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 2021

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Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director Experience Adapting Emergency Remote Learning During the Onset of COVID-19 Pandemic, Ronnie Ren, Kendra Parekh, Doug Franzen, Molly Estes, Melanie Camejo, Mark Olaf, and Xiao Chi Zhang

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International Survey of Operative Practices for Otologists and Neurotologists During the COVID-19 Crisis, Sarah E. Ridge, Aaron K. Remenschneider, and Daniel J. Lee

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The Silent Epidemic, James M. Rippe

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COVID-19 and Obesity: A Pandemic Wrapped in an Epidemic, James M. Rippe and John P. Foreyt

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The Clinical Review Committee: Impact of the Development of In Vitro Diagnostic Tests for SARS-CoV-2 Within RADx Tech, Matthew L. Robinson, Laura L. Gibson, and David D. McManus

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Making older women visible, Paula A. Rochon, Nathan M. Stall, and Jerry H. Gurwitz

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Treatment recommendations for patients with vitiligo during COVID-19, Michelle Rodrigues, Amit G. Pandya, Iltefat Hamzavi, Khaled Ezzedine, Marcel W. Bekkenk, and John E. Harris

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Symptoms of Anxiety, Burnout, and PTSD and the Mitigation Effect of Serologic Testing in Emergency Department Personnel During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Robert M. Rodriguez, Juan Carlos C. Montoy, Karin F. Hoth, David A. Talan, Karisa K. Harland, Patrick Ten Eyck, William Mower, Anusha Krishnadasan, Scott Santibanez, Nicholas Mohr, Project COVERED Emergency Department Network, John P. Haran, and Gregory A. Volturo

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Analysis of Emerging Variants in Structured Regions of the SARS-CoV-2 Genome, Sean P. Ryder, Brittany R. Morgan, Peren Coskun, Katianna Antkowiak, and Francesca Massi

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Challenges of Cellular Therapy During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Kamal Kant Sahu, Sikander Ailawadhi, Natalie Malvik, and Jan Cerny

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Training in Neurology: How Lessons Learned on Teaching, Well-being and Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic Can Shape the Future of Neurology Education, Stefano Sandrone, Dara V. F. Albert, S. Richard Dunham, Jessica Kraker, Ika Noviawaty, Michael Palm, and Hani Kushlaf

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Outcomes of COVID-19 in Patients With Cancer: Report From the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C), Noha Sharafeldin, Benjamin Bates, Qianqian Song, Vithal Madhira, Yao Yan, Sharlene Dong, Eileen Lee, Nathaniel Kuhrt, Yu Raymond Shao, Feifan Liu, Timothy Bergquist, Justin Guinney, Jing Su, and Umit Topaloglu

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A COVID clash: How to proceed when IACUCs and IBCs disagree, Jerald Silverman

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Lessons from a local effort to screen for SARS-CoV-2, Noah J. Silverstein and Jeremy Luban

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Innate lymphoid cells and disease tolerance in SARS-CoV-2 infection [preprint], Noah J. Silverstein, Yetao Wang, Zachary Manickas-Hill, Claudia C. Carbone, Ann Dauphin, MGH COVID-19 Collection & Processing Team, Jonathan Z. Li, Bruce D. Walker, Xu G. Yu, and Jeremy Luban

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Longitudinal assessment of diagnostic test performance over the course of acute SARS-CoV-2 infection, Rebecca L. Smith, Laura L. Gibson, Alyssa N. Owens, John P. Broach, Bruce A. Barton, Peter Lazar, David D. McManus, and Christopher B. Brooke

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Longitudinal assessment of diagnostic test performance over the course of acute SARS-CoV-2 infection [preprint], Rebecca L. Smith, Laura L. Gibson, Alyssa N. Owens, John P. Broach, Bruce A. Barton, Peter Lazar, David D. McManus, and Christopher B. Brooke

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Adapting Helping Babies Breathe into a Virtual Curriculum: Methods, Results, and Lessons Learned, Celia Sobelman, Kristen Richard, Patricia A. McQuilkin, and Nisha Fahey

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The Case for Altruism in Institutional Diagnostic Testing [preprint], Ivan Specht, Kian Sani, Yolanda Botti-Lodovico, Michael Hughes, Kristin Heumann, Amy Bronson, John Marshall, Emily Baron, Eric Parrie, Olivia Glennon, Ben Fry, Andres Colubri, and Pardis C. Sabeti

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Leveraging the Massachusetts perinatal quality collaborative to address the COVID-19 pandemic among diverse populations, Katherine Sullivan, Ruben Vaidya, and Rachana Singh

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Global Impact of COVID-19 on Stroke Care, SVIN COVID-19 global registry, Raul Nogueira, Ajit S. Puri, Anna L. Kuhn, and Thanh Nguyen

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Developing a sampling method and preliminary taxonomy for classifying COVID-19 public health guidance for healthcare organizations and the general public, Peter Taber, Catherine J. Staes, Saifon Phengphoo, Elisa Rocha, Adria Lam, Guilherme Del Fiol, Saverio M. Maviglia, and Roberto A. Rocha

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Apheresis physician well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic: Results of a survey, Yvette C. Tanhehco, Yanhua Li, Nicole D. Zantek, Joanne Becker, Mohamed Alsammak, Kael Mikesell, Ding Wen Wu, Tisha Foster, Vishesh Chhibber, Marisa Saint Martin, and Gay Wehrli

