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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Math model suggests optimal coronavirus treatment strategies

A biology-based mathematical model indicates why COVID-19 outcomes vary widely and how therapy can be tailored to match the needs of specific patient groups.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Jan. 5, 2021 ~6 min

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Research labs score perfect COVID safety records

Six months after reopening, Harvard’s labs report an unblemished safety record, important contributions to the state’s economy, and an array of scientific findings, albeit with the requisite frustration of operating during a pandemic.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Dec. 18, 2020 ~7 min

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Seasonal changes in UV may increase spread of COVID-19

Seasonal changes in UV may alter the spread of COVID but not as much as social distancing.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Dec. 16, 2020 ~5 min

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Will there be a post-Thanksgiving coronavirus surge?

Evidence of a post-Thanksgiving surge should be emerging this week, a Harvard epidemiologist said, advising people who gathered together to get tested or assume they’re infected.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Dec. 2, 2020 ~5 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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Ways to stay positive during this year’s holiday season

Harvard psychiatric epidemiologist Karestan Koenen said acknowledging that this Thanksgiving will be hard is a first step toward a meaningful holiday.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Nov. 18, 2020 ~6 min

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Safest way to handle the holidays during a pandemic

William Hanage, an associate professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, offers key advice as the holidays approach.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Nov. 9, 2020 ~4 min

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Fauci and Paul Farmer see slow process ahead in COVID battle

Medical experts say a vaccine will be a key development in the fight against the coronavirus, but warned against thinking its deployment will mean the fight is over.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Nov. 2, 2020 ~6 min

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Drug being tested for at-home treatment in hopes of slowing virus

A new trial at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is aiming to disrupt COVID-19’s attack early in its course by treating patients immediately after symptoms appear with a widely used antiviral drug that, if it works, could be rapidly repurposed to fight the coronavirus.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Oct. 29, 2020 ~4 min

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