Three people who have attended a Biogen management meeting in Boston have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The meeting hosted around 175 co-workers over two days in a Boston hotel. Before Biogen disclosed these infections, there were only three cases of Coronavirus in Massachusetts. Several other attendees from the meeting reported having flu-like symptoms afterward but did not have the virus.
The three infected individuals do not live in Massachusetts, but these infections have started a debate on whether the location, size, and duration of the meeting raises concerns for the potential of a wider outbreak within the state, as has been reported by the Boston Globe.