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Stories of Life during the First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Italy: A Qualitative Study, Silvia Caterina Tomaino Maria, Sabrina Cipolletta, Zlatina Kostova, and Irina Todorova

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SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection in a Liver Transplant Recipient, Christopher H. Tomkins-Tinch, Jennifer S. Daly, Nicole M. Theodoropoulos, Michael P. Madaio, Neng Yu, Vijay K. Vanguri, Babak Movahedi, Adel Bozorgzadeh, Karl J. Simin, Jeremy Luban, Bronwyn L. MacInnis, Pardis C. Sabeti, and Stuart M. Levitz

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Aging and COVID-19 in Minority Populations: a Perfect Storm, Tubanji Walubita, Ariel Beccia, Esther Boama-Nyarko, Melissa Goulding, Carly Herbert, Jessica Kloppenburg, Guadalupe Mabry, Grace A. Masters, Asli McCullers, and Sarah N. Forrester

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The Intestinal and Oral Microbiomes Are Robust Predictors of COVID-19 Severity the Main Predictor of COVID-19-related Fatality [preprint], Doyle V. Ward, Shakti Bhattarai, Mayra Rojas-Correa, Ayan Purkayastha, Devon Holler, Ming Da Qu, William G. Mitchell, Jason D. Yang, Samuel Fountain, Abigail Zeamer, Catherine Forconi, Gavin Fujimori, Boaz Odwar, Caitlin Cawley, Beth A. McCormick, Ann M. Moormann, Mireya Wessolossky, Vanni Bucci, and Ana Maldonado-Contreras

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How workplace violence correlates turnover intention among Chinese healthcare workers in COVID-19 context: The mediating role of perceived social support and mental health, Yinmei Yang, Peigang Wang, Mohammedhamid Osman Kelifa, Bo Wang, Mingxiu Liu, Lili Lu, and Wei Wang

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Comment on: COVID-19 in Nursing Homes: Calming the Perfect Storm, Robert A. Zorowitz, Christian Bergman, Daniel Haimowitz, Jessica L. Kalender-Rich, David F. Polakoff, Karl Steinberg, and James L. Wright

Publications from 2020

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Impact of global and national crises on people with severe mental illness, Margarita Abi Zeid Daou, Uriel Halbreich, and Jeffrey L. Geller

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Call to Action: SARS-CoV-2 and Cerebrovascular Disorders (CASCADE), Shahram Abootalebi, M. Reza Azarpazhooh, Mario Di Napoli, and Brian Silver

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Parents Chime In: Our Self-Care Strategies While Supporting Loved Ones with Mental Health Conditions During a Pandemic, Transitions ACR

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

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COVID-19 Pandemic and Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases: An Ecological Study on Data of 185 Countries, M. Reza Azarpazhooh, Brian Silver, and Mario Di Napoli

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An Adaptive and Dynamic Biosensor Epidemic Model for COVID-19, Salvador V. Balkus, Joshua Rumbut, Honggang Wang, and Hua (Julia) Fang

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Commentary: The molecular pandemonium of coronavirus disease 2019, Leora B. Balsam and William Hoffman

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A Physician's Guide for Workers' Return to Work during COVID-19 Pandemic, Marcos C. Baptista, Wayne N. Burton, Brent Pawlecki, and Glenn Pransky

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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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Management of primary skin cancer during a pandemic: Multidisciplinary recommendations, Brian C. Baumann, Kelly M. MacArthur, Jerry D. Brewer, William M. Mendenhall, Christopher A. Barker, Jeremy R. Etzkorn, Nathaniel Jellinek, Jeffrey F. Scott, Hiram A. Gay, John C. Baumann, Farrin A. Manian, Phillip M. Devlin, Jeff M. Michalski, Nancy Y. Lee, Wade L. Thorstad, Lynn D. Wilson, Carlos A. Perez, and Christopher J. Miller

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Sarcoid-like reaction in a patient recovering from coronavirus disease 19 pneumonia, Sara Behbahani, Julia Baltz, Rebecca Droms, April C. Deng, Shinya U. Amano, Nikki A. Levin, Mary Callery O'Brien, and Karen Wiss

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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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Reaching the Hard to Reach: Empowering Community Members to Think Differently and Embrace Teens with Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Challenges During the Time of COVID, Stephanie J. Briody, Michelle D. Muffett-Lipinski, and Susan M. Halpin

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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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Effective Mentoring of Novice Nurses during a Healthcare Crisis, Venise Bryan and Joan Vitello-Cicciu

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Practical lessons learned for assessing and treating bipolar disorder via telehealth modalities during the COVID-19 pandemic, Claire Burgess, Christopher Miller, Aleda Franz, Erica A. Abel, Laszlo Gyulai, David Osser, Eric G. Smith, Samantha Connolly, Lois Krawczyk, Mark Bauer, and Linda Godleski

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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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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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New Opportunities and Cautionary Insights about Decentralizing and Deglobalizing Clinical Trials During the Great Lockdown, Denise Dunlap, Roberto S. Santos, David D. McManus, Bryan O. Buchholz, Nathaniel S. Hafer, and MaryAnn Picard

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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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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, Scott Pelletier, John Monfredo, Amy Nichols, Michael Earielo, Joseph Tobin, Patricia Aussem, and Athena Haddon

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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