The number of cases and hospitalizations has been increasing in Massachusetts and the region.

We heard from Dr. Paul Biddinger, the chief of the Division of Emergency Preparedness and the director of the MGH Center for Disaster Medicine, about the hospital's plan for assisting neighboring states and regions if they are in need during the pandemic. Last week, we heard how Rhode Island hospitals had hit capacity and the state was opening two field hospitals to handle the influx in patients.

Then, the state has been recording record numbers of cases over the last week. We digested the latest data with Dr. William Hanage, an associate professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


Dr. Paul Biddinger - 1:52
Dr. William Hanage - 12:10