During a year when many hospitals in the U.S. were overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients, other kinds of medical care dropped off sharply. In a recent study, BIDMC researchers found that deaths from two kinds of heart disease increased in several states in the months after the pandemic began relative to 2019.

Missed Doctor Visits Have Created Covid’s Shadow Health Crisis.

Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) answered questions about the COVID-19 vaccine candidate, developed in a collaboration between Johnson & Johnson and BIDMC.

Dr. Dan Barouch, the director of Beth Israel's Center for Virology and Vaccine Research who led design efforts for the vaccine alongside Johnson & Johnson, answers questions around the new vaccine.

Last year, the Singing Surgeons, Elvis Francois, MD (Orthopedics, BIDMC) and Dr. William Robinson released an EP of inspirational cover songs to raise money for COVID relief. Now, they have recorded new music to raise awareness for American Heart Month.

The Singing Surgeons Are Making Music Again – This Time For Heart Health Awareness.

Researchers think that combining two vaccines could strengthen immune responses by harnessing the best features of each. Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) noted it’s possible that responses might be better than what either vaccine can achieve on its own but that remains to be proven experimentally for COVID-19.

Combining different coronavirus shots could speed immunization campaigns — and even boost immune response.

This op-ed by Westyn Branch-Elliman, MD (Infectious Disease, BIDMC) and Kathryn Stephenson, MD, MPH (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) for US News & World Report, presented the debate about reopening K-12 schools for full in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, and argued how waiting until it’s “safe enough” is clearly defined, the benchmark may be elusive – and remain just around the corner for the foreseeable future.

Opening schools with zero risk may not be possible for a long while. So how long will we let our kids suffer and fall behind?

Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) discussed the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, developed in collaboration with BIDMC.

When your chance for a COVID-19 shot comes...

A study by researchers at BIDMC provided new evidence that critically ill patients with COVID-19 who were treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) had better odds of survival than those who were not treated with ECMO.

Improving survival rates for patients with severe COVID...

As new variants of the coronavirus make headlines, experts warn that they could fuel another surge in the pandemic. Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) shared concerns that the variants from South Africa and Brazil contain mutations that make them able to fully or partially evade antibodies.

The experts are sounding warnings about coronavirus...

Kevin Tabb, MD shares that COVID-19 has prompted new cooperation among rival hospitals

COVID-19 has prompted new cooperation among...