Research- Vaccine Development

As of 10/19/20 Date: 10/14/2020 Study title:Safety and Immunogenicity of Two RNA-Based Covid-19 Vaccine Candidates Link:https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2027906?query=featured_coronavirus  Summary: This randomized controlled trial published by NEJM assess the safety and immunogenicity of two SARS-CoV-2 RNA candidate vaccines: BNT162b1 and BNT162b2. The researchers found that the BNT162b2 is safer and that both candidate Read more…

Research – Main Source

As of 10/19/20 LitCovid LitCovid is a database of research studies about COVID-19 published by The National Institutes of Health. It is considered to be the most comprehensive, up-to-date resource on COVID-19, providing access to a total of 61,346 studies (so far) in PubMed that is updated daily. The articles Read more…

Research – Epidemiology & Transmission

Date: 10/11/2020 Study Title: Comparison of Clinical Features of COVID-19 vs Seasonal Influenza A and B in US Children Link: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/27702 Purpose: Compare clinical features between COVID-19 and influenza in children Study Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study, meaning that data was collected on patients that were already admitted. Read more…

Research – Management

A brief 1-3 sentence summary is included at the top of each article followed by a more in depth analysis of the article. The articles are divided into three sections: Management, Epidemiology & Transmission, and Foundational Articles. Management  Date: 09/08/2020 Study title: Evaluation of the Risk Prediction Tools for Patients Read more…

Research – Foundational Articles

Study Title: Case-Fatality Rate and Characteristics of Patients Dying in Relation to Covid-19 in Italy (From the Journal of American Medical Association)  https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2763667 Brief Summary: As of 03/27, Italy is the country with the highest COVID-19 fatality rate and 3rd highest total number of cases. This study outlines three possible Read more…

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