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COVID-19 vaccine could start human trials as early as August
CBS News – June 7, 2020
Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses the status of COVID-19 vaccine development.

Mount Auburn Hospital study suggests warmer weather could cause ‘modest’ decline in coronavirus
Boston Globe – June 4, 2020
In a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, researchers led by Shiv Sehra, MD, of Mount Auburn Hospital, reveal that while the rate of COVID-19 incidence may decrease with warmer temperatures and a higher UV index, the impact is modest.

Hospital housekeepers are essential workers, too. Here’s what their new normal is like.
NBC Boston – May 19, 2020
Environmental Services team members Hanane Benjiya, Seynah Sedalo and Jocelyn Morales of Winchester Hopsital, Kurt Curry and Kristine Viale, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, John Silva of Mount Auburn Hospital, and Kim Malios of Beth Israel Deaconess-Plymouth, share their experiences working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prototype vaccine protects monkeys from coronavirus
New York Times – May 20, 2020
Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, colleagues reported in Science two studies of laboratory monkeys that suggest antibodies produced during recovery from COVID-19 provide immunity from the virus, whether triggered by infection or vaccine.

Pandemic spawns new spirit of collaboration for Boston’s longtime rival hospitals
Boston Globe – May 12, 2020
Kevin Tabb, MD, President & CEO of Beth Israel Lahey Health, discusses the partnerships and cooperation between the Boston-area hospitals in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Decoding COVID-19
PBS’s NOVA – May 13, 2020
Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses his team’s work on developing a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19.
*Editor’s note: Barouch’s interview begins at 42:58

How the pandemic changed the routine at a doctor’s office
Boston 25 News – May 13, 2020
Nancy Cibotti, MD, of Beth Israel Lahey Health, discusses how a primary care visit will look different for patients post COVID-19.


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