News

November 2020

  • November 18, 2020 | So When Exactly Will a COVID Vaccine Be Ready? (link)
  • November 17, 2020 | 'Months and months' before large-scale COVID-19 vaccinations can be rolled out (link)
  • November 13, 2020 | The Final Stage: Antibody Evolution May Predict COVID-19 Outcomes (link)
  • November 10, 2020 | Pfizer vaccine candidate praised even by competition (link)
  • November 9, 2020 | New Virus, New Test (link)
  • November 3, 2020 | Fast Healers (link)
  • November 2, 2020 | Vaccine close, but it likely won’t be a silver bullet (link)

October 2020

  • October 29, 2020 | Moderna: 'We're Ready' To Ship 20 Million Coronavirus Vaccine Doses By The End Of 2020  (link)
  • October 14, 2020 | Trump may be immune to the coronavirus. But for how long? (link)
  • October 13, 2020 | A 25-Year-Old Nevada Man Got COVID-19 Twice. Here's What We Know—and Don't Know—About Reinfection (link)
    • Additional coverage: Covid-19 Reinfection Documented in Nevada Adds to Questions on Virus Immunity (link)
  • October 8, 2020 | Exposing the Fault Lines (link)
  • October 7, 2020 | Donald Trump's COVID-19 treatment is similar to the average American hospitalized with coronavirus. Only faster. (link)
  • October 7, 2020 | International forum cites strong government response as key in battle against COVID (link)
  • October 7, 2020 | The FDA Is Slowing Down COVID-19 Vaccine Approval. That Could Be Good for Public Health (link)
  • October 7, 2020 | Harvard epidemiologist warns of possible tough coronavirus winter ahead (link​​​​​​​​​​​​​​)
  • October 7, 2020 | Eli Lilly Asks FDA to Authorize Covid-19 Antibody Drug​​​​​​​ (link​​​​​​​​​​​​​​)
  • October 6, 2020 | Trump's determination to attend next week's debate seen as part of pattern of recklessness (link​​​​​​​)
  • October 4, 2020 | When COVID and the election collided (link​​​​​​​)
  • October 2, 2020 | Expert panel recommends U.S. join international vaccine pool, contribute vaccine to low-income nations​​​​​​​ (link)

September 2020

  • September 30, 2020 | Coronavirus antigen testing could fill the need for a rapid screening technology, despite accuracy problems (link)
  • September 29, 2020 | Infection Detection (link)
  • September 29, 2020 | Marking the passing of a grim pandemic milestone for the nation (link)
  • September 23, 2020 | Johnson & Johnson’s Vaccine Advances, Sparking Optimism in Race (link)
    • Additional coverage: Major study to start for COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson, Beth Israel (link), A single-shot coronavirus vaccine from Johnson & Johnson will be tested in 60,000 people (link), J&J kicks off study of single-shot COVID-19 vaccine in 60,000 volunteers (link), Early Trial Results Show Promise For Johnson & Johnson And Beth Israel Vaccine (link)
  • September 21, 2020 | BIOQUAL Announces Publication of an Investigational COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate That Prevents Severe Clinical Disease in Animals (link)
  • September 21, 2020 | Health experts call for a national COVID-19 strategy rather than current 'whack-a-mole' approach (link)
  • September 21, 2020 | Long-term COVID-19 containment will be shaped by strength, duration of immunity (link)
  • September 18, 2020 | 50 Experts to Trust in a Pandemic (link)
  • September 17, 2020 | Rapid test for Covid-19 shows improved sensitivity (link)
  • September 9, 2020 | Researchers find clue to identifying which COVID-19 patients may become most seriously ill (link)
  • September 8, 2020 | What Sets Off Deadly Levels of Lung Inflammation in Some COVID-19 Patients? (link)
  • September 8, 2020 | Vector-Based Vaccines Come to the Fore in the COVID-19 Pandemic (link)
  • September 7, 2020 | In Vaccine Trial, Researchers Struggle To Ensure Diversity Of Study Subjects (link) 
  • September 3, 2020 | ‘Robust protection’: COVID-19 vaccine candidate at Beth Israel prevents severe clinical disease in animals (link) 
  • September 3, 2020 | Here's a Realistic Plan for Opening Schools and Colleges Safely (link)
  • September 1, 2020 | When COVID-19 collides with flu season (link) 

