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.

Donald Trump’s COVID-19 treatment is similar to the average American hospitalized with coronavirus. Only faster.

President Trump received mostly the same treatment as anyone would get for COVID-19, except for one experimental drug and the speed of his care.

The FDA Is Slowing Down COVID-19 Vaccine Approval. That Could Be Good for Public Health

Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) discusses the importance of ensuring the public that a COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective in order to end the pandemic.

These are the experts on Gov. Baker’s Covid-19 vaccine distribution group

Sharon Wright, MD (Infectious Disease, BIDMC) has been named to a 17-member panel which will advise Governor Charlie Baker on a COVID-19 vaccine and its distribution.

‘You Worry About the Side Effects’: Doctors Discuss Trump’s COVID Treatments

White House physicians have confirmed President Donald Trump received supplemental oxygen, Remdesivir, an experimental antibody cocktail being tested by Regeneron and the steroid dexamethasone for his COVID-19 case

A COVID-19 vaccine must be safe and effective

We are committed to recommending distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine when a vaccine meets the rigorous standards of safety and efficacy.