Technology can keep up with COVID variants, say experts

Despite worries that a new coronavirus variant may be able to evade vaccines just being distributed, a Harvard public health expert expressed confidence in the same technology that produced the vaccines in record time.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Jan. 22, 2021 ~6 min

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Assessing the latest U.S. dietary guidelines

Harvard Chan School professor Eric Rimm looks at the updated U.S. dietary guidelines — what’s changed and what should change.

Amy Roeder • harvard
Jan. 21, 2021 ~6 min

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Anthony Fauci offers a timeline for ending COVID-19 pandemic

Anthony Fauci predicted herd immunity by next fall and “normality” by 2021’s end, as long as enough people get vaccinated to bring the pandemic to an end.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Dec. 10, 2020 ~8 min

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Chan School dean outlines ‘action agenda’ for global health

COVID-19 has not only sickened and killed millions around the globe, it has wreaked havoc on existing programs to fight health ills that affect millions more. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Dean Michelle Williams discusses with the Gazette an “action agenda” on global health for the incoming Biden administration.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Dec. 10, 2020 ~16 min

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Closing the mortality gap between Black and white patients

Mortality rate after cancer surgery drops during 10-year period, but gap persists between Black and white patients.

Rob Levy • harvard
Dec. 3, 2020 ~3 min

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Will there be a post-Thanksgiving coronavirus surge?

Evidence of a post-Thanksgiving surge should be emerging this week, a Harvard epidemiologist said, advising people who gathered together to get tested or assume they’re infected.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Dec. 2, 2020 ~5 min

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Vaccine rollout is a chance for the U.S. to get it right

Experts said the complex rollout of a coronavirus vaccine gives the U.S. a chance for a win after the virus gained the upper hand in its initial phase.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Nov. 23, 2020 ~8 min

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Ways to stay positive during this year’s holiday season

Harvard psychiatric epidemiologist Karestan Koenen said acknowledging that this Thanksgiving will be hard is a first step toward a meaningful holiday.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Nov. 18, 2020 ~6 min

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Safest way to handle the holidays during a pandemic

William Hanage, an associate professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, offers key advice as the holidays approach.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Nov. 9, 2020 ~4 min

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COVID carries triple risks for college students of color

College students of color not only face a disproportionate risk of contracting COVID-19, they are particularly vulnerable to its psychological damage — especially when the longtime struggle against inequality and the current financial crisis are factored in, said speakers at a virtual Harvard forum.

John Laidler • harvard
Oct. 28, 2020 ~6 min

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