Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) discusses the recently released interim analysis of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

It may be a ‘triumph of science,’ but still a long way to go

Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) discusses delays faced in getting routing items while working to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.

Pharma companies have had to adapt to a rare impediment—having to carry out their work on the disease while it’s all around them

Leo Newhouse, MSW, LICSW (Social Work, BIDMC) shares his experience with sudden loss of smell due to COVID-19 and discusses the importance the five senses bring to everyday life.

No specific treatment or medication exists to treat anosmia. And yet, a patient's brain can be trained to accelerate the recovery of the lost sense of smell.

A team of researchers, including John Torous, MD (Digital Psychiatry, BIDMC), used machine learning to analyze the text of more than 800,000 Reddit posts and identify changes in the tone and content of language that people used as the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic progressed.

Textual analysis of social media posts finds users’ anxiety and suicide-risk levels are rising, among other negative trends.

Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) and other collaborators recently published a study showing that a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine protected against weight loss and pneumonia in Syrian hamsters.

Researchers turn to familiar model animals, along with some fresh strategies, to develop countermeasures against SARS-CoV-2 and investigate the biology of infection.

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.

A new research is hoping to nip a COVID-19 infection in the bud before it progresses. (WJAR)

Sharon Wright, MD (Infectious Disease, BIDMC) discusses recently announced directives that have been put in place to help slow the spread of COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts.

Beth Israel doctor on Mass. new COVID-19 directives

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