study led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) physician-researchers, including Polly van den Berg, MD (Infectious Diseases, BIDMC) and Westyn Branch-Elliman, MD, MMSc (Infectious Diseases, BIDMC), the research team found no substantial difference in the number of cases of COVID-19 among either students or staff in school districts that implemented a distancing policy of three feet versus six feet between students.

3 feet, or 6? Study of Massachusetts schools finds reduced spacing between students can be safe in class

Researchers, including physicians from BIDMC, collected information from hundreds of Massachusetts school districts over 16 weeks to examine whether COVID-19 is more likely to be transmitted if students are seated closely together. The team found no substantial difference in the number of cases of COVID-19 among either students or staff in school districts that implemented a distancing policy of three feet versus six feet between students.

As Massachusetts prepares for final phase of reopening, businesses warn recovery ‘is not going to be flicking a switch’

As Massachusetts prepares for final phase of reopening, businesses warn recovery 'is not going to be flicking a switch'

How approval of Johnson & Johnson’s ‘one and done’ COVID-19 vaccine could change Canada’s vaccination game

How approval of Johnson & Johnson's 'one and done' COVID-19 vaccine could change Canada's vaccination game

Mass. Residents find other paths to secure COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Mass. Residents find other paths to secure COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Transcript: The Path Forward: Vaccines with Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky

Transcript: The Path Forward: Vaccines with Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky