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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Burden of disease from COVID-19 and its acute and chronic complications: reflections on measurement (DALYs) and prospects for the Brazilian Unified National Health System, Monica Rodrigues. Campos, Joyce Mendes de Andrade Schramm, Isabel Cristina Martins Emmerick, Jessica Muzy Rodrigues, Fernando Genovez de Avelar, and Thiago Goes Pimentel

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In Memoriam: A Memoir for Our Fallen "Heroes", Bipin Chaurasia and Sabareesh K. Natarajan

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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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AAIM Recommendations for the 2020-2021 Internal Medicine Residency Application Cycle in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, K. C. Chretien, J. M. Raj, R. A. Abraham, P. Aronowitz, D. J. Astiz, S. G. Chheda, E. L. Esquivel, Maria M. Garcia, N. Ismail, S. Lane, S. E. McLaughlin, A. Pereira, A. W. Shaheen, A. L. Spencer, K. M. Tartaglia, and L. L. Willett

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Managing Central Venous Access during a Healthcare Crisis, Tristen T. Chun, Dejah R. Judelson, Andres Schanzer, and Karen Woo

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RE: How the Coronavirus Disease-2019 May Improve Care: Rethinking Cervical Cancer Prevention, Cheryl R. Clark, Jennifer S. Haas, Stephenie C. Lemon, Karen M. Freund, Karen Burns. White, Caylin Marotta, Amy J. Wint, Amy M. LeClair, Christine Lloyd-Travaglini, Victoria Xiao, Nicole Casanova, and Tracy A. Battaglia

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Preventing Outbreaks through Interactive, Experiential Real-Life Simulations, Andres Colubri, Molly Kemball, Kian Sani, Chloe Boehm, Karen Mutch-Jones, Ben Fry, Todd Brown, and Pardis C. Sabeti

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Bilateral Basal Ganglia Hemorrhage in a Patient with Confirmed COVID-19, Rrita Daci, Megan Kennelly, Annie Ferris, Muhammad U. Azeem, Mark D. Johnson, Farid Hamzei-Sichani, Adalia H. Jun-O'Connell, and Sabareesh K. Natarajan

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

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Pharyngeal Antisepsis to Reduce COVID-19 Pneumonia, Bruce L. Davidson, Victor F. Tapson, Richard S. Irwin, Cynthia L. French, C. Gregory Elliott, and Marcel Levi

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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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Ischaemic stroke associated with COVID-19 and racial outcome disparity in North America, Adam A. Dmytriw, Anna L. Kuhn, and Ajit S. Puri

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Non-Adherence Tree Analysis (NATA) - an adherence improvement framework: a COVID-19 case study [preprint], Ernest Edifor, Regina Brown, Paul Smith, and Rick Kossik

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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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Attitudes Toward a Potential SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine: A Survey of U.S. Adults, Kimberly A. Fisher, Sarah Bloomstone, Jeremy Walder, Sybil L. Crawford, Hassan Fouayzi, and Kathleen M. Mazor

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Accelerated Graduation and the Deployment of New Physicians During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Terence R. Flotte, Anne C. Larkin, Melissa A. Fischer, Sonia N. Chimienti, Deborah M. DeMarco, Pang-Yen Fan, and Michael F. Collins

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Understanding the Impact of Teledermatology on No-Show Rates and Healthcare Accessibility: A Retrospective Chart Review, Ellen B. Franciosi, Alice J. Tan, Bina Kassamali, Daniel M. O'Connor, Medhi Rashighi, and Avery LaChance

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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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Election 2020: Comparison of the American College of Physicians' Vision for a Better U.S. Health Care System With the Presidential Candidates' Plans, Heather E. Gantzer, Jacqueline W. Fincher, William E. Fox, Gregory C. Kane, Thomas G. Cooney, George M. Abraham, and Rebecca Andrews

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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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Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on STEMI care: An expanded analysis from the United States, Santiago Garcia and Jeffrey J. Rade

