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 • harvard
March 20, 2020 ~5 min

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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

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Hundreds of U.S. coronavirus cases may have slipped through screenings

Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch says two-thirds of travelers with coronavirus who are entering U.S. may have been missed by screening efforts.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 4, 2020 ~6 min

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Officials say slow rollout of COVID-19 tests ineffective

A rapid expansion of coronavirus testing is needed to understand the extent and nature of the epidemic’s track in the U.S., Harvard experts said.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 3, 2020 ~7 min

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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

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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

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Coronavirus outbreak: What we know and what we don’t know

As the number of coronavirus cases rapidly grows, the Gazette spoke with Professor of Epidemiology Marc Lipsitch, an expert in the spread of infectious disease and director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Jan. 30, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  epidemiology  coronavirus  china  basic-research  health-medicine  alvin-powell  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  marc-lipsitch  sars

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