COVID-19 Rush Journal Club

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For a list of all journal posts, please visit our Journal Club Archives sorted by topic.

Publications on current clinical treatments recommended for COVID-19 can also be found on the Rush COVID-19 Publication Tracker dashboard.

March 25 edition

We have updates in three journals today: Vaccine Development, Pathogenesis, and Public Health with 12 new articles! Check out the details below and as always check our social media @rmc_covidjournal on Instagram for recent posts about topics such as Vaccine Efficacy against COVID-19 Variants. Stay safe and keep masking up!

Vaccine Development

  • Ad26 vaccine protects against SARS-CoV-2 severe clinical disease in hamsters (Review by Robert Roth, MS1)

  • Reports of anaphylaxis after receipt of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in the US – December 14, 2020 – January 18, 2021 (Review by Robert Roth, MS1)


  • Clinical characteristics and risk factors associated with COVID-19 severity in patients with haematological malignancies in Italy: a retrospective, multicentre, cohort study (Review by Mohammed Abdul Sami, MS1)

  • Delirium in older patients with COVID-19 presenting to the emergency department (Amanda Narkis, MS3)

  • Diaphragm pathology in critically ill patients with COVID-19 and postmortem findings from 3 medical centers. (Review by Alex Hodakowski, MS1)

  • SARS-CoV2 transmission from people without COVID-19 symptoms. (Review by Robert Roth, MS1)

  • Changes in preterm birth phenotypes and stillbirth at 2 Philadelphia hospitals during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, (Review by Robert Roth, MS1)

Public Health

  • National trends in the US public’s likelihood of getting a COVID-19 vaccine- April 1 to December 8, 2020. (Review by Melissa Porterhouse, MS1)

  • Association of smoking and cumulative park-year exposure with COVID-19 outcomes in the Cleveland Clinic COVID-19 Registry (Review by Robert Roth, MS1)

  • Reports of Forgone Medical Care Among US Adults During the Initial Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic (Review by Kate Tehaney, MS2)

  • Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Among Commercially Insured Patients in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Review by Kat Tehaney, MS2)

  • Immediate impact of stay-at-home orders to control COVID-19 transmission on socioeconomic conditions, food insecurity, mental health, and intimate partner violence in Bangladeshi women and their families: an interrupted time series (Review by Mohammed Abdul Sami, MS1)

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