Is the slow approach to reopening schools failing kids?

Harvard Chan School’s Joseph Allen gives America an “F” on school reopening efforts, and says we’re in danger of losing thousands of virtual dropouts and wasting mild late summer/early autumn weather we could use to boost in-person learning.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Oct. 14, 2020 ~15 min

Tags: education covid-19 coronavirus schools health-medicine alvin-powell harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health joseph-allen reopening ventilation hepa-filter colleges mask

Hands-on lessons are at the crux of new Harvard course

A new Harvard course challenges students to use science to evaluate COVID-19 policies.

Adam Zewe • harvard
Oct. 13, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: science-technology covid-19 coronavirus pandemic evelyn-hu john-doyle charlotte-moses es20r hepa-filter michael-p-brenner science-and-engineering-for-managing-covid

How COVID-19 impacts cancer research and treatment

Study represents the most comprehensive scientific survey to date about the interrelationship between COVID-19 and cancer.

Rob Levy • harvard
Oct. 8, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: cancer covid-19 coronavirus pandemic health-medicine dana-farber-cancer-institute

New tool offers insights into antibody response to COVID-19

“Viral history” tool VirScan offers new insights into antibody response to SARS-CoV-2.

Haley Bridger • harvard
Sept. 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: science-technology covid-19 coronavirus pandemic harvard-medical-school brigham-and-womens-hospital sars-cov-2

How to build trust in a COVID vaccine

A public campaign to build trust may be needed if a successful vaccine candidate is to be taken by enough Americans to interrupt the COVID pandemic, a Harvard public health expert said.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Sept. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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Vaccine protection against COVID-19 related issues

BIDMC-led research team reports vaccine protection against severe COVID-19-related pneumonia and death.

Jacqueline Mitchell • harvard
Sept. 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus health-medicine beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center vaccine dan-barouch

Cell phone location data can help monitor COVID-19 rates

Study findings support use of county-level cell phone location data as tool to estimate future trends of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jacqueline Mitchell • harvard
Aug. 31, 2020 ~4 min

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Mass. General tests new therapy for pregnant coronavirus patients

Mass General study shows the benefits of inhaled nitric oxide therapy for pregnant patients with severe and critical COVID-19.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Aug. 26, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pregnancy health-medicine mgh nitric-oxide mass-general-hospital

Vaccine strategy could aid in COVID-19 immunization

A biomaterials-based infection vaccine strategy shows first promise in eliciting immunity against SARS-CoV-2 and could be applied broadly to stave off infectious disease.

Benjamin Boettner • harvard
Aug. 19, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: science-technology covid-19 coronavirus david-mooney wyss-institute vaccine omnivax

GenderSci Lab finds more than biology influences COVID risk

The GenderSci Lab at Harvard finds that more men than women are dying of COVID-19.

Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite • harvard
Aug. 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: coronavirus gender fas and-sexuality studies-of-women health-medicine history-of-science manisha-aggarwal-schifellite gendersci-lab mimi-tarrant sarah-richardson

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