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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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

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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

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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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Gaucher disease and SARS-CoV-2 infection: Emerging management challenges, Pramod Mistry, Edward I. Ginns, and Ellen Sidransky

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Neurocritical Care Resource Utilization in Pandemics: A Statement by the Neurocritical Care Society, Asma M. Moheet and Wiley R. Hall

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IgA MAb blocks SARS-CoV-2 Spike-ACE2 interaction providing mucosal immunity [preprint], Ejemel Monir, Qi Li, Shurong Hou, Zachary Schiller, Aaron Wallace, Alla Amcheslavsky, Nese Kurt Yilmaz, Jacqueline R. Toomey, Ryan Schneider, Lisa Cavacini, Mark S. Klempner, Celia A. Schiffer, and Yan Wang

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A cross-reactive human IgA monoclonal antibody blocks SARS-CoV-2 spike-ACE2 interaction, Ejemel Monir, Qi Li, Shurong Hou, Zachary Schiller, Aaron Wallace, Alla Amcheslavsky, Nese Kurt Yilmaz, Jacqueline R. Toomey, Ryan Schneider, Anudeep S. Ramchetty, Chandrashekar Ganesa, Lisa Cavacini, Mark S. Klempner, Celia A. Schiffer, and Yan Wang

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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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Is smaller better? Vaccine targeting recombinant receptor-binding domain might hold the key for mass production of effective prophylactics to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Manish Muhuri and Guangping Gao

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

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Should I Attend College in the Fall? Questions for Students with Mental Health Conditions to Consider, Michelle G. Mullen and Jean Wnuk

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Effects of tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and waterpipe smoking on endothelial function and clinical outcomes, Thomas Munzel, Omar Hahad, Marin Kuntic, John F. Keaney Jr., John E. Deanfield, and Andreas Daiber

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Multidisciplinary Care of Epidermolysis Bullosa during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Consensus: Recommendations by an International Panel of Experts, Dedee F. Murrell and Karen Wiss

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An adaptive model of health system organization and responses helped Vietnam to successfully halt the Covid-19 pandemic: What lessons can be learned from a resource-constrained country, Huy Nguyen, Minh Van Hoang, An Thi Minh Dao, Hoa L. Nguyen, Tien Van Nguyen, Phuong The Nguyen, Long Quynh Khuong, Phuong Mai Le, and Stuart Gilmour

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Development of Diagnostic Tests for Detection of SARS-CoV-2, Ngan N. T. Nguyen, Colleen McCarthy, Darlin Lantigua, and Gulden Camci-Unal

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Global Learnings Evidence Brief: Protecting Health Care Workers in South Korea During the COVID-19 Pandemic, SeungJu Jackie Oh, Julia Ah-Reum An, and Ruby Kwak

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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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An Unusual Case Report of COVID-19 Presenting with Meningitis Symptoms and Shingles, Rebecca Packwood, Gayle Galletta, and Joseph Tennyson

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Coronavirus conversations, in a time of logarithm, Thoru Pederson

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Publishing coronavirology: Peering into peer(less?) review, Thoru Pederson

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The 50th anniversary of reverse transcriptase-and its ironic legacy in the time of coronavirus, Thoru Pederson

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Addressing decontaminated respirators: Some methods appear to damage mask integrity and protective function, Richard E. Peltier, Jiayuan Wang, Brian L. Hollenbeck, Jennifer Lanza, Ryan M. Furtado, Jay Cyr, Richard T. Ellison III, and Kimiyoshi J. Kobayashi

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Understanding variation in covid-19 reported deaths with a novel Shewhart chart application, Rocco J. Perla, Shannon M. Provost, Gareth J. Parry, Kevin Little, and Lloyd P. Provost

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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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Psychosocial support for providers working high-risk exposure settings during a pandemic: A critical discussion, Mechelle J. Plasse

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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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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Alteration of the Brain in a Patient With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Anosmia, Letterio S. Politi, Ettore Salsano, and Marco Grimaldi

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An in-depth investigation of the safety and immunogenicity of an inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine [preprint], Jing Pu, Shan Lu, and Qihan Li

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Use of N95, Surgical, and Cloth Masks to Prevent COVID-19 in Health Care and Community Settings: Living Practice Points From the American College of Physicians (Version 1), Amir Qaseem, Itziar Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta, Jennifer Yost, Matthew C. Miller, George M. Abraham, Adam J. Obley, Mary Ann Forciea, Janet A. Jokela, and Linda L. Humphrey

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Should Remdesivir Be Used for the Treatment of Patients With COVID-19? Rapid, Living Practice Points From the American College of Physicians (Version 1), Amir Qaseem, Jennifer Yost, Itziar Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta, George M. Abraham, Janet A. Jokela, Mary Ann Forciea, Matthew C. Miller, and Linda L. Humphrey

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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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Post myocardial infarction complications during the COVID-19 pandemic - A case series, Waqas Qureshi, Summer Aldrugh, Adedotun Ogunsua, Colleen Harrington, Wahaj Aman, Leora B. Balsam, Biswajit Kar, Gerard P. Aurigemma, Amartya Kundu, Nirmal Kaur, Craig Smith, Daniel Z. Fisher, Jeffrey J. Rade, and Nikolaos Kakouros

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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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Provider perceptions of a humanizing intervention for healthcare workers - a survey study of PPE Portraits, Jennifer Reidy, Cati Brown-Johnson, Nancy McCool, Shawna Steadman, Mary Beth Heffernan, and Vandana Nagpal