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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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The radiologist empowerment through virtual multidisciplinary tumor boards: The commitment of oncologic care during COVID-19 pandemic, Nicolo Gennaro, Andrea Marrari, Alexia F. Bertuzzi, Luca Balzarini, Armando Santoro, and Letterio S. Politi

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Stroke Care Trends During COVID-19 Pandemic in Zanjan Province, Iran. From the CASCADE Initiative: Statistical Analysis Plan and Preliminary Results, Abdoreza Ghoreishi, Brian Silver, and M. Reza Azarpazhooh

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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on emergency department CT for suspected diverticulitis, Averi L. Gibson, Byron Y. Chen, Max P. Rosen, S. Nicolas Paez, and Hao S. Lo

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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on emergency department CT for suspected diverticulitis: A natural experiment to explain patients’ and clinicians’ assessment of risk and willingness to undergo CT scanning? [preprint], Averi L. Gibson, Byron Y. Chen, Max P. Rosen, S. Nicolas Paez, and Hao S. Lo

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We’re Here for You!, Sally A. Gore and Lamar Soutter Library

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Palliative Care During Public Health Emergencies: Examples from the COVID-19 Pandemic, Kristina Gracey, Stephen A. Martin, and Jennifer Reidy

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Searching for COVID-19 treatments: First, do no harm, Roy Guharoy and Edward Krenzelok

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

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Nursing Homes, the Pandemic, and Caring Enough, Jerry H. Gurwitz and Alice F. Bonner

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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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Video Capsule Endoscopy as First Procedure for Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding: An Approach to Minimizing Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 and Conserving Resources, Shahrad Hakimian, Mark Hanscom, Matthew Petersile, Prashanth Rau, Anne Foley, and David R. Cave

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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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The impact of COVID-19 on individuals living with serious mental illness, Kareem Hamada and Xiaoduo Fan

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COVID-19 and its Mimics: What the Radiologist Needs to Know, Sameer H. Hanfi, Tasneem K. Lalani, Amina Saghir, Lacey J. McIntosh, Hao S. Lo, and Hemang M. Kotecha

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

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COVID-19, Ebola, Spacesuits, and Infection Control: What PPE Does for HCWs, Steven C. Hatch

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The Weight of the Crown, March 2020, David S. Hatem

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Co-Operative Pain Education and Self-management (COPES) Expanding Treatment for Real-World Access (ExTRA): Pragmatic Trial Protocol, Alicia A. Heapy and Kristin M. Mattocks

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The Exclusion of Older Persons From Vaccine and Treatment Trials for Coronavirus Disease 2019-Missing the Target, Benjamin K.I. Helfand, Margaret Webb, Sarah L. Gartaganis, Lily Fuller, Churl-Su Kwon, and Sharon K. Inouye

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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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Immediate and long-term consequences of COVID-19 infections for the development of neurological disease, Michael T. Heneka, Douglas T. Golenbock, Eicke Latz, Dave Morgan, and Robert H. Brown Jr.

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Mitigating Asian American Bias and Xenophobia in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic: How You Can Be an Upstander, Christopher P. Ho, Alice Chong, Anand Narayan, Erin A. Cooke, Francis Deng, Vikas Agarwal, Carolynn M. DeBenedectis, Lori A. Deitte, Ann K. Jay, and Nolan J. Kagetsu

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Risk of COVID-19 in Dermatologic Patients on Long-term Immunomodulatory Therapy, Zachary E. Holcomb, Monica Rosales Santillan, Peyton C. Morss-Walton, Prerna Salian, Min Ji Her, Nicole M. Giannotti, Alexa B. Kimball, and Martina L. Porter

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Evolving Role of Radiology in COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review, Sarwat Hussain

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Eye Diseases Direct Interest to Complement Pathway and Macrophages as Regulators of Inflammation in COVID-19, Martine J. Jager and Johanna M. Seddon

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Imposed mutational meltdown as an antiviral strategy, Jeffrey D. Jensen, Ryan A. Stikeleather, Timothy F. Kowalik, and Michael Lynch

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Baricitinib plus Remdesivir for Hospitalized Adults with Covid-19, Andre C. Kalil and Robert W. Finberg