August 2020

  • August 31, 2020 | Could Rapid Coronavirus Testing Help Life Return To Normal? (link)
  • August 31, 2020 | Scientists see downsides to top COVID-19 vaccines from Russia, China (link) 
  • August 25, 2020 | Four scenarios on how we might develop immunity to Covid-19 (link)
  • August 25, 2020 | Genetic data show how a single superspreading event sent coronavirus across Massachusetts — and the nation (link)
  • August 22, 2020 | Do-it-yourself coronavirus testing sparks kudos, and caution (link)
  • August 22, 2020 | It's important that the government invests in vaccines : Dr. Dan Barouch (video link)
  • August 18, 2020 | New Zealand’s renewed COVID crisis: Why scientists say the virus is hard to contain (link)
  • August 18, 2020 | ‘Why should we trust you?’ Black Americans, hardest hit by COVID-19, are the most skeptical of potential vaccines (link)
  • August 18, 2020 | Rapid tests for the coronavirus may be what we need to fight the pandemic (link)
  • August 14, 2020 | U.S. to make coronavirus strain for possible human challenge trials (link)
  • August 13, 2020 | Experts worry that a COVID-19 vaccine won't help if not enough people are willing to get one (link)
  • August 9, 2020 | Parents and teachers must work together to protect students from COVID-19 (link)
  • August 8, 2020 | A business spends $800 a week to test staff for COVID-19. Could rapid, cheap tests help? (link)
  • August 7, 2020 | When the treatment is torture: ICE must stop using solitary confinement for Covid-19 quarantine (link)
  • August 7, 2020 | Public health experts, scientists confident in vaccine process, despite criticism of 'Warp Speed' (link)
  • August 6, 2020 | 'Cautious optimism' - J&J vaccine trials underway (video link)
  • August 3, 2020 | COVID-19 Connections (link)
  • August 3, 2020 | Failing the Coronavirus-Testing Test (link)

July 2020

  • July 31, 2020 | As temperatures rise with coronavirus cases, experts eye impact of air conditioning (link)
  • July 31, 2020 | The Ultimate Quest (link)
  • July 30, 2020 | Single-shot COVID-19 vaccine proves successful with primates (link)
    • Additional coverage: Single-shot COVID-19 vaccine protects non-human primates (link)
  • July 28, 2020 | Vaccines may arrive in record time, but the virus has been faster (link)
  • July 27, 2020 | Human Trials Begin for Experimental Vaccine Developed at Beth Israel (video link)
  • July 26, 2020 | A covid-19 vaccine can ensure better outcomes for communities of color. Let’s work to earn their trust. (link)
  • July 26, 2020 | Making The Vaccine: What Does It Take and When Will We Get It? (link)
  • July 24, 2020 | Sputum testing provides higher rate of COVID-19 detection (link)
  • July 23, 2020 | The Long Game of Coronavirus Research (link)
  • July 23, 2020 | Here’s what you need to know about fading coronavirus antibodies (link)
  • July 22, 2020 | Can You Get Covid-19 Again? It's Very Unlikely, Experts Say (link)
  • July 22, 2020 | It was once hoped summer weather might help kill COVID-19. In Texas, the heat could be making it worse (link)
  • July 21, 2020 | Timeline and duration of vaccine efficacy still uncertain: Virus expert (video link)
  • July 21, 2020 | Why scientists are turning to another virus to stop COVID-19 (link)
  • July 21, 2020 | Freeze-framing the shape-shifting SARS-CoV-2 spike protein (link)
  • July 20, 2020 | Coronavirus vaccine from Oxford and AstraZeneca shows positive response in early trial (link)
  • July 17, 2020 | Inside Johnson & Johnson's Nonstop Hunt for a Coronavirus Vaccine (link)
  • July 14, 2020 | Decades of research on an HIV vaccine boost the bid for one against coronavirus (link)
  • July 3, 2020 | A Cheap, Simple Way to Control the Coronavirus (link)
  • July 3, 2020 | Inside the race to develop a safe COVID-19 vaccine (link)

June 2020

  •  June 29, 2020 | Is air conditioning helping spread COVID in the South? (link)
    • Additional coverage: Is air conditioning helping spread coronavirus? In southern states, being indoors may be a factor (link)
    • Additional coverage: Is There a Connection between Coronavirus and Air Conditioning? (link)
  •  June 27, 2020 | Harvard Medical School Affiliates Hold COVID-19 Briefing on Reopening Strategies for Massachusetts and Harvard (link)
  •  June 26, 2020 | How Long Could Covid-19 Immunity Last? It's Not Just About Antibodies (link)
  •  June 10, 2020 | Ending an Epidemic (link)
  •  June 1, 2020 | Gathering Critical Clues (link)
  •  June 1, 2020 | Codiak BioSciences Collaborates with Ragon Institute to Evaluate the exoVACC™ Vaccine Platform in SARS-CoV-2 and HIV (link)

