Cheap, frequent COVID tests could be ‘akin to vaccine,’ professor says

Shifting the U.S.'s COVID-19 testing strategy to emphasize inexpensive, daily tests would break national transmission chains within weeks, an infectious disease testing expert said.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Aug. 11, 2020 ~6 min

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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 • harvard
March 20, 2020 ~5 min

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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 • harvard
March 11, 2020 ~6 min

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Hundreds of U.S. coronavirus cases may have slipped through screenings

Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch says two-thirds of travelers with coronavirus who are entering U.S. may have been missed by screening efforts.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 4, 2020 ~6 min

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Key coronavirus question: How are children affected?

A key unanswered question in the coronavirus epidemic concerns why children seem to be getting fewer or less-serious infections from the new contagion.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 27, 2020 ~13 min

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