This collection showcases journal articles, preprints, and other publications and presentations about the Coronavirus COVID-19 by faculty and researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA, USA.

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Publications from 2020

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Investigating the Impact of Asymptomatic Carriers on COVID-19 Transmission, Jacob B. Aguilar, Jeremy Samuel Faust, Lauren M. Westafer, and Juan B. Gutierrez

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Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Jessica Dym Bartlett, Jessica L. Griffin, and Dana Thomson

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Remdesivir for the Treatment of Covid-19 - Preliminary Report, John H. Beigel, Robert W. Finberg, and ACTT-1 Study Group Members

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Guidelines for TMS/tES Clinical Services and Research through the COVID-19 Pandemic, Marom Bikson, Gottfried Schlaug, and Hamed Ekhtiari

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PPE Portraits - a Way to Humanize Personal Protective Equipment, Cati Brown-Johnson, Stacie Vilendrer, Mary Beth Heffernan, Shira Winter, Thanh Khong, Jennifer Reidy, and Steven M. Asch

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Statement in support of the scientists, public health professionals, and medical professionals of China combatting COVID-19, Charles Calisher, Dennis Carroll, Rita Colwell, Ronald B. Corley, Peter Daszak, Christian Drosten, Luis Enjuanes, Jeremy Farrar, Hume Field, Josie Golding, Alexander Gorbalenya, Bart Haagmans, James M. Hughes, William B. Karesh, Gerald T. Keusch, Sai Kit Lam, Juan Lubroth, John S. Mackenzie, Lawrence C. Madoff, Jonna Mazet, Peter Palese, Stanley Perlman, Leo Poon, Bernard Roizman, Linda Saif, Kanta Subbarao, and Mike Turner

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Health inequity during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cry for ethical global leadership, David E. Chiriboga, Juan Garay, Paulo Buss, Rocio Saenz Madrigal, and Laetitia Charmaine Rispel

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Letter: Safety Considerations for Neurosurgical Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Rrita Daci, Sabareesh K. Natarajan, and Mark D. Johnson

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Broad Host Range of SARS-CoV-2 Predicted by Comparative and Structural Analysis of ACE2 in Vertebrates, Joana Damas, Elinor K. Karlsson, and Harris A. Lewin

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Ethical Guidelines for the Treatment of Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Peter A. DePergola

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Commentary: Rethinking surgical protocols in the COVID-19 era, Daniel Engelman and Rakesh C. Arora

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Ramping up Delivery of Cardiac Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Guidance Statement from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons COVID-19 Task Force, Daniel Engelman, Sylvain Lother, Isaac George, Gorav Ailawadi, Pavan Atluri, Michael C. Grant, Jonathan W. Haft, Ansar Hassan, Jean-Francois Legare, Glenn Whitman, and Rakesh C. Arora

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Adult Cardiac Surgery and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Aggressive Infection Mitigation Strategies Are Necessary in the Operating Room and Surgical Recovery, Daniel T. Engelman, Sylvain Lother, Isaac George, Duane J. Funk, Gorav Ailawadi, Pavan Atluri, Michael C. Grant, Jonathan W. Haft, Ansar Hassan, Jean-Francois Legare, Glenn Whitman, Rakesh C. Arora, and Society of Thoracic Surgery COVID-19 Taskforce

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Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery recommendations for the care of emergent neurointerventional patients in the setting of covid-19, Justin F. Fraser and Ajit S. Puri

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Reduction in ST-Segment Elevation Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Activations in the United States during COVID-19 Pandemic, Santiago Garcia, Mazen S. Albaghdadi, Perwaiz M. Meraj, Christian Schmidt, Ross Garberich, Farouc A. Jaffer, Simon Dixon, Jeffrey J. Rade, Mark Tannenbaum, Jenny Chambers, Paul P. Huang, and Timothy D. Henry

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Patients With SMI in the Age of COVID-19: What Psychiatrists Need to Know, Jeffrey L. Geller and Margarita Abi Zeid Daou

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COVID-19, Postacute Care Preparedness, and Nursing Homes, Jerry H. Gurwitz

