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Coronavirus Pandemic – MassHealth Issues Initial Termination Notices to Three Nursing Homes

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Governor reports MassHealth issued initial termination notices to three private nursing facilities that have failed to meet the standards and requirements of the MassHealth program during the COVID-19 crisis and have a historic record of poor performance. Two of these nursing facilities were identified in the Nursing Facility Task Force’s report issued in January 2020 prior…
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Harvard University Strategic Scientist Professor Charged with Tax Offenses related to Wuhan China University of Technology

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: US DOJ Boston reports Dr. Charles Lieber was previously indicted on charges of making false statements to federal authorities regarding his participation in China’s Thousand Talents Program. BOSTON – The former Chair of Harvard University’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department was charged today in a superseding indictment with tax offenses for failing to report income he received from Wuhan…
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Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster – Don’t Touch Your Face or Mask with Dirty Gloves. Face Mask Coverings are Now Mandatory in Public at All Times and When Using Any Means of Transportation Service or Public Mass Transit

Boston Strong news Boston, MA: Office of the Governor reports NewsStrong .com Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster - DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE WITH A USED GLOVE. WEAR A MASK WHEN NOT AT HOME. SOCIAL DISTANCE 6 FEET WITH A MASK COVERING YOUR NOSE & MOUTH. Office of the Governor reports Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito tour Cartamundi converted to PPE production. Governor Charlie Baker and Lt.…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER DIRTY ZONES – Albertsons and UFCW Launch Joint Effort To Classify Grocery Workers as First Responders During Coronavirus Outbreak

America’s Largest Food & Retail Union Announces New Partnership with Major Grocery Chain  News Strong - WASHINGTON, ;– Today, Albertsons Companies stores — including Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel Osco, Vons, Pavilions, and Albertsons supermarkets — joined the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), America’s largest food and retail union, in announcing a joint national effort to seek a temporary designation of “extended first responders” or…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – Rapid results from new in-housing testing at Boston Medical Center has significant implications as health systems plan for dwindling resources

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Boston Medical Center HealthCity Dave Wedge reports As the healthcare tsunami that is COVID-19 first crested on the West Coast, George Murphy, PhD connected with colleagues there to find out how scientists like him could blunt the impending patient surge for frontline medical providers farther east. Two major issues persisted: testing availability and result times. Decreasing these wait times would be crucial toward…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – PRESIDENT TRUMP SENDS COMFORT TO NEW YORK CITY

200328-N-UP035-1690 NORFOLK, Va. (March 28, 2020) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) departs Naval Station Norfolk, March 28. Comfort is preparing to deploy in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts and will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals. This allows shore-based hospitals to focus their efforts on COVID-19 cases. One of the Department of…
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