Healthcare’s earthquake: Lessons from COVID-19
Boston, Mass. –
 October 23, 2020
New metrics and forecasting models are key to understanding and anticipating the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic

Study: Anonymized cell phone location data can help monitor COVID-19 growth rates
Boston, Mass.
August 31, 2020
Findings support use of county-level cell phone location data as tool to estimate future trends of the COVID-19 pandemic

Study examines racial and ethnic disparities among COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts
Boston, Mass. – August 27, 2020
Disparities evident along multiple dimensions including race and ethnicity, foreign-born non-citizen status, household size, and job type

Single-shot COVID-19 vaccine protects non-human primates
Boston, Mass. – July 30, 2020
A group of scientists, led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center immunologist Dan H. Barouch, MD, PhD, report that a leading candidate COVID-19 vaccine developed at BIDMC in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson robustly protected non-human primates against the virus.

Study finds significant decline in emergent medical, surgical and obstetric hospitalizations during early phase of COVID-19 public health emergency at BIDMC
Boston, Mass. – July 23, 2020
Researchers from BIDMC report on the decline of emergent medical, surgical and obstetric hospitalizations at the medical center during the six-week period following the week of the declaration of the COVID-19 public health emergency in Boston in mid-March 2020.

Study: surgical delay associated with increased risk in some gastrointestinal malignancies
Boston, Mass. – July 7, 2020
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, widespread cancellations of electively-scheduled or “non-emergency” operations were implemented to free up hospital beds and conserve protective equipment for health care workers.

Respirators may be disinfected up to 20 times without loss of fit or filtration
Boston, Mass. – July 2, 2020
As infection rates begin to spike in some regions around the country, a team of microbiologists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center identified an efficient, low-cost method of disinfecting N95 respirators for re-use up to 20 times.

National Survey on COVID-19 Pandemic Shows Significant Mental Health Impact
Boston, Mass. – July 1, 2020
Report reveals a snapshot of American emotional and mental well-being in late May.

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.