Warmer temperatures slow COVID-19 transmission, but not by much
Boston, Mass. – Mount Auburn – June 1, 2020
In a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, researchers led by Shiv Sehra, MD (Internal Medicine, Mount Auburn) reveal that while the rate of COVID-19 incidence may decrease with warmer temperatures and a higher UV index, the impact is modest.

BIDMC-developed vaccines protect against COVID-19 in non-human primates, study finds
BIDMC – May 20, 2020
Boston, Mass. – Companion study suggests initial infection with SARS-CoV-2 protects against re-infection following repeat exposure to the virus.

Researchers report sharp decline in patient visits for heart attack, stroke and cancer care during COVID-19 pandemic
BIDMC – May 18, 2020
Boston, Mass. – Dhruv Kazi, MD, MSc, MS, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and colleagues quantified the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the numbers of patients seeking medical attention for select potentially life-threatening diagnoses.  The team found that patient encounters for heart attack and stroke at BIDMC dropped by about a third and more than half, respectively, during the pandemic compared to patient visits during the same period in 2019.

Study Confirms Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19 Benefit from Mechanical Ventilation
May 13, 2020
Boston, Mass. – Researchers help settle debate based on clinical anecdotes

Academic and industry experts collaborate to open up new supply chain to alleviate shortage of medical supplies caused by COVID-19
May 6, 2020
Boston, Mass. – Confronted with the dramatic increase in demand for medical supplies brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Massachusetts Manufacturers Emergency Response Taskforce mobilized to produce the testing supplies, medical devices and personal protective equipment that health care workers need to fight the epidemic in Massachusetts and beyond.

BIDMC-led clinical trial identifies four novel 3D-printed swabs for use in COVID-19 testing
April 20, 2020
Boston, Mass. – Large-scale production could reduce one obstacle to widespread COVID-19 testing.

BIDMC enrolling patients in clinical trials evaluating existing drug as treatment for severe COVID-19
April 10, 2020
Boston, Mass. – If positive, findings could alleviate expected demand for ventilators for patients with severe COVID-19 infections.

BIDMC launches clinical trial to assess common anti-clotting medication for treatment of COVID-19-related respiratory failure
April 6, 2020
Boston, Mass. – If positive, findings could alleviate expected shortage of ventilators for patients with severe COVID-19 infections.

BIDMC physician-scientists spearhead effort to address nationwide COVID-19 testing swab shortage
March 31, 2020
Boston, Mass. – Multi-disciplinary team of experts from academia and industry collaborate to develop 3D printable swabs for COVID-19 testing

BIDMC launches clinical trials evaluating anti-viral drug remdesivir as treatment for COVID-19
March 24, 2020
Boston, Mass. – Physician-scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) are now enrolling patients in two clinical trials testing treatment options for COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.