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Allergists offer reassurance regarding potential allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines

BOSTON, January 2, 2021 – Reports of possible allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, both recently approved for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have raised public concern. A team of experts led by allergists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has now examined all relevant information to […]

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Neurologists say there is no medical justification for police use of neck restraints

BOSTON, December 28, 2020 – Some police departments in the United States continue to teach officers that neck restraints are a safe method for controlling agitated or aggressive people, but that’s a dangerous myth, according to a Viewpoint written by three neurologists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in JAMA Neurology. The killing of George Floyd, a […]

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Low-cost, frequent COVID-19 screening of asymptomatic people could decrease infections, deaths and be cost-effective

BOSTON, September 21, 2020 – New research suggests when the COVID-19 pandemic is slowing, low-cost, recurring screening of asymptomatic people – at an expense of approximately $3 or less per test every two weeks – could decrease COVID-19 infections and deaths and be cost-effective. When the pandemic is surging, screening can be cost-effective when done more […]

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Researchers show children are silent spreaders of virus that causes COVID-19

BOSTON, August 20, 2020 – In the most comprehensive study of COVID-19 pediatric patients to date, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Mass General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) researchers provide critical data showing that children may play a larger role in the community spread of COVID-19 than previously thought. In a study of 192 children ages […]