Vaccines may arrive in record time, but the virus has been faster

Vaccines that might protect against COVID-19 have entered phase 3 trials — the last step before regular approval in humans — in record time, but the virus has moved faster, experts say.

Alvin Powell • harvard
July 28, 2020 ~8 min

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Harvard experts say Massachusetts may need 1.4 million COVID tests

Massachusetts may need 1.4 million COVID-19 tests and ramp up to tens of thousands given a day, Harvard experts said.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 13, 2020 ~6 min

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Collaboration ‘call to duty’ to battle a deadly global threat

Boston-area researchers are collaborating as part of an international partnership working on a response to the new coronavirus.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 25, 2020 ~9 min

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Harvard Medical School Dean George Daley voices concerns about new Trump administration restrictions on use of fetal tissue in research

With the Trump administration halting fetal tissue research at two prominent scientific institutions and new plans to review such research elsewhere, Harvard Medical School Dean George Daley discussed the importance of research using these tissues, which would otherwise be discarded, in creating vaccines and treatments and enhancing our understanding of human biology.

Alvin Powell • harvard
June 26, 2019 ~13 min

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A $200M pledge to Harvard to turn medical discoveries into treatments

A pledge for $200 million to Harvard Medical School will support translation of medical research into treatments and cures.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Nov. 8, 2018 ~9 min

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