Research articles

  1. MS Hossain, E Raheem, MH Siddiqee. 2020.  The forgotten people with thalassemia in the time of COVID-19: South Asian perspective. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, 15: 265
  2. Khan JK, Awan N, Islam MM, Muurlink O. 2020.  Healthcare Capacity, Health Expenditure, and Civil Society as Predictors of COVID-19 Case Fatalities: A Global Analysis. Frontier in Public Health.
  3.  Siam MHB, Hannan NH, Ahmed A and Hossain MS 2020. Stopping the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review on the Advances of Diagnosis, Treatment and Control Measures, Journal of Pathogens (Article ID 9121429)
  4.  Siam MHB, Mosabbir AL, Hannan NH, Ahmed A and Hossain MS 2020.  Clinical spectrum, geographical variability of COVID-19 and its implications. Coronaviruses (in Press, 10.2174/2666796701999201117103814)
  5.  Siam MHB, Abedin SMM,  Hannan NH, Ahmed A and Hossain MS 2020. Pathophysiological mechanisms of disease severity in COVID-19: An update. J Adv Biotechnol Exp Ther 3 (4), 68-78
  6. MS Hossain, E Raheem, MH Siddiqee. 2020. Mass panic during Covid-19 outbreak- A perspective from Bangladesh as a high-risk country. Journal of Biomedical Analytics, 3(2), 1-3. 
  7. Siam MHB, Hasan M, ashrif SM, Khan MHR, Raheem E, Hossain MS 2020. Insights into the first seven months of the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh: Lessons learned from a high-risk countryMedRvix doi
  8.  Morshed MS, Mosabbir AL, Chowdhury P, Ashadullah SM and Hossain MS 2020. Clinical manifestations of patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID- 19) attending at hospitals in Bangladesh: MedRvix doi:
  9. Rahman et al 2020. Prevalence and Integration of symptoms and comorbidities with age of the SARS-CoV-2 patients: a systematic evaluation and meta-analysis. MedRvix doi.
  10. MJ Hasan et al 2020.  Clinico-epidemiological characteristics of asymptomatic and symptomatic COVID-19-positive patients in Bangladesh. MedRvix doi. 10.1101/2020.08.18.20177089
  11. Tanvir et al 2020. Estimation of novel coronavirus (covid-19) reproduction number and case fatality rate: a systematic review and meta-analysis ID: ppmedrxiv-20204644

Research articles under review/preparation

  1. Okely et al 2020. Global effect of COVID-19 pandemic on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep among 3- to 5-year-old children: a longitudinal study of 14 countries. Under review in  BMC Public Health 
  2. Hasan et al 2020. Mental health of the uninfected adult population amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Under review in Heliyon 
  3. Karim et al 2020. Immunomodulatory therapies for SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 (targeted to submit in Nature Immunology or Nature Reviews Microbiology or other related journals). 
  4. Hossain MS et al 2020. Why COVID-19 symptomatic patients did not seek healthcare service? Evidence from a cross-sectional study
  5. Hossain MS et al 2020. COVID-19 mortality dramatically higher in international migrant workers compared to non-migrants. (Target journal- Lancet Public Health
  6. Hossian MS et al 2020. Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on thalassemia patients in Bangladesh- A situation analysis at the community level 
  7. Rahman J, Alam S, Karim R, Hossain MS 2020. COVID-19 vaccination strategy and challenges- A perspective from developing countries. 
  8. Islam et al 2020. Re-infection of SARS-CoV2: A myth or reality? 
  9. Morshed et al 2020. Characteristics and outcomes of hospitalized COVID-19 Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: Lessons learnt  from Bangladesh 
  10. Hossain et al 2020.  Twenty-four-hour movement behaviours  on the health and development of preschool children  before and during COVID-19 pandemic: SUNRISE pilot study from Bangladesh