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Adult cardiac surgery during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Tiered Patient Triage Guidance Statement, Jonathan W. Haft, Pavan Atluri, Gorav Alawadi, Daniel Engelman, Michael C. Grant, Ansar Hassan, Jean-Francois Legare, Glenn Whitman, and Rakesh C. Arora

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Strategies and Resources for Maintaining Sobriety During COVID-19, Susan Halpin M.Ed.; Scott Pelletier M-CTTS, LADC11, CMA; John Monfredo MA, MSW, LCSW; Amy Nichols CARC, CPS; Michael Earielo; Joseph Tobin; Patricia Aussem; and Athena Haddon LADAC/CADAC

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COVID-19 and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection, Steven C. Hatch

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The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Comprehensive Review of Taxonomy, Genetics, Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Control, Yosra A. Helmy, Mohamed Fawzy, Ahmed Elaswad, Ahmed Sobieh, Scott P. Kenney, and Awad A. Shehata

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Addressing Challenges in Obtaining Emergency Medicine Away Rotations and Standardized Letters of Evaluation Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, Linda Katirji, Liza Smith, Alexis Pelletier-Bui, Emily Hillman, Xiao Chi Zhang, Michael Pasirstein, Mark Olaf, Jazmyn Shaw, Douglas Franzen, and Ronnie Ren

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RNA Therapeutics: Informational drugs as a pandemic response tool, Anastasia Khvorova

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Unconditional care in academic emergency departments, Jeffrey A. Kline and Steven Bird

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Working from Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Tips and Strategies to Maintain Productivity & Connectedness, Ian A. Lane, Michelle G. Mullen, and Amanda Costa

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Considerations for Management of Longitudinal Melanonychia During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An International Perspective, Shari R. Lipner, Matilde Iorizzo, Nathaniel Jellinek, Bianca Maria Piraccini, and Richard K. Scher

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Coronavirus Economic Stimulus Payments: Who Gets It, How, & Impact on Other Benefits, Deirdre G. Logan

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Maintaining Your Emotional Wellness During COVID-19, Deirdre G. Logan

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SARS-CoV-2, Jeremy Luban

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Timely development of vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, Shan Lu

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COVID-19 in the Pediatric Population, Patricia A. McQuilkin

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Welcome to the PEER COVID-19 Seminar, Patricia A. McQuilkin

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Mechanisms of neurological injury in COVID-19, Ajay Kumar Mishra, Amos Lal, Kamal Kant. Sahu, Anu Anna George, and Jennifer B. Sargent

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Patterns of heart Injury in COVID-19 and relation to outcome, Ajay Kumar Mishra, Kamal Kant Sahu, Amos Lal, and Jennifer B. Sargent

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Cardiac drugs and outcome in COVID-19, Ajay Kumar Mishra, Kamal Kant Sahu, and Jennifer B. Sargent

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Epidemic to Endemic or Pandemic Infectious Diseases: Commonalities and Distinctions between Malaria, Ebola and COVID19, Ann M. Moormann

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Finishing College Classes During COVID-19, Michelle G. Mullen and Deirdre G. Logan

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Perioperative Considerations During Emergency General Surgery in the Era of COVID-19: A U.S. Experience, Georgios Orthopoulos, Gladys L. Fernandez, Jessica L. Dahle, Elizabeth Casey, and Nicolas Jabbour

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Li Wenliang, a face to the frontline healthcare worker. The first doctor to notify the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2, (COVID-19), outbreak, Eskild Petersen, David Hui, Davidson H. Hamer, Lucille Blumberg, Lawrence C. Madoff, Marjorie Pollack, Shui Shan Lee, Susan McLellan, Ziad Memish, Ira Praharaj, Sean Wasserman, Francine Ntoumi, Esam Ibraheem Azhar, Timothy D. Mchugh, Richard Kock, Guiseppe Ippolito, Ali Zumla, and Marion Koopmans

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COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and the International Health Regulations - Call for an Open Debate on Easing of Travel Restrictions, Eskild Petersen, Brian McCloskey, David S. Hui, Richard Kock, Francine Ntoumi, Ziad A. Memish, Nathan Kapata, Esam I. Azhar, Marjorie Pollack, Lawrence C. Madoff, Davidson H. Hamer, Jean B. Nachega, N. Pshenichnaya, and Alimuddin Zumla

