Alan Goldhammer's SARS-CoV-2 Newsletter Archive and Other Resources


In 2010, I retired as Vice President for Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufactures of America (PhRMA). While at PhRMA I was a program manager for the Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership that lives on today as the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics program (OHDSI). In March I decided to start a daily newsletter for fellow pharma industry retirees about scientific and clinical issues related to the SARS-CoV-2 (commonly referred to as COVID-19) pandemic. It was not designed to be a comprehensive survey of what was going on but rather a daily highlight of important findings. I am archiving the weekly aggregates of the newsletter on this web page as well as adding other content material including music selections and pandemic recipes. Do scroll down. Any comments can be directed to me via email: Alan Goldhammer. If you wish to visit, THIS LINK will take you to my photography website.


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I hope these materials are useful and of interest.

Alan

SARS-CoV-2 (AKA, COVID-19): It's here; we know what to do; and we are doing it!

Stay Safe, Mask Up, and Wash Hands

My mask and bow tie come from Lisa Eaton's fine Bow Tie Company.


Pandemic Clinical Trial Paradigm

I have written a working paper that describes a centralized clinical trial approach to testing new and repurposed drugs for SARS-CoV-2. Traditional clinical research models may not be nimble enough to address pressing health problems in a pandemic. I hope this furthers discussion of how to optimize research into disease prophylaxis and treatment for zoonotic viral outbreaks into non-immune populations. This document will be updated with new findings and references. Reader comments are welcome: CLINICAL TRIALS DURING A PANDEMIC

In order to help further the public health I am working on a COVID-19 Scent Strip that will assist in diagnosing whether one is suffering from virus-induced anosmia (loss of smell). A PROVISIONAL PATENT for this invention has been submitted.

Weekly Reports


SARS-CoV-2 Week One Reports SARS-CoV-2 Week Two Reports SARS-CoV-2 Week Three Reports
SARS-CoV-2 Week Four Reports SARS-CoV-2 Week Five Reports SARS-CoV-2 Week Six Reports
SARS-CoV-2 Week Seven Reports SARS-CoV-2 Week Eight Reports SARS-CoV-2 Week Nine Reports
SARS-CoV-2 Week Ten Reports SARS-CoV-2 Week Eleven Reports SARS-CoV-2 Week Twelve Reports
SARS-CoV-2 Week Thirteen Reports SARS-CoV-2 Week Fourteen Reports SARS-CoV-2 Week Fifteen Reports
SARS-CoV-2 Week Sixteen Reports SARS-CoV-2 Week Seventeen Reports SARS-CoV-2 Week Eighteen Reports
SARS-CoV-2 Week Nineteen Reports SARS-CoV-2 Week Twenty Reports SARS-CoV-2 Week Twenty One Reports
SARS-CoV-2 Week Twenty Two Reports SARS-CoV-2 Week Twenty Three Reports SARS-CoV-2 Week Twenty Four Reports
SARS-CoV-2 Week Twenty Five Reports SARS-CoV-2 Week Twenty Six Reports SARS-CoV-2 Week Twenty Seven Reports
SARS-CoV-2 Week Twenty Eight Reports SARS-CoV-2 Week Twenty Nine Reports SARS-CoV-2 Week Thirty Reports
SARS-CoV-2 Week Thirty One Reports SARS-CoV-2 Week Thirty Two Reports SARS-CoV-2 Week Thirty Three Reports
SARS-CoV-2 Week Thirty Four Reports SARS-CoV-2 Week Thirty Five Reports

Pandemic Music Selections

I started doing my COVID-19 newsletter on March 23 and decided to add a daily music selection to help add some levity to what has been a serious situation. I have excerpted out these music selections into a SEPARATE FILE HERE so those who are seeking comfort through music may find solace. I hope you enjoy these eclectic selections. This file will be updated weekly with the new selections.


Pandemic Recipes

If you are in search of a good comfort food recipe try my Chocolate Chip Cookies, or my Peanut Butter Cookies!