Technology can keep up with COVID variants, say experts

Despite worries that a new coronavirus variant may be able to evade vaccines just being distributed, a Harvard public health expert expressed confidence in the same technology that produced the vaccines in record time.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Jan. 22, 2021 ~6 min

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Coronavirus variant dampens prospects for return to normal

Will the British variant’s transmissibility upset summer plans?

Alvin Powell • harvard
Jan. 6, 2021 ~7 min

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Vaccine rollout is a chance for the U.S. to get it right

Experts said the complex rollout of a coronavirus vaccine gives the U.S. a chance for a win after the virus gained the upper hand in its initial phase.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Nov. 23, 2020 ~8 min

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What we can expect from 2 experimental vaccines

Barry Bloom from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health offers context about the news that two experimental vaccines appear to confer a high level of protection from the coronavirus.

Karen Feldscher • harvard
Nov. 19, 2020 ~5 min

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How to build trust in a COVID vaccine

A public campaign to build trust may be needed if a successful vaccine candidate is to be taken by enough Americans to interrupt the COVID pandemic, a Harvard public health expert said.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Sept. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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Penarth 'dinosaur footprints' investigated by museum

The prospect of a "really, really exciting" find will be checked by the Natural History Museum, experts say.

By Nick Hartley • bbcnews
Aug. 26, 2020 ~4 min

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Assessing where vaccine efforts stand and the challenges ahead

Rising nationalism and global inequity will be hurdles to the distribution of COVID vaccines, despite the comparatively “lightning” fast scientific response to the pandemic so far, a Harvard infectious disease expert said Thursday.

Alvin Powell • harvard
May 8, 2020 ~8 min

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Officials say slow rollout of COVID-19 tests ineffective

A rapid expansion of coronavirus testing is needed to understand the extent and nature of the epidemic’s track in the U.S., Harvard experts said.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 3, 2020 ~7 min

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Harvard’s Barry Bloom and Juliette Kayyem discuss measles outbreak

Harvard public health and public safety experts recommended public education, elimination of nonmedical vaccination exemptions for schoolkids, and potentially more severe penalties as a way to get parents to comply with measles vaccination guidelines.

Alvin Powell • harvard
June 11, 2019 ~24 min

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In Allston, Harvard’s ArtLab takes shape

The innovation center called the ArtLab, a 9,000-square-foot multiuse space designed to host collaborations, gatherings, film screenings, dance rehearsals, and more, will formally open next fall in Allston, but will be active before then.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Feb. 25, 2019 ~5 min

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