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
March 27, 2020 | harvard

~8 mins   

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell ashish-jha coronavirus covid-19 epidemic harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health sarah-fortune social-distancing yonatan-grad

Public confident they can keep themselves safe during pandemic

An ongoing survey by researchers at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is examining public attitudes toward the coronavirus pandemic.

Alvin Powell
March 23, 2020 | harvard

~7 mins   

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell coronavirus harvard-humanitarian-initiative harvard-medical-school harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health leadership patrick-vinck phuong-pham public-health social-distancing trust

Finding ways to forge through the COVID-19 pandemic

Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch outlined several scenarios — most of them bad — for getting America back to work

Alvin Powell
March 20, 2020 | harvard

~5 mins   

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell center-for-communicable-disease-dynamics coronavirus covid-19 epidemiology harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health marc-lipsitch serological-testing social-distancing

Remote work will stress-test the internet — and parts will fail

The massive shift from the office to remote work will test the internet in ways it hasn’t been tested before, a Harvard expert on the technology industry said, offering a real-time experiment that will likely see failures, but from which unexpected solutions will also emerge.

Alvin Powell
March 18, 2020 | harvard

~13 mins   

Tags: science-technology alvin-powell coronavirus covid-19 engineering engineering-technology internet jim-waldo online-learning remote-work stress-test work-from-home

Disaster expert outlines how first responders will handle COVID-19

With cases of COVID-19 multiplying, a Massachusetts General Hospital preparedness expert discusses existing challenges and the ways first responders can get ready to meet the new coronavirus.

Alvin Powell
March 12, 2020 | harvard

~10 mins   

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell coronavirus covid-19 emergency-room ems first-responder harvard-medical-school harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health massachusetts-general-hospital pandemic paul-biddinger personal-protective-equipment

Public urged to ramp up social distancing, increase coronavirus tests

Harvard epidemiologist says U.S. needs to dramatically increase testing and social distancing, adding to the closings, cancellations, and shifts online.

Alvin Powell
March 11, 2020 | harvard

~6 mins   

Tags: health-medicine containment alvin-powell center-for-communicable-disease-dynamics coronavirus covid-19 epidemic harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health marc-lipsitch

Doctors try to safeguard nursing home patients from COVID-19

Harvard-affiliated doctors try to safeguard nursing-home patients from COVID-19 by reducing number of visitors, adding health screenings.

Alvin Powell
March 10, 2020 | harvard

~9 mins   

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell basic-research coronavirus covid-19 elderly harvard-medical-school hebrew-seniorlife helen-chen nursing-home senior

MGH Wellman Center physicians bring treatment to Armenia

Lilit Garibyan has brought her medical skills back to her native Armenia, decades after her family fled during war with neighboring Azerbaijan.

Alvin Powell
March 6, 2020 | harvard

~12 mins   

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell armenia armenian-american-wellness-center basic-research harvard-medical-school hemangioma lilit-garibyan massachusetts-general-hospital port-wine-stain richard-rox-anderson wellman-center-for-photomedicine

Was Charles Darwin first? Kind of depends

Charles Darwin’s work arose in an era where many were thinking about the source of nature’s variety.

Alvin Powell
March 5, 2020 | harvard

~6 mins   

Tags: science-technology alvin-powell arnold-arboretum charles-darwin evolution evolution-matters harvard-museum-of-natural-history harvard-museums-of-science-and-culture william-friedman

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