• BIOGEN Feb 26

    1 Year Later: The ‘Superspreader' Conference That Sparked Boston's COVID Outbreak

    One year ago this weekend, more than 100 people from around the world convened at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf hotel for a biotech leadership conference led by the Cambridge-based biotech company Biogen. At the time, the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was widely known to be circulating. The World Health Organization had already declared the virus and the disease it caused…

  • BIOGEN Dec 11, 2020

    Biogen Conference in Boston Now Tied to More than 300,000 Coronavirus Cases

    A biotech conference held at a Boston hotel in late February that had already been blamed for the initial spread of the coronavirus in eastern Massachusetts has now been tied to hundreds of thousands of cases of the virus globally. The two-day Biogen conference at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf hotel is responsible for infecting as many as 330,000 people…

  • Biogen conference Sep 3, 2020

    ‘Help!': After Biogen Event, Emails Show Struggle to Grasp COVID-19

    Newly released emails from early March offer a behind-the-scenes look at Massachusetts public health officials attempting to get a handle on the beginnings of the coronavirus outbreak with one of the state’s largest drugmakers at its center. The emails, obtained through a public-records request, also show an internal debate at the state Department of Public Health about canceling large...

  • TWIB Aug 28, 2020

    Colleges Cope With COVID; Biogen Super Spreader

    Shirley Leung of The Boston Globe joins This Week in Business to discuss college COVID crackdowns; the Biogen conference super spreader event; the “My Local MA” shopping campaign in the Bay State; and missing on the Dow Jones.

  • Biogen conference Aug 28, 2020

    Researchers: Biogen Conference Likely Led to 20,000 COVID-19 Cases

    The Boston hotel that was linked to a coronavirus outbreak after it hosted a local biotech company’s conference earlier this year likely led to about 20,000 cases, according a new study. The cases can be linked to the conference held in February at Boston Marriott Long Wharf, which was shut down in mid-March, the Boston Globe reports. The research indicates...

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