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  • March 14, 2021 - WCVB Channel 5

    The COVID-19 field hospital inside Worcester's DCU Center is preparing to go into hibernation.

    UMass Memorial Medical Health Care, which runs the field hospital, has been preparing to discharge the COVID-19 patients who are still recovering at the facility since Wednesday.

  • March 12, 2021 - WCVB Channel 5

    Dr. Robert Finberg, of UMass Medical School, answers questions about vaccine supply and distribution.

  • March 12, 2021 - Spectrum 1 News

    It was a press briefing a year ago on Sunday which started it all.

    In an interview March 14, 2020, City Manager Ed Augustus said, "Things are literally changing by the hour. We're continuing to monitor those situations, guidance from the state and federal government, as well as folks who are being tested."

    The City had just confirmed it's first case of coronavirus. Thousands would follow in Worcester, millions worldwide.

  • March 12, 2021 - Telegram & Gazette

    Esther Haidas, a phlebotomist in the outpatient lab at UMass Memorial Medical Center - Memorial Campus, was bombarded with email updates about the coronavirus the week before the shutdown. Soon COVID-19 became a part of everyone's vocabulary.

  • March 11, 2021 - Boston 25 News

    Many people have spent the last year working from home, but as more COVID-19 vaccines get into people’s arms, employers are preparing to bring back staff to the workplace.

    “I think employers, from what I’m seeing, they’re not in any rush. They want to do it delicately,” said Eva Sadej, the CEO of Medbar, a group that is helping employers plan and implement strategies to safely bring people back to the office.

  • March 11, 2021 - Telegram & Gazette

    There was a time when it was possible for the average resident to not know anyone who died from, or even came down with, the COVID-19 virus. 

    Not anymore. Few of us remain who don't know someone who simply had to isolate for a few weeks with mild symptoms, or someone who spent time in the hospital, or someone who had it with no symptoms at all. Or someone who died. A grandparent. A cousin. An in-law. 

  • March 11, 2021 - Mass Live

    As new weekly coronavirus cases saw a “small uptick” in Worcester, city officials announced the senior center vaccination would be closing by the end of the month.

    City Manager Edward Augustus Jr. announced during the weekly COVID briefing that the senior center, which began vaccinating residents on Jan. 11, would administer its final doses on March 30.

  • February 26, 2021 - Mass Live

    Officials from UMass Memorial Health Care and community leaders from Worcester are poised to answer questions about health equity and the COVID-19 vaccine during a forum Thursday morning.

    The virtual forum, moderated by MassLive reporter Melissa Hanson, is being live-streamed from the UMass Memorial Facebook page at 11 a.m.

  • February 25, 2021 - New York Times

    The serious lower leg injuries Tiger Woods sustained in a car crash on Tuesday typically lead to a long and perilous recovery, calling into question his ability to play professional golf again, according to medical experts who have treated similar injuries.

    Athletes with severe leg injuries thought to doom their careers have managed to come back — the quarterback Alex Smith returned to playing football last season after a gruesome leg break, and the golfer Ben Hogan returned decades ago after a car accident.

  • February 24, 2021 - Mass Live

    Central Massachusetts residents who have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine program will be able to get answers Thursday during a health equity forum being live-streamed by UMass Memorial Health Care.

  • February 24, 2021 - Mass Live

    Across Massachusetts, hospitals are seeing a dramatic decline in the number of COVID-19 patients as more and more residents get vaccinated and cases plummet.

  • February 24, 2021 - Spectrum News

    UMass Memorial Health's Mobile Vaccination team paid a visit to Worcester's Boys and Girls Club on Wednesday.

    They vaccinated nearly 40 individuals.

    Staff also visited homes of people who were unable to visit the site.

    It's part of UMass Memorial's effort to reach underserved neighborhoods.

  • February 23, 2021 - NBC 10 Boston

    Testing has always been the first line of defense in the fight against COVID-19. And experts agree that even if the latest surge in Massachusetts has eased, that’s still the case.

    “The numbers are decreasing and people are feeling safer, but this is when we need to test further,” said Dr. Kedardespande of the Metro West Medical Center in Framingham.

  • February 23, 2021 - Community Advocate

    Marlborough – If all goes according to plan, Marlborough will soon have a state vaccination site open for not only the city’s residents, but all Massachusetts citizens.

  • February 23, 2021 - Mass Live

    Dozens of people streamed through the revolving doors at the entrance of the Remillard Family Pavillion last week. Others opted for an open, more traditional doorway, just to the right to enter one of the buildings on the campus of UMass Memorial Health Care’s during the morning pedestrian commute to the hospital. 

    Like moths to light, regardless of which entrance, they converged near a woman behind a sheet of plexiglass, who offered a mask to anyone that walked by.

  • February 21, 2021 - Boston Globe

    They’ve been on the front lines of the pandemic for almost a year. They’ve battled under grueling conditions. They’ve saved lives and watched people die. And a staggering number have become sick themselves.

  • February 21, 2021 - Mass Live

    Nine patients are receiving care at the DCU Field Center Hospital — half the number as last week — as COVID-19 cases continue to decrease in Central Massachusetts.

    UMass Memorial spokesman Tony Berry said Monday that nine patients are currently at the field hospital, which recorded 18 patients last week, 31 patients in the facility the week before, and 39 patients the week before that.

  • February 19, 2021 - Mass Live

    UMass Memorial Health Care and the Clinton Senior Center worked together to bring the coronavirus vaccine to seniors in the town.

  • February 12, 2021 - Mass Live

    UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center is welcoming a four-legged, tail-wagging furry friend to its staff Friday.

    An in-residence assisted therapy dog named “Valentina” is officially becoming a full-time resident of the medical center as part of the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation’s Dogs for Joy program.

  • February 10, 2021 - Fox News

    Is the COVID-19 vaccine effective if you don’t experience a reaction after receiving it? 

    The two coronavirus vaccines have seen emergency approval in the U.S. — one developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and the other by Moderna — may cause side effects after they’re administered, such as pain and swelling at the injection site, and/or fever, chills and headache, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 


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