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.
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Anthony Fauci, one of the government’s top authorities on the coronavirus pandemic, said that simple measures including wearing masks, avoiding bars, and spending time outdoors can tame the pandemic, but only if widely adopted.
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Officials in states that appear to have COVID-19 under control should keep an eye on a slow rise in cases, and take the chance to enact modest measures before case numbers begin to rise rapidly again, a Harvard expert said.
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A single-shot COVID-19 vaccine is being developed by scientists led by a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center immunologist.
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Seven researchers discuss the importance of COVID-19 research and pandemic preparedness, the value of teamwork, and the fragility of life.
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Modeling study offers fresh insights into stealthy nature of coronavirus and how easily it jumps from person to person.
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Harvard researchers, drawing on insights from tuberculosis research, say air conditioners may be a factor in COVID-19’s spread down South, and relatively inexpensive germicidal ultraviolet lights a weapon.
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As a result of COVID-19 shutdowns, a $15 billion loss in the primary care sector is expected to threaten practice viability, reducing further an already insufficient number of primary care providers in the United States.
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As school officials worry about whether they can safely reopen their districts in the fall, Joseph Allen, a Harvard healthy buildings expert has an answer: yes.
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