COVID-19 pandemic has provided mental health professionals with psychiatric insights

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided mental health care providers with opportunities to gain insights into patient psychiatry during a public health crisis, according to experts who presented at the Psych Congress 2020 Virtual Experience. Some of these insights will likely come via the Collaborative Outcomes Study on Health and Functioning during Infection Times (COH-FIT), which...

Vaccines for COVID-19: perspectives from nucleic acid vaccines to BCG as delivery vector system | Semantic Scholar

This article discusses standard and new disruptive strategies in the race to develop an anti-COVID-19 vaccine. We also included new bioinformatic data from our group mapping immunodominant epitopes and structural analysis of the spike protein. Another innovative approach reviewed here is the use of BCG vaccine as priming strategy and/or delivery system expressing SARS-CoV-2 antigens.

Discovery of SARS-CoV-2 Antiviral Synergy Between Remdesivir and Approved Drugs in Human Lung Cells 

The SARS coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has caused an ongoing global pandemic with currently 29 million confirmed cases and close to a million deaths. At this time, there are no FDA-approved vaccines or therapeutics for COVID-19, but Emergency Use Authorization has been granted for remdesivir, a broad-spectrum antiviral nucleoside analog. However, remdesivir is only moderately efficacious...