Call for independent committee for vaccine review

Kathryn Stephenson, MD, MPH (Center for Virology & Vaccine Research, BIDMC) discusses the recent call for the creation of an independent commission separate from the FDA to review data from coronavirus vaccine trials.

Boston hospital finds one COVID-19 spring takes far higher toll than 5 flu seasons

In a recent study, Michael Donnino, MD (Emergency Medicine, BIDMC) and colleagues compared the impact of COVID-19 to that of influenza at BIDMC. The team found the number of patient deaths and their need for ventilators was much higher during the two months analyzed of COVID-19, compared to during five seasons of influenza over 40 months.

Experts call for independent commission separate from FDA to review Covid-19 vaccines

Kathryn Stephenson, MD, MPH (Center for Virology & Vaccine Research, BIDMC) discusses the recent call for the creation of an independent commission separate from the FDA to review data from coronavirus vaccine trials.

The US just topped 6 million coronavirus cases in about 7 months. What happens next is up to you, Birx says

Kathryn Stephenson, MD, MPH (Center for Virology & Vaccine Research, BIDMC) discusses the recent call for the creation of an independent commission separate from the FDA to review data from coronavirus vaccine trials.

For some, COVID-19 symptoms linger for months

Known as “long-haulers,” these patients call for more research, especially in the Boston area.

The Psychiatrist Will See You Online Now

John Torous, MD (Psychiatry, BIDMC) discusses the rise of digital medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Study by Boston researchers shows racial disparities among COVID-19 cases

Researchers at BIDMC and Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health quantified COVID-19′s disproportionate toll on Black and Latinx communities in Massachusetts and explored the extent to which other demographic factors explain racial and ethnic gaps.

New study confirms staggering racial disparities in COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts

The pandemic produced a ’perfect storm’ of factors for communities of color.

Preparations for second surge of coronavirus underway

Alexa B. Kimball, MD, MPH (President & CEO, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at BIDMC) discusses how hospitals are preparing for a potential second surge of COVID-19, and why colder months present more of a challenge in terms of social distancing.