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Telemedicine and the battle for health equity: Translating temporary regulatory orders into sustained policy change, Bina Kassamali, Nazgol-Sadat Haddadi, Medhi Rashighi, Margaret Cavanaugh-Hussey, and Avery LaChance

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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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Effect of Powered Air-Purifying Respirators on Speech Recognition Among Health Care Workers, Judith S. Kempfle, Ashwin Panda, Mary Hottin, Kevin Vinik, Elliott D. Kozin, Christopher J. Ito, and Aaron K. Remenschneider

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Delirium in Older Patients With COVID-19 Presenting to the Emergency Department, Maura Kennedy and Benjamin K.I. Helfand

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SARS-CoV-2 and nervous system: From pathogenesis to clinical manifestation, Kiandokht Keyhanian, Raffaella Pizzolato Umeton, Babak Mohit, Vahid Davoudi, Fatemeh Hajighasemi, and Mehdi Ghasemi

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

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A Timely Update of Global COVID-19 Vaccine Development, Linda Klavinskis, Margaret Liu, and Shan Lu

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

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Ensuring vaccine safety, David M. Knipe, Ofer Levy, Katherine A. Fitzgerald, and Elke Muhlberger

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Potential Role of Platelets in COVID‐19: Implications for Thrombosis, Milka Koupenova

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Platelets and COVID-19: Inflammation, Hyperactivation and Additional Questions, Milka Koupenova-Zamor and Jane E. Freedman

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Platelets and Immunity: Going Viral, Milka Koupenova-Zamor and Jane E. Freedman

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American Neurotology Society, American Otological Society, and American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Foundation Guide to Enhance Otologic and Neurotologic Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Elliott D. Kozin, Aaron K. Remenschneider, Nikolas H. Blevins, Taha A. Jan, Alicia M. Quesnel, Divya A. Chari, Bradley W. Kesser, Kevin H. Franck, Daniele Marchioni, Frederick G. Barker II, Bob Carter, Robert K. Jackler, D. Bradley Welling, and Daniel J. Lee

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Hydroxychloroquine and the risk of respiratory infections among RA patients, Joel M. Kremer, George W. Reed, Dimitrios A. Pappas, Leslie R. Harrold, Kevin J. Kane, Jeffrey Greenberg, and Kevin Winthrop

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Identifying Trends in Patient Characteristics and Visit Details During the Transition to Teledermatology: Experience at a Single Tertiary Referral Center, Steven Krueger, Nicholas Leonard, Nicholas Modest, Julie M. Flahive, Yurima Guilarte-Walker, Medhi Rashighi, and Avery Heather LaChance

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Anticoagulation use and Hemorrhagic Stroke in SARS-CoV-2 Patients Treated at a New York Healthcare System, Alexandra Kvernland and Nils Henninger

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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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Resiliency and the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Hidden Strengths of Those with Lived Experience of Mental Health Conditions, Sharon Leahy-Lind and Gillian Simons

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Phylogenetic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 in Boston highlights the impact of superspreading events, Jacob E. Lemieux, Jeremy Luban, Lawrence C. Madoff, Pardis C. Sabeti, and Bronwyn L. MacInnis

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Phylogenetic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 in the Boston area highlights the role of recurrent importation and superspreading events [preprint], Jacob Lemieux, Katherine J. Siddle, Jeremy Luban, Glen R. Gallagher, Lawrence C. Madoff, Sandra Smole, Virginia M. Pierce, Eric Rosenberg, Pardis C. Sabeti, Daniel J. Park, and Bronwyn L. MacInnis

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Skin rash, strawberry tongue, and conjunctivitis in a teenage male, Nicholas Leonard, Karan Lal, Leah Belazarian, Christina Hermos, and Karen Wiss

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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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Antibody responses in COVID-19 patients, Shuying Liu and Shan Lu

