Researchers led by Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) studied levels of antibodies and immune cells required to prevent reinfection of the COVID-19 virus in rhesus macaques.

Antibodies and T cells protect against SARS-CoV-2

Hospitals across the U.S. are expecting to receive the first shipments of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Monday. Daniel Talmor, MD, MPH (Anesthesiology, Critical Care, BIDMC) shared how the vaccine is the light at the end of the tunnel.

"Without A Vaccine, We Don't Get Out Of This," BIDMC Doctor Says

The earliest shipments of COVID-19 vaccine are expected to arrive at some Massachusetts hospitals starting Monday. Sharon Wright, MD, MPH (Infectious Disease, BILH) discussed how focusing the vaccination process on health workers may help broaden support for the vaccine among the public.

With vaccine to arrive, Mass. goes from ‘defense to offense’ against COVID-19

Moderna appears likely to get a thumbs up for its vaccine from the FDA advisory committee on Dec. 17. Other drug makers hope to get the same authorization for additional vaccines in the coming months, including a collaboration between Johnson & Johnson and BIDMC, led by Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC).

FDA authorizes emergency use of first US vaccine for COVID-19

Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) speaks with KNX In Depth’s (podcast) hosts Mike Simpson and Charles Feldman about a COVID-19 vaccine. Editor’s note: Interview begins around 24:09.

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Dan Barouch named in Bloomberg 50: The People who Changed Global Business in 2020.

The Scientists Leading the Coronavirus Vaccine Race

Marsha Maurer, DPN, RN (CNO, BIDMC) discussed steps BIDMC is taking to keep staff safe during the pandemic.

As the pandemic intensifies and fatigue grows, officials are enforcing new protocols for staff.

This week, the Department of Public Health released their weekly dashboard which classified 97 Massachusetts towns and cities as “red zones.” That number is about eight times higher compared to just one month ago. Michael Gibson, MD (Interventional Cardiology, BIDMC) explained, “when one person gets it, they give it to two, then they give it to four, we are seeing the exponential growth when people run into each other, some of whom are a symptomatic carriers.” Gibson also notes that social economics is a factor in the rise of COVID-19 cases.

Why, week after week, do certain communities remain at high-risk for COVID-19?