Thursday, September 10, 2020

Gov Baker's COVID update for Sep 9, 2020 (video)

"Today (Sep 9, 2020), Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito provided an update on efforts to support communities with persistently higher rates of COVID-19 transmission, especially over the Labor Day weekend. 
Governor Baker also provided an update on the disbursement of federal supplemental unemployment benefits."
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From CommonWealth Magazine we share a related article: 

"Gov. Charlie Baker said on Wednesday that health care costs overall in Massachusetts are dropping, not because fears of COVID-19 are prompting people to avoid hospitals but because the incidence of such routine health issues as ear infections, sore throats, and strep are way down from previous years.

The governor said the wearing of masks and social distancing is having an impact beyond COVID. “There’s a lot of stuff that traditionally ends up in the ER, or in the hospital, or in the doctor’s office that isn’t ending up there,” Baker said. “It’s because people aren’t moving around the same way, they’re treating each other different, and germs don’t have the ability to travel the way they have in years past.”
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