Alumni fight COVID-19 battle on many fronts

The Gazette asked alumni who are engaged in the battle against the novel coronavirus to share their experiences and how their work has radically changed.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
May 12, 2020 ~17 min

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In creating a coronavirus vaccine, researchers prepare for future

In response to this public health crisis, researchers in the Precision Vaccines Program at Boston Children’s Hospital are on the front lines of developing a vaccine specially targeted toward older populations

Alice McCarthy • harvard
March 13, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  engineering  covid-19  coronavirus  immune-system  basic-research  harvard-medical-school  health-medicine  elderly  vaccine  adjuvants  precision-vaccines-program

Doctors try to safeguard nursing home patients from COVID-19

Harvard-affiliated doctors try to safeguard nursing-home patients from COVID-19 by reducing number of visitors, adding health screenings.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 10, 2020 ~9 min

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Health care spending on Medicare elderly dips, study finds

Health care spending among the Medicare population age 65 and older has slowed dramatically since 2005, and as much as half of that reduction can be attributed to reduced spending on cardiovascular disease, a new Harvard study has found.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Feb. 4, 2019 ~8 min

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