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
March 3, 2020 | harvard

~7 mins

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell barry-bloom china-health-partnership coronavirus covid-19 harvard-medical-school harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health marc-lipsitch

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
Feb. 27, 2020 | harvard

~13 mins

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

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
Feb. 24, 2020 | harvard

~5 mins

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

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
Feb. 11, 2020 | harvard

~12 mins

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell basic-research china coronavirus epidemic flu harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health marc-lipsitch quarantine 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
Jan. 30, 2020 | harvard

~9 mins

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

Arboretum welcomes botanists from China for inaugural expedition

Chinese botanists collect seeds during their inaugural expedition in the Appalachian Mountains with members of the Arnold Arboretum.

Harvard Gazette
Nov. 20, 2019 | harvard

~9 mins

Tags: science-technology appalachian-mountains asa-gray north-america-china-plant-exploration-consortium the-arnold-arboretum-of-harvard-university

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
April 19, 2019 | harvard

~7 mins

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

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