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Central Mass. schools donate medical supplies to hospitals

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Dean Alastair Cribb shares that Cummings School sent all four of its mechanical ventilators to Tufts Medical Center and oxygen tanks to regional hospitals. He said Tufts’ veterinary school is prepared to donate more supplies and equipment, such as specialized kidney dialysis equipment.

foal on a ventilator

Veterinary Medicine During a Global Pandemic

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

The dean of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine discusses how the veterinary profession can help during the COVID-19 pandemic The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic makes these unprecedented times for global health. It reminds us that infectious… Read More

Higher Education’s Role in Fighting the Coronavirus

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Colleges and universities must take a leadership role in relieving the unprecedented stress of COVID-19 on our health-care system The quickly expanding COVID-19 outbreak in the United States is soon expected to outstrip the capacity… Read More

Can Pets Get COVID-19?

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

There has been a preliminary report that a dog in Hong Kong has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. This, however, has not been independently verified. According to the CDC, no animals in the United… Read More

cocker spaniel with heading resting on kitchen table begging for food and attention

How Does COVID-19 Compare with the Flu?

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

A Cummings School expert on influenza and infectious disease shares what we might expect to see as the new coronavirus continues to spread—and how to stay safe