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Boston Medical Center news, features, and physicians in local and national media.


Coronavirus Disrupts Illegal Drug Supply in U.S., DEA Official Says

The Wall Street Journal – April 16, 2020

Clinical addiction expert, Dr. Alexander Walley weighs in on the current supply-chain disruption of illicit drugs caused by social-distancing and border closures, and what this could mean for people with substance use disorder.


Coronavirus FAQ: Herd Immunity, COVID-19 Recovery Period, Social Distancing

WBUR – April 9, 2020

“It’s a moving target and the range is all over the place.” BMC's infectious diseases specialist, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia answers questions for listeners on the variation of symptoms and recovery time that people with COVID-19 are experiencing, while shedding light on the meaning of herd immunity and antibody therapy.

Boston Braces For 'The Surge'

WGBH – April 8, 2020

Emergency room physician, Dr. Jon Santiago highlights the challenges that medical institutions are facing during this pandemic, while requesting people continue to socially distance, and to keep looking forward because, “ultimately, we’re going to get out of this."

As Coronavirus Cases Surge in City’s Safety-Net Hospital, Four Out of 10 Cases are Now Related to Pandemic

The Boston Globe – April 7, 2020

Chief medical officer, Dr. Ravin Davidoff discusses the current state of COVID-19 in Boston, shedding light on some risk factors for serious cases of the virus and the innovation being used to increase capacity at BMC.

Conflicting Reports on Potential COVID-19 Drug

NBC 10 – April 7, 2020

Infectious diseases expert, Dr. David Hamer explains the research behind the malaria drugs being used to treat symptoms of COVID-19, and why studies are showing conflicting reports around the world.

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