Rep. Jon Santiago Shares The Latest On-The-Ground View Of The Battle Against COVID-19 In Boston’s Hospitals
Although the official count of coronavirus cases in Massachusetts was at 256 as of Wednesday afternoon, experts say the infection rate may be much higher, with some estimates putting it close to 6,000 people so far. Already, more than 200 patients have been admitted to hospitals in the Boston area for suspected cases of COVID-19. To understand the rapidly changing landscape of this public health emergency, Jim Braude spoke via Skype with Massachusetts state representative Jon Santiago, who also works as an emergency room physician at Boston Medical Center.
Why Aggressive Social Distancing Now Is Critical to ‘Flattening The Curve’ Later
You may have heard of ‘social distancing’ but don't get the sense of urgency behind it. Jim Braude spoke via Skype with Dr. Asaf Bitton, executive director of Ariadne Labs, a joint health center affiliated with Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, to learn more.
A Spanish Psychiatrist And An American Expat Explain The Impact Of Coronavirus In Spain
People in Spain have been on nationwide quarantine since Sunday — with people allowed to leave their homes only for food, medicine, essential work, or if they're looking after the elderly — in order to help slow the spread of coronavirus. And for those who are still trying to provide routine care — such as psychiatric care — to patients, that presents a new challenge. To discuss, Jim Braude was joined via Skype by Dr. Jose Luis Ayuso Mateos, head of the World Health Organization's Collaborative Center for Mental Health Services and director of the Psychiatry department at La Princesa University Hospital in Madrid, and his wife, Delories Dunn de Ayuso, a translator.