Coronavirus conversations, in a time of logarithm

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

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Immunology and Infectious Disease | Infectious Disease | Microbiology | Virus Diseases


On March 25, 2020, the Medical Exchange Club of Boston (MEC) convened a meeting of a kind and purpose unprecedented in its 100‐year history, prompted by the SARS‐CoV‐2 pandemic. This, of course, was only one of such meetings of thought leaders that were taking pace all through the month and have continued. Here I wish to present some key points from that meeting. Readers should bear in mind that the US domain of the coronavirus pandemic was just moving into its most expansive phase at the time of this meeting and that none of us who participated claimed, then or now, to be prognosticators. This editorial is an account of just one gathering of minds around the pandemic. Nothing disclosed herein should be regard as proven science or therapy, and much of the breaking information conveyed at the meeting had not at the time been subjected to peer review prior to publication.


SARS‐CoV‐2, COVID‐19, coronavirus, pandemic

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Pederson T. Coronavirus conversations, in a time of logarithm. FASEB J. 2020 May;34(5):6003-6005. doi: 10.1096/fj.202000805. PMID: 32364319; PMCID: PMC7267394. Link to article on publisher's site

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FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

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