App reveals loss of taste, smell coronavirus indicators

Researchers deploying a smartphone app to 2.6 million users have determined that the loss of smell and taste are most predictive symptoms of COVID-19.

Alvin Powell • harvard
June 1, 2020 ~7 min

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Wilderness medicine fellows return to lend a hand

Wilderness medicine fellows were among those whose attention has been turned homeward, where they’re pitching in to fight COVID-19 in the ER.

Alvin Powell • harvard
May 6, 2020 ~12 min

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How to ease loneliness and feel more connected

Harvard experts suggest using creativity and looking out for others as ways to get over our own loneliness as keeping socially distanced grinds on.

Alvin Powell • harvard
May 4, 2020 ~8 min

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Third-year resident describes a day in the life of an ER doctor

Urgent-care physician Anita Chary has turned her attention to treating those suffering from COVID-19 in recent weeks.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
April 29, 2020 ~14 min

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Social-distancing measures may be flattening the curve

A top emergency-preparedness official with Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital says recent modeling shows social distancing is working to flatten the curve.

Alvin Powell • harvard
April 10, 2020 ~5 min

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Online course to train medical pros on use of mechanical ventilators

Harvard and EdX, the virtual learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT, announced the launch of a free online course designed to train frontline medical professionals to operate the mechanical ventilators needed to treat COVID-19 patients.

Nate Herpich • harvard
April 9, 2020 ~11 min

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Harvard scientists work to find coronavirus treatment

As the pandemic intensifies, Harvard scientists work to find a treatment.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
March 30, 2020 ~14 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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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 • harvard
March 12, 2020 ~10 min

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MGH Wellman Center physicians bring treatment to Armenia

Lilit Garibyan has brought her medical skills back to her native Armenia, decades after her family fled during war with neighboring Azerbaijan.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 6, 2020 ~12 min

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