OP-Ed articles by BRF researchers 

COVID-19 vaccines 

  1. An independent analysis of Globe’s Bancovid vaccine (TBS News, 23 October 2020) 
  2. Does BANCOVID meet the standards for human clinical trials? (Daily Observer, 21 October 2020) 
  3. International guidelines for vaccine development must be followed (Dhaka Tribune, 21 October 2020) 
  4. Sinovac vaccine trial debate: A response to icddr,b   (Dhaka Tribune, 24 August 2020)
  5. No light at the end of this tunnel? (Dhaka Tribune, 16 August 2020)
  6. C-19 vaccine trial in Bangladesh: Is inactivated vaccine viable? (Daily Observer, 11 August 2020)    
  7. Sinovac’s vaccine candidate shows no promise in Phase II trial (Daily Observer, 15 August 2020) 
  8. Why safety comes first for vaccine development in Bangladesh (TBS News, 17 July 2020) 
  9. Is Bangladesh capable of developing a new vaccine? (Dhaka Tribune, 13 July 2020) 


  1. The climate-Covid double-punch (Dhaka Tribune, 29 August 2020)
  2. Thalassemia in the time of coronavirus (Dhaka Tribune, 7 May 2020)
  3. The forgotten thalassemia patients during the pandemic (TBS News, 8 May 2020)

Popular Bengali mainstream print media  

  1. ভ্যাকসিন ও বায়োটেক ড্রাগ তৈরিতে বাংলাদেশ কি সক্ষমতা অর্জন করেছে? (যুগান্তর, ১২ জুলাই ২০২০)
  2. সিনোভ্যাক ভ্যাকসিন ট্রায়াল বিতর্কে আইসিডিডিআরবি (যুগান্তর, ২৮ আগষ্ট ২০২০)
  3. ভ্যাকসিন ট্রায়াল নিয়ে বিতর্ক:  নিরাপত্তার বিষয়টি উপেক্ষিত (ভোরের কাগজ, ৯ সেপ্টেম্বর)
  4. টিকার ট্রায়ালে স্বেচ্ছাসেবীর সুরক্ষা ( দেশ রূপান্তর, ১৭ সেপ্টম্বর ২০২০)
  5. হিউম্যান ট্রায়ালে যেতে পারেনি গ্লোবের ‘ব্যানকোভিড’, নেই অগ্রগতিও (সারা বাংলা, ২৪ নভেম্বর ২০২০)


Interviews in mainstream media/TV-Channels 

 Dr. Mohammad Sorowar HossainExecutive Director, BRF


Concern on Globe vaccine candidate development ( Dr. Sorowar and Dr. Rezaul Karim 22 Nov 2020, Deepto TV) 

Dengue outbreak during COVID-19 pandemic: possibility and concerns ( 8 Sept 2020, Channel 24) 

Dengue during COVID-19 pandemic ( 9 Sept 2020, Radio Today)

Trend of COVID-19 pandemic and research in Bangladesh ( 11 August 2020, Channel 24)

Vaccine safety, ethics: Sinovac vaccine trial in Bangladesh  (video clip: 2.5 min and 10.5min, 19 July 2020, Channel 24)  

COVID-19 pandemic: Trend and unreported cases?  ( Dr. Sorowar and Dr. Raheem, 14 May 2020, Channel 24)  

Coronvirus from science and Islamic perspective (20 May 2020,Dawah TV)

TV Ad: Corona prevention message  ( Channel 24)  


 Dr. Rezaul Karim, Scientist, BRF 


Globe vaccine candidate: scientific evaluation  ( 28 October 2020, Radio Today)

Sinovac vaccine trial: Scientific debate (27 August 2020, Channel 24)  

Will COVID-19 vaccine protect old people? (26 August 2020, Channel 24)

Corona Newsline ( 30 July 2020, Channel 24)

How safe is COVID-19 vaccine trial (21 July 2020, Radio Today)

Corona Newline (22, July 2020, Channel 24)

COVID-19 vaccine expert discussion (12 August 2020, Channel 24) 

Mismanagement of COVID-19 treatment and possibilities (5 August 2020, Radio Today) 


 Dr. Enayetur Raheem, Head of Research, BRF 

Managing COVID-19 pandemic: Quality data is the key ( 29 April 2020, Channel 24)


Sinovac vaccine trial in Bangladesh (Dr. Jubayer Rahman, 27 August 2020, Channel 24)


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