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Using a pre-procedure COVID-19 huddle to improve operating room safety, Marc Philip T. Pimentel, Camilla B. Pimentel, Kimberly Wheeler, Emily Dehmer, Joshua C. Vacanti, and Richard D. Urman

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The Radiology Department during the COVID-19 pandemic: a challenging, radical change, Letterio S. Politi and Luca Balzarini

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Should Clinicians Use Chloroquine or Hydroxychloroquine Alone or in Combination With Azithromycin for the Prophylaxis or Treatment of COVID-19, Amir Qaseem, Jennifer Yost, Itziar Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta, Matthew C. Miller, George M. Abraham, Adam Jacob Obley, Mary Ann Forciea, Janet A. Jokela, and Linda L. Humphrey

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Journal Club discussion of "Clinical course and risk factors for mortality of adult inpatients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: a retrospective cohort study", Sanjay Ram and Stuart M. Levitz

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Facing COVID-19 in the Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Setting: A New Challenge for Transplantation Physicians, Kamal Kant Sahu, Vishal Jindal, Ahmad Daniyal Siddiqui, and Jan Cerny

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Convalescent Plasma Therapy: A Passive Therapy for An Aggressive COVID-19, Kamal Kant Sahu, Vishal Jindal, Ahmad Daniyal Siddiqui, Jan Cerny, and Jonathan M. Gerber

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COVID-19 pandemic and impact on hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, Kamal Kant Sahu, Ahmad Daniyal Siddiqui, and Jan Cerny

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ACEing COVID-19: A Role For Angiotensin Axis Inhibition in SARS-CoV-2 infection, Ravi Shah, Venkatesh L. Murthy, and Milka Koupenova-Zamor

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Characteristics and Outcomes of Children With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Infection Admitted to US and Canadian Pediatric Intensive Care Units, Lara S. Shekerdemian, Nabihah R. Mahmood, Katie K. Wolfe, Becky J. Riggs, Catherine E. Ross, Christine A. McKiernan, Sabrina M. Heidemann, Lawrence C. Kleinman, Anita I. Sen, Mark W. Hall, Margaret A. Priestley, John K. McGuire, Konstantinos Boukas, Matthew P. Sharron, Jeffrey P. Burns, and International COVID-19 PICU Collaborative

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Development of a Surgical Workforce Access Team (SWAT) in the Battle Against COVID-19, Parth D. Sheth, Jessica P. Simons, Devon I. Robichaud, Andrea L. Ciaranello, and Andres Schanzer

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Efficacy and Safety of Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine for COVID-19: A systematic review, Sonal Singh and Thomas J. Moore

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Transitioning home: Tips for health care workers to keep their families safe, Kelly Sudnick

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Mathematic Modeling of COVID-19 in the United States, Yuanji Tang and Shixia Wang

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The care of patients with Duchenne, Becker and other muscular dystrophies in the COVID-19 pandemic, Aravindhan Veerapandiyan, Kathryn R. Wagner, Susan Apkon, Craig M. McDonald, Katherine D. Mathews, Julie A. Parsons, Brenda L. Wong, Katy Eichinger, Perry B. Shieh, Russell J. Butterfield, Vamshi K. Rao, Edward C. Smith, Crystal M. Proud, Anne M. Connolly, and Emma Ciafaloni

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HIV-1 did not contribute to the 2019-nCoV genome, Chuan Xiao, Xiaojun Li, Shuying Liu, Yongming Sang, Shou-Jiang Gao, and Feng Gao

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SARS-CoV-2 Receptor ACE2 Is an Interferon-Stimulated Gene in Human Airway Epithelial Cells and Is Detected in Specific Cell Subsets across Tissues, Carly G. K. Ziegler, Yuming Cao, Zhiru Guo, Jennifer P. Wang, Robert W. Finberg, Manuel Garber, Alex K. Shalek, Jose Ordovas-Montanes, and HCA Lung Biological Network