May 2020

  •  May 30, 2020 | The virus’s tale (link)
  •  May 28, 2020 | Researchers ponder why covid appears more deadly in the U.S. and Europe than in Asia (link)
  •  May 20, 2020 | Two studies suggest COVID-19 antibodies provide immunity (link)
  •  May 20, 2020 | Vaccines can protect against COVID-19 in nonhuman primates, study says (link)
    • Additional coverage: Newly Developed Vaccines Protect Against COVID-19 in Macaques Study (link)
  •  May 20, 2020 | BIDMC-developed vaccines protect against COVID-19 in non-human primates, study finds (link)
  •  May 19, 2020 | Six from MIT awarded research funding to address Covid-19 (link)
  •  May 19, 2020 | Biogen Uses its Own Superspreader Event to Aid COVID-19 Research (link)
  •  May 18, 2020 |  Dissecting a Disease (link)
  •  May 18, 2020 |  MIT engineers propose a safer method for sharing ventilators (link)
  •  May 14, 2020 | BU NEIDL Scientists Featured in NOVA’s Special Coronavirus Episode (link)
  •  May 13, 2020 | Responding to this pandemic, preparing for the next (link)
  •  May 13, 2020 | VIDEO: Decoding COVID-19 (link)
  •  May 13, 2020 | Massachusetts Consortium Tests Thousands Of Existing Drugs Against Coronavirus (link)
  •  May 13, 2020 | $16.5 million awarded to projects to fight COVID (link)
    • Additional coverage: BU Scientists Awarded $1.9 Million to Accelerate Coronavirus Research (link), UMass Medical School receives slice of $17M coronavirus research funding (link)
  •  May 13, 2020 | A Signal Moment (link)
  •  May 5, 2020 | Researchers Release COVID-19 Symptom Tracker App (link)
    • Additional coverage: App Shows Promise in Tracking New Coronavirus Cases, Study Finds (link)
  •  May 3, 2020 | Massachusetts researchers are on front lines of coronavirus antibody testing (link)
  •  May 2, 2020 | Profits and Pride at Stake, the Race for a Vaccine Intensifies (link)

April 2020

  •  April 24, 2020 | Soup to Nuts (link)
  •  April 23, 2020  What will it really take for us to go back to work? This institute plans to experiment — on itself (link)
  •  April 23, 2020 | Robots will detect COVID-19 infection under manholes (link)
  •  April 17, 2020 | Nearly a third of 200 blood samples taken in Chelsea show exposure to coronavirus (link)
  •  April 14, 2020 | Harvard president and wife, both recovered from coronavirus, boost scientists’ effort with blood donations (link)
  •  April 14, 2020 | Our Pandemic Summer (link)
  •  April 13, 2020 |  Through the Storm (link)
  •  April 10, 2020 | This Group of Scientists Is Making Sure We’re Ready for the Next Pandemic (link)

March 2020

  •  March 31, 2020 | Cambridge biotech seeks OK for coronavirus test that delivers results in 15 minutes (link)
  •  March 31, 2020 | Ending the Pandemic  (link)
  •  March 30, 2020 | US and J&J commit $1b to coronavirus vaccine codeveloped by Beth Israel  (link)
  •  March 30, 2020 | Harvard and Chinese Scientists Collaborate on Coronavirus Research (link)
  •  March 20, 2020 |  A Team Effort to Tackle the Daunting Challenges of COVID-19 (link)
  •  March 19, 2020 | Mobilizing Movement (link)
  •  March 19, 2020 | Live Coronavirus Research Gets Underway at BU NEIDL (link)
  •  March 15, 2020 |  Highlights of Expert Panel on COVID-19 from Harvard, MIT, Mass General Hospital (link)
  •  March 13, 2020 | 'We Must Do More' HMS Dean Daley convenes medical, scientific experts on COVID-19 crisis (link)
  •  March 5, 2020 | How the Greater Boston biomedical community is tackling the coronavirus (link)
  •  March 5, 2020 | With $115 million, more than 80 Boston researchers will collaborate to tackle COVID-19 (link)

February 2020

  •  February 24, 2020 | Tackling Coronavirus (link)
  •  February 23, 2020 | Cooperating to Combat Coronavirus (link)

News Resources

  • HMS COVID-19 Student Response (link)
  • HMS Responds to Coronavirus (link)