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

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

Collaboration ‘call to duty’ to battle a deadly global threat

Boston-area researchers are collaborating as part of an international partnership working on a response to the new coronavirus.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 25, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  china  basic-research  harvard-medical-school  health-medicine  alvin-powell  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  massachusetts-general-hospital  george-daley  beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center  bruce-walker  virus  vaccine  dan-barouch  david-knipe  guangzhou-institute-of-respiratory-health  mark-namchuk  therapeutics

Scientists from Harvard, China to unite against coronavirus

With nearly 78,000 cases and more than 2,300 deaths from the novel coronavirus, Harvard University scientists will join forces with colleagues from China to improve diagnostics, develop vaccines to prevent new infections, and antiviral therapies to treat existing ones.

Ekaterian Pesheva • harvard
Feb. 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  china  basic-research  harvard-medical-school  health-medicine  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  larry-bacow  george-q-daley  alan-m-garber  china-evergrande-group

Harvard expert says coronavirus likely now ‘gathering steam’

Harvard’s Marc Lipsitch said evidence indicates that the international cordon keeping coronavirus cases bottled up in China is a leaky one, and it’s likely that the relative handful of global cases reported so far are undercounted. If true, that will lead to widespread illness internationally, including in the U.S.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 11, 2020 ~12 min

Tags:  coronavirus  china  epidemic  basic-research  health-medicine  alvin-powell  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  flu  quarantine  marc-lipsitch  sars  vaccine  wuhan

Coronavirus outbreak: What we know and what we don’t know

As the number of coronavirus cases rapidly grows, the Gazette spoke with Professor of Epidemiology Marc Lipsitch, an expert in the spread of infectious disease and director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Jan. 30, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  epidemiology  coronavirus  china  basic-research  health-medicine  alvin-powell  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  marc-lipsitch  sars

Study shows China can be carbon-negative in an economically competitive way

Researchers have analyzed technical and economic viability for China to move toward carbon-negative electric power generation and found that China can do so in an economically competitive way.

Leah Burrows • harvard
April 19, 2019 ~7 min

Tags:  science-technology  sustainability  china  seas  environments-sustainability  carbon-neutral  carbon-negative-electric-power-generation  chris-p-nielsen  economic-viability  economy-and-environment  environomental  harvard-china-project-on-energy  michael-mcelroy

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