Is it time to resume COVID restrictions in some safe states?

Officials in states that appear to have COVID-19 under control should keep an eye on a slow rise in cases, and take the chance to enact modest measures before case numbers begin to rise rapidly again, a Harvard expert said.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Aug. 3, 2020 ~5 min

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Social media used to spread, create COVID-19 falsehoods

Analysts in public health, politics, and technology discuss the “pandemic” of COVID-19 misinformation being shared around the world.

Christina Pazzanese • harvard
May 8, 2020 ~10 min

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How to prevent overwhelming hospitals and build immunity

Social distancing could allow a level of infection that can be handled by the health care system, but would build enough immunity to strangle the epidemic.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 27, 2020 ~8 min

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Tool to help decision-makers during the coronavirus outbreak

Harvard’s Global Health Institute puts its research expertise into motion, helping hospitals assess capacity and quality of care so they can prepare for COVID-19 patients appropriately.

Mary Todd Bergman • harvard
March 18, 2020 ~6 min

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In health care, AI offers promise — and hype

AI is coming to a hospital near you — but it may be in the world’s remote regions that it could impact patients most. However, experts gathered at Harvard said its potential will not be realized unless it is deployed as part of broader health care solutions, not simply as a tool in search of problems.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 28, 2019 ~11 min

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