The University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections


Editor-in-Chief: Forest W. Arnold, DO, Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiologist, UofL Health - UofL Hospital
  Jose Bordon, MD, PhD, CEO and founding chair of Washington Health Institute
Managing Editor: Kim Buckner, University of Louisville
  Alex Glynn, University of Louisville

Current Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1 (2021)

Original Research


Lack of Association of the ABO Blood Group with COVID-19 risk and Severity in Hospitalized Patients in Louisville, KY
Rafael Fernandez-Botran, Meredith Cahill, Raghava S. Ambadapoodi, Evelyn Exposito Gonzalez, Stephen P. Furmanek, Ruth Carrico, Jose Bordon, and Julio A. Ramirez


Facial Mask Use and COVID-19 Protection Measures in Jefferson County, Kentucky: Results from an Observational Survey, November 5−11, 2020
Seyed M. Karimi, Sonali S. Salunkhe, Kelsey B. White, Sahal A. Alzahrani, Bert Little, William P. McKinney, Natalie DuPre, Riten Mitra, YuTing Chen, Martha M Popescu, Emily R. Adkins, Julia A. Barclay, Emmanuel Ezekekwu, Caleb.He X. He, Dylan M Hurst, Aravindreddy Kothagadi, Shaminul H. Shakib, Devin N. Swinney, David A. Johnson, Rebecca Hollenbach, and Sarah Moyer


Development of a real-time Reverse-Transcription PCR for SARS CoV-2 on the Luminex ARIES® Platform
Subathra Marimuthu, Holly Aliesky, Brigid Connelly, Danial Arsalan Malik, and Leslie A Wolf



A Transition of ULJRI Leadership
Forest W. Arnold and Jose Bordon


To Preprint or Not to Preprint
Forest W. Arnold, Kimberley A. Buckner, Alex Glynn, Jessica Petrey, and Jose Bordon

Opinion Piece


Defining Early and Late Clinical Outcomes in Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Pneumonia
Julio A. Ramirez, Jose Bordon, Rodrigo Cavallazzi, Stephen P. Furmanek, Jiapeng Huang, Timothy L. Wiemken, and Forest W. Arnold


Review Article

Case Report

Brief Review


An Update on the Leading COVID-19 Vaccines
Ahmed A. Eladely; Javaria Anwer MBBS; Ashwini Gotimukul MBBS; Manish KC MBBS; Jessica Petrey MSLS; Alex Glynn MA; Ruth M. Carrico PhD, DNP; and Julio A. Ramirez MD