Government funding ‘very important’ to coronavirus vaccine development: Top Harvard scientist

Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) discusses “Operation Warp Speed” which has allocated nearly $11 billion to pharmaceutical companies to accelerate the discovery and production of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Russia Vaccine Roll-Out Plan Prompts Virus Mutation Worries

Russia's plan to roll-out a COVID-19 vaccine before full trial results is prompting concern among virus experts, who warn a partially effective shot may encourage the novel coronavirus to mutate. Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) notes that mutation rates for COVID-19 are far lower than viruses like HIV, but there are downsides to using a vaccine that doesn’t work.

COVID-19 disrupted health care for other serious conditions. Now, physicians worry about the long-term consequences

As patients avoided hospitals and doctors’ offices, conditions like cancer and heart disease went untreated. Health care providers now stress the importance of non-COVID-19 care as the pandemic stretches on.

Coronavirus vaccine ‘possible’ by winter: Top Harvard scientist

Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) discusses the timeline and process of developing a vaccine.

Fireside Chat: Kevin Tabb, MD

Kevin Tabb, MD (CEO & President, BILH) participated in the “Fireside Chat” podcast with Gary Bisbee to discuss Beth Israel Lahey Health, the impact that COVID-19 has had on telehealth services, and leading a health system during a crisis.

New Zealand’s renewed COVID crisis: Why scientists say the virus is hard to contain

Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) discusses the COVID-19 outbreak in New Zealand and why cases are so hard to detect due to asymptomatic cases and spread.

U.S. to make coronavirus strain for possible human challenge trials

But many scientists consider human challenge trials with the coronavirus unethical because there are no "rescue therapies" for those who fall ill.

Coronavirus Might Worsen The College Mental Health Crisis: Can Apps Help?

John Torous, MD (Psychiatry, BIDMC) and colleagues report in Psychiatric Services that college students waiting for mental health services are often directed off-campus or to mobile apps for care.

ABC News Prime: Vaccine Watch

Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Va...