A way to manage surge in nursing home COVID-19 cases

Efforts to protect nursing home patients should include moving residents from facilities and increased testing, said Harvard epidemiologist Michael Mina.

Al Powell • harvard
April 6, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  epidemic  harvard-medical-school  health-medicine  brigham-and-womens-hospital  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  michael-mina  immunity  nursing-homes  serological-test

How to prevent overwhelming hospitals and build immunity

Social distancing could allow a level of infection that can be handled by the health care system, but would build enough immunity to strangle the epidemic.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  epidemic  health-medicine  alvin-powell  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  yonatan-grad  ashish-jha  social-distancing  sarah-fortune

Public urged to ramp up social distancing, increase coronavirus tests

Harvard epidemiologist says U.S. needs to dramatically increase testing and social distancing, adding to the closings, cancellations, and shifts online.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 11, 2020 ~6 min

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

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 • harvard
Feb. 27, 2020 ~13 min

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

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 • harvard
Feb. 11, 2020 ~12 min

Tags:  coronavirus  china  epidemic  basic-research  health-medicine  alvin-powell  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  flu  quarantine  marc-lipsitch  sars  vaccine  wuhan

As confirmed cases of coronavirus surge, path grows uncertain

Harvard epidemiologist Michael Mina said as many as 100,000 people are likely already infected with the new coronavirus, with many more likely to come.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  coronavirus  epidemic  health-medicine  alvin-powell  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  elana-gordon  michael-mina  quarantine

Harvard’s Barry Bloom and Juliette Kayyem discuss measles outbreak

Harvard public health and public safety experts recommended public education, elimination of nonmedical vaccination exemptions for schoolkids, and potentially more severe penalties as a way to get parents to comply with measles vaccination guidelines.

Alvin Powell • harvard
June 11, 2019 ~24 min

Tags:  public-health  epidemic  harvard-kennedy-school  health-medicine  alvin-powell  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  measles  barry-bloom  anti-vaccination  herd-immunity  juliette-kayyem  medical-exemption  outbreak  public-safety  vaccination

Harvard researchers explore correlation between trust in leaders and combating Ebola

A new survey by Harvard researchers shows that trust in leaders and institutions are at a low ebb in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, highlighting the importance of gaining trust as part of the response to the growing Ebola epidemic there.

Alvin Powell • harvard
April 5, 2019 ~8 min

Tags:  global-health  ebola  epidemic  harvard-medical-school  health-medicine  alvin-powell  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  harvard-humanitarian-initiative  vaccine  patrick-vinck  phuong-pham  trust  democratic-republic-of-the-congo

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