COVID-19 News Coverage

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Rapid at-home coronavirus tests are coming soon. Will they be a game-changer?

San Francisco Chronicle |

Chaz Langelier was quoted in the SF Chronicle about rapid at-home coronavirus tests, which will become widely available in the United States in the next few months. 


Trump returns to campaign trail after bout with Covid-19, amid criticism he is still not taking pandemic seriously

Washington Post |

Monica Gandhi was quoted in the Washington Post about Trump’s busy campaign schedule, recommending that the president should rest for at least another week.


California eases restrictions on small gatherings ahead of the holidays

San Francisco Chronicle |

Peter Chin-Hong was quoted in the SF Chronicle about how virus transmission risk is lower outdoors, but the risk increases the longer people stay stationary next to each other.   


How coronavirus is changing the Bay Area’s homelessness crisis

Mercury News |

Margot Kushel was quoted in a Mercury News article about how the pandemic is upending the Bay Area’s fight against homelessness and could affect the health care system for years to come.


‘Complete, willful nonchalance’: Bay Area experts slam Trump over reaction to illness

San Francisco Chronicle |

Peter Chin-HongBob WachterEthan Weiss, and George Rutherford were quoted in the SF Chronicle about how Trump’s experience with Covid-19 could be a public health nightmare. 


Checkout time: Pandemic hotels for Bay Area homeless residents set to close

Mercury News |

Margot Kushel was quoted in a Mercury News article about the increased risk of another outbreak as pandemic hotels for Bay Area homeless residents are set to close.


Trump and Covid-19: The health of the president and the constitution

The Times |

Bob Wachter was interviewed on the Oct. 8 podcast “Trump and Covid-19: The health of the president and the constitution” discussing Trump’s health, prognosis, and treatments.


Experimental Covid drug hailed by Trump is still undergoing trials, unavailable to most Americans

San Francisco Chronicle |

Michael Matthay and Monica Gandhi were featured in the SF Chronicle cautioning against drawing conclusions about a drug’s safety and effectiveness until proper clinical trials are completed.

DOM Covid-19 Publications

Age, complexity, and crisis - a prescription for progress in pandemic

Aronson L. Age, complexity, and crisis - a prescription for progress in pandemic. N Engl J Med. 2020 Apr 07; [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp2006115. View in: PubMed


CRISPR–Cas12-based detection of SARS-CoV-2.

Broughton JP, Deng X, Yu G, et al. CRISPR–Cas12-based detection of SARS-CoV-2. Nat Biotechnol. 2020 Apr 16; doi: 10.1038/s41587-020-0513-4. View in: Nat Biotechnology


Telemedicine in the time of coronavirus.

Calton B, Abedini N, Fratkin M. Telemedicine in the time of coronavirus. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Mar 31;  [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.03.019. View in: PubMed


Medical Isolation and Solitary Confinement: Balancing Health and Humanity in US Jails and Prisons During COVID-19

Cloud DH, Ahalt C, Augustine D, et al. Medical isolation and solitary confinement: balancing health and humanity in US jails and prisons during COVID-19. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jul 6; [Online ahead of print]. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-05968-y. View in: PubMed


Asymptomatic transmission, the Achilles’ heel of current strategies to control COVID-19.

Gandhi M, Yokoe DS, Havlir DV. Asymptomatic transmission, the Achilles’ heel of current strategies to control COVID-19. N Engl J Med. 2020 Apr 24; [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1056/NEJMe2009758. View in: PubMed


A SARS-CoV-2 protein interaction map reveals targets for drug repurposing.

Gordon DE, Jang GM, Bouhaddou M, et al. A SARS-CoV-2 protein interaction map reveals targets for drug repurposing. Nature. 2020 Apr 30; [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-2286-9. View in: PubMed


COVID-19 Infection: implications for perioperative and critical care physicians.

Greenland JR, Michelow MD, Wang L, London MJ. COVID-19 Infection: implications for perioperative and critical care physicians. Anesthesiology. 2020 March 27; [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000003303. View in: PubMed


Elevated plasmin(ogen) as a common risk factor for COVID-19 susceptibility.

Ji HL, Zhao R, Matalon S, Matthay MA. Elevated plasmin(ogen) as a common risk factor for COVID-19 susceptibility. Physiol Rev. 2020 March 27; 100(3):1065-1075. View in: PubMed


Clinical and virologic characteristics of the first 12 patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States

Kujawski SA, Wong KK, Collins JP, et al. Clinical and virologic characteristics of the first 12 patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States. Nat Med. 2020 Apr 23; [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1038/s41591-020-0877-5. View in: PubMed


Scientific and ethical basis for social-distancing interventions against COVID-19.

Lewnard JA, Lo NC. Scientific and ethical basis for social-distancing interventions against COVID-19. Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 Mar 23; [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30190-0. View in: PubMed


Treatment for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome from COVID-19.

Matthay MA, Aldrich JM, Gotts JE. Treatment for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome from COVID-19. Lancet Respir Med. 2020 March 20; [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30127-2. View in: PubMed


A call to protect patients, correctional staff and healthcare professionals in jails and prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic

Oladeru OT, Tran NT, Al-Rousan T, et al. A call to protect patients, correctional staff and healthcare professionals in jails and prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Justice. 2020 July 2; 8(1):17. View in: PubMed


COVID-19 related genes in sputum cells in asthma: relationship to demographic features and corticosteroids.

Peters MC, Sajuthi S, Deford P, et al. COVID-19 related genes in sputum cells in asthma: relationship to demographic features and corticosteroids. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 Apr 29; [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202003-0821OC. View in: PubMed


Correctional facilities in the shadow of COVID-19: unique challenges and proposed solutions.

Williams BA, Ahalt C, Cloud DH, et al. Correctional facilities in the shadow of COVID-19: unique challenges and proposed solutions. Health Affairs Blog. 2020 March 26; doi: 10.1377/hblog20200324.784502. View in: Health Affairs