Hands-on lessons are at the crux of new Harvard course

A new Harvard course challenges students to use science to evaluate COVID-19 policies.

Adam Zewe • harvard
Oct. 13, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: science-technology covid-19 coronavirus pandemic evelyn-hu john-doyle charlotte-moses es20r hepa-filter michael-p-brenner science-and-engineering-for-managing-covid

How COVID-19 impacts cancer research and treatment

Study represents the most comprehensive scientific survey to date about the interrelationship between COVID-19 and cancer.

Rob Levy • harvard
Oct. 8, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: cancer covid-19 coronavirus pandemic health-medicine dana-farber-cancer-institute

New tool offers insights into antibody response to COVID-19

“Viral history” tool VirScan offers new insights into antibody response to SARS-CoV-2.

Haley Bridger • harvard
Sept. 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: science-technology covid-19 coronavirus pandemic harvard-medical-school brigham-and-womens-hospital sars-cov-2

How to build trust in a COVID vaccine

A public campaign to build trust may be needed if a successful vaccine candidate is to be taken by enough Americans to interrupt the COVID pandemic, a Harvard public health expert said.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Sept. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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Cell phone location data can help monitor COVID-19 rates

Study findings support use of county-level cell phone location data as tool to estimate future trends of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jacqueline Mitchell • harvard
Aug. 31, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic health-medicine mount-auburn-hospital

A closer look at America’s pandemic-fueled anger

The anger you’re seeing in the nation and your neighborhood — call it pandemic rage — is not in your imagination, according to a McLean hospital psychologist, who explains where it comes from and how to fight it.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Aug. 14, 2020 ~14 min

Tags: mental-health covid-19 coronavirus pandemic harvard-medical-school health-medicine alvin-powell mclean-hospital david-h-rosmarin anger domestic-violence violence

How to understand COVID-19-related loss of smell

New study finds olfactory support cells, not neurons, are vulnerable to novel coronavirus infection.

Kevin Jiang • harvard
July 24, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic health-medicine smell-loss

Lessons from a pandemic

Seven researchers discuss the importance of COVID-19 research and pandemic preparedness, the value of teamwork, and the fragility of life.

lan Mochari, Namrata Sengupta, Kelsey Tsipis • harvard
July 17, 2020 ~17 min

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Data shows Americans moving around at near pre-pandemic rates

Cellphone mobility data shows that most Americans have put the coronavirus lockdown in the rearview mirror and are moving about at nearly the same rate as they were before the pandemic began, according to a Harvard epidemiologist who studies such data.

Alvin Powell • harvard
June 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: science-technology covid-19 pandemic alvin-powell harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health social-distancing reopening caroