Should COVID still force us to postpone elective surgery or forgo a trip to the ER?

In this opinion article, the author references a study released earlier in the year led by Dhruv Kazi, MD, MSc, MS (Cardiology, BIDMC) that quantified the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the numbers of patients seeking medical attention for select potentially life-threatening diagnoses.

The vaccine news that really matters

Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) discusses COVID-19 vaccine development.

National Academy of Medicine elects 9 HMS faculty members

Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) was elected to the National Academy of Medicine for being an international leader in virology and immunology, developing novel vaccines and cure strategies for viruses of global importance, including one of the first COVID-19 vaccine candidates, the first Zika virus vaccine, and the first global mosaic HIV-1 vaccine, as well as defining immunotherapeutic HIV-1 cure strategies.

When can my child go to school? A COVID-19 primer

Two of the Boston area’s top experts (and parents) weigh in.

Trump May Be Immune to the Coronavirus. But for How Long?

A unique treatment course may have blunted his body’s production of antibodies, scientists warn.

Schools (and Children) Need a Fresh Air Fix

Classrooms have needed better ventilation for years. It took a pandemic to get us to pay attention.

Johnson & Johnson Pauses Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Over Unexplained Illness

Johnson & Johnson has paused its COVID-19 vaccine trial after an “unexplained illness” of one the participants. The vaccine is currently in development as part of a partnership between Johnson & Johnson and a team led by Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC).

Covid-19 Reinfection Documented in Nevada Adds to Questions on Virus Immunity

Case of man reinfected with the coronavirus, reported in a Lancet medical journal, joins a number of Covid-19 second-cases world-wide

COVID-19 Deadlier for Men than Women, HMS Study Shows

A recently released review article from researchers at BIDMC showed that COVID-19 results in higher case numbers and mortality rates in men than women.