As of Oct. 27, the investigational vaccine developed as part of a partnership between Johnson & Johnson and a team led by Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) is one of 11 COVID-19 vaccines currently in Phase 3 efficacy trials. At least 88 preclinical vaccines are under active investigation in animals, with another 48 in early human trials.

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Marsha Maurer, DPN, RN, (CNO, BIDMC) discusses the gradual increase of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 infections and how the hospital is preparing.

While daily case counts above 1,000 across the state are concerning, Beth Israel's chief nursing officer said that the increase in hospitalizations has been more gradual this time around

Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) discusses the process of mass-producing vaccines.

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Nathan Shapiro, MD, (Emergency Medicine, BIDMC) discusses a clinical trial to test a repurposed antiviral AIDS drug for at-home treatment during the first days of COVID-19 symptoms in hopes of slowing the virus early and heading off hospitalization, intensive care, and death.

Trial begins of at-home treatment that may keep early cases from growing severe

Nathan Shapiro, MD, (Emergency Medicine, BIDMC) discusses restaurants and the COVID-19 pandemic. Shapiro was one of the authors of a CDC study released in September that found that people who tested positive for COVID-19 were approximately twice as likely to have reported dining at a restaurant than those who tested negative.

Dining out is one of the riskiest things you can do—but it doesn’t have to be, if you follow these steps.

Katheryn Stephenson, MD, MPH discusses the timeline for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials

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Satchit Balsari, MD (Emergency Medicine, BIDMC) discusses how mobility data could be used to fight COVID-19, and notes that the region is on the move again compared to the beginning of the pandemic.

WCVB – October 26, 2020

The clinical trial for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine has restarted after pausing for potential safety concerns after confirming that there was no evidence of harm from the vaccine candidate.

Covid-19 vaccine trials from AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson to restart

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.