Pandemic pushing people to the breaking point, say experts

The coronavirus has had an unexpected mental health impact, striking hardest where its physical impacts are lowest: among youths and young adults.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Jan. 27, 2021 ~6 min

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

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

There are 5 easy steps to tame COVID-19, says Fauci

Anthony Fauci, one of the government’s top authorities on the coronavirus pandemic, said that simple measures including wearing masks, avoiding bars, and spending time outdoors can tame the pandemic, but only if widely adopted.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Aug. 6, 2020 ~8 min

Lawrence Summers says national pandemic response lacking

Harvard economist and former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers said we’re in greater danger of doing too little to fight COVID-19 than too much.

Alvin Powell • harvard
June 19, 2020 ~6 min

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 • harvard
April 3, 2020 ~9 min

Stigma of opioids keeps users from seeking help, taints views of medical professionals

“Can you think of all the tax dollars it’s cost for you to go to detox?” the doctor asked Raina McMahan when she arrived at the clinic in Revere seeking help for her 15-year heroin addiction. “What is the matter with you?” McMahan, now six years into her recovery and a certified recovery coach at […]

Alvin Powell • harvard
Oct. 11, 2019 ~9 min

Cancer researchers come to Harvard to share findings, launch center for early detection

Amid projections that global cancer rates will skyrocket, researchers from around the country gathered at Harvard Monday to share their latest findings and to launch a center whose aim is to boost cancer early detection and prevention.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 5, 2019 ~8 min