Harvard Chan School students become volunteer workforce

Soon hundreds of students from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will begin assisting with phone calls and emails, and taking part in efforts to identify and reach out to anyone who may have come into contact with someone infected with the novel coronavirus.

Colleen Walsh
April 3, 2020 | harvard

~9 mins

Tags: health-medicine centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention coronavirus covid-19 harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health harvard-university-health-services massachusetts-department-of-public-health michelle-williams world-health-organization

Harvard Chan School forum offers advice for dealing with stress

Third in series of Chan School forums offers tips for dealing with COVID-19 anxieties.

Clea Simon
April 3, 2020 | harvard

~6 mins

Tags: health-medicine amantia-ametaj anxiety archana-basu harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health kristina-korte mental-health stress


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
March 27, 2020 | harvard

~8 mins

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

Chan School session breaks down ways to ease stress

Chan School online forum aims to teach how to deal with pandemic stress.

Clea Simon
March 26, 2020 | harvard

~6 mins

Tags: health-medicine christy-denckla coronavirus covid-19 harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health karmel-choi mental-health resilience stress

Public confident they can keep themselves safe during pandemic

An ongoing survey by researchers at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is examining public attitudes toward the coronavirus pandemic.

Alvin Powell
March 23, 2020 | harvard

~7 mins

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell coronavirus harvard-humanitarian-initiative harvard-medical-school harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health leadership patrick-vinck phuong-pham public-health social-distancing trust

Finding ways to forge through the COVID-19 pandemic

Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch outlined several scenarios — most of them bad — for getting America back to work

Alvin Powell
March 20, 2020 | harvard

~5 mins

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell center-for-communicable-disease-dynamics coronavirus covid-19 epidemiology harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health marc-lipsitch serological-testing social-distancing


Disaster expert outlines how first responders will handle COVID-19

With cases of COVID-19 multiplying, a Massachusetts General Hospital preparedness expert discusses existing challenges and the ways first responders can get ready to meet the new coronavirus.

Alvin Powell
March 12, 2020 | harvard

~10 mins

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell coronavirus covid-19 emergency-room ems first-responder harvard-medical-school harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health massachusetts-general-hospital pandemic paul-biddinger personal-protective-equipment

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
March 11, 2020 | harvard

~6 mins

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

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