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

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How Young Adults Can Manage Loss of Income During the COVID-19 Pandemic, 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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The DHODH Inhibitor PTC299 Arrests SARS-CoV-2 Replication and Suppresses Induction of Inflammatory Cytokines [preprint], Jeremy Luban, Caterina Strambio De Castilla, Yetao Wang, Allan Jacobson, and Stuart Peltz

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Risk of Transmission of infection to Healthcare Workers delivering Supportive Care for Coronavirus Pneumonia; A Rapid GRADE Review [preprint], T.K. Luqman-Arafath, Sandeep Jubbal, Elakkat D. Gireesh, Jyothi Margapuri, Hanumantha Rao Jogu, Hitesh Patni, Tyler Thompson, Suma Menon, Arsh Patel, Amirahwaty Abdulla, and Sudheer Penupolu

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

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COVID-19 in teriflunomide-treated patients with multiple sclerosis, Amir Hadi Maghzi, Maria K. Houtchens, Paolo Preziosa, Carolina Ionete, Biljana D. Beretich, James M. Stankiewicz, Shahamat Tauhid, Ann Cabot, Idanis M. Berrios Morales, Tamara H. W. Schwartz, Jacob A. Sloane, Mark S. Freedman, Massimo Filippi, Howard L. Weiner, and Rohit Bakshi

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Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2-Specific IgG Antibodies Among Adults Living in Connecticut Between March 1 and June 1, 2020: Post-Infection Prevalence (PIP) Study [preprint], Shiwani Mahajan, Lokinendi V. Rao, and Harlan M. Krumholz

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Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2-Specific IgG Antibodies Among Adults Living in Connecticut: Post-Infection Prevalence (PIP) Study, Shiwani Mahajan, Lokinendi V. Rao, and Harlan M. Krumholz

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Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2-Specific IgG Antibodies Among Adults Living in Connecticut: Post-Infection Prevalence (PIP) Study [preprint], Shiwani Mahajan, Lokinendi V. Rao, and Harlan M. Krumholz

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Performance of Abbott Architect, Ortho Vitros, and Euroimmun Assays in Detecting Prior SARS-CoV-2 Infection [preprint], Shiwani Mahajan, Carrie A. Redlich, Adam V. Wisnewski, Louis E. Fazen, Lokinendi V. Rao, Karthik Kuppusamy, Albert I. Ko, and Harlan M. Krumholz

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Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for Pain Management for Veterans Seeking Service-Connection Payments for Musculoskeletal Disorders: SBIRT-PM Study Protocol, Steve Martino, Christina Lazar, John Sellinger, Kathryn Gilstad-Hayden, Brenda Fenton, Paul G. Barnett, Brad R. Brummett, Diana M. Higgins, Paul Holtzheimer, Kristin M. Mattocks, Tu Ngo, Thomas E. Reznik, Alicia M. Semiatin, Todd Stapley, and Marc I. Rosen

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Learning in the Time of COVID-19: a Preclinical Student's Perspective, Eleanor Anne McClements

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Leveraging digital tools to support recovery from substance use disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic response, Amy McDonnell, Courtney MacNeill, Brittany P. Chapman, Nicole Gilbertson, Megan Reinhardt, and Stephanie Carreiro

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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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ABCs of COVID-19 Coloring Page, Angela Messmer-Blust

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Coronavirus Infographic, Angela Messmer-Blust

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Review of clinical profile, risk factors, and outcome in patients with Tuberculosis and COVID -19, Ajay Mishra, Anu Anna George, Kamal Kant Sahu, Amos Lal, and George M. Abraham

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Letter to editor regarding "Acute Stroke Management During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic: From Trough of Disillusionment to Slope of Enlightenment", Ajay Kumar Mishra, Anu Anna George, and Jennifer Sargent

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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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Letter to the Editor Regarding "Neurological Impact of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Practical Considerations for the Neuroscience Community", Ajay Kumar Mishra, Amos Lal, Kamal Kant Sahu, Anu Anna George, and Jennifer B. Sargent

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Cerebrovascular events in COVID-19 patients, Ajay Kumar Mishra, Kamal Kant Sahu, Anu Anna George, Jennifer B. Sargent, and Amos Lal