MSSNY eNews: August 11, 2021 – MSSNY Congratulates Incoming Governor Kathy Hochul

MSSNY Congratulates Incoming Governor Kathy Hochul
In a statement released to the press today, MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers congratulated Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul as she prepares to take office as the first female Governor of New York.

Following is the MSSNY press statement:

Statement Attributable to:
Joseph R. Sellers, MD, FAAP, FACP
Medical Society of the State of New York

“MSSNY congratulates Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul on her ascension to become the first female Governor in New York State history.  She has a significant history of working to protect our State’s public health, both in New York and while she was in Congress.

“With COVID-19 cases again significantly on the rise, New York’s physician community pledges our continued assistance to her Administration to help promote vaccine awareness as well as working with her to address the many other public health challenges we face impacting New Yorkers’ ability to receive needed medical care.”


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MSSNY Seeks Physicians and Practices to Participate in New Telehealth Initiative
The Medical Society of the State of New York is pleased to announce a new telehealth initiative in cooperation with the Physicians’ Foundation and the American Medical Association.  MSSNY is seeking 5-10 physician and/or institutional based practices involved in various stages of telehealth.  This telehealth initiative is a year-long project and will allow practices to optimize and measure telehealth in all settings.

Telehealth is now a viable platform for physicians to provide clinical services such as for management of patients with chronic conditions. MSSNY is interested in helping physicians, especially those in small practices, implement telehealth to augment services currently offered to patients.

In 2020, the Physicians Foundation launched a collaboration with the American Medical Association called The Telehealth Initiative (TTI). TTI was designed to bolster implementation support at the state- level by equipping state medical associations with telehealth programming that could build on existing offerings.

As part of the project, MSSNY and the AMA will work together to develop relevant educational content, resources, measurement tools, and evaluation support to help practices with telehealth implementation.  MSSNY, as part of this program, will be part of a national network and support needed to establish and maintain strong relationships with physicians, practices, and health systems interested in implementing, optimizing, or sustaining telehealth. In addition to providing ongoing support, this year’s program will emphasize the importance of realizing the true value of virtual care.

MSSNY is seeking interested physicians and practices interested in participating in the program and will commit to collaborating with the MSSNY, the Physicians Foundation, and the AMA, to optimize telehealth and measure the value of telehealth in their settings. The collaborative will provide training through virtual events as well as opportunities to network and learn from peers.

For those interested in being part of this initiative, please contact Cayla Lauder, Program Coordinator, at or Pat Clancy, Sr. VP/Managing Director of Public Health and Education, at

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CDC Study Finds Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccines Outweigh Risks
A study issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines used in the U.S. outweigh the risk of serious adverse events seen in a relatively small number of Americans. The findings were published yesterday in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The CDC found that the impact of a few cases of a rare nerve disorder, blood vessel clots, and heart infections following the shots was surpassed by thousands of prevented COVID-19 cases.

Win 2 Tickets to Dave Mathews Band Concert at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on September 18th
Through the generosity of MSSNY members Dr. Gregory Pinto and Dr. Natalie Adler of Saratoga, MSSNYPAC donors can enter to win two lawn seats for the Dave Matthews Band concert on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 7:30 pm at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

Registration and qualified entry are required.  To register, text MSSNYPAC DMB to 52886 and follow the prompts.  To qualify, donate $100 to MSSNYPAC for each entry.  A single winner will be chosen on 9/8/21 among registrants who have donated $100 or more to MSSNYPAC between 9/14/20 and 9/7/21.

The higher your donation, the greater your chances to win!  Join, renew, or increase your membership today!  Contact Jennifer Wilks at or 914-933-7722 with any questions.

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Public Health Experts Want President Biden to Take Immediate Action to Prevent New Coronavirus Variants
The Washington Post (8/10, Diamond, Abutaleb) reports scores of “public health experts, scientists and activists on Tuesday demanded that President Biden take urgent steps to confront the global spread of the coronavirus, warning that without immediate action to inoculate the rest of the world, newer variants are likely to emerge – including ones that may evade vaccines’ protection.” The experts, who numbered more than 175, wrote, “We urge you to act now. … Announcing within the next 30 days an ambitious global vaccine manufacturing program is the only way to control this pandemic, protect the precious gains made to date, and build vaccine infrastructure for the future.”

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Health Research, Inc. (HRI) has a job opening within the AIDS Institute’s Office of the Medical Director for a Public Health Physician II. Please distribute this announcement widely through your networks. Interested individuals can apply for this position through the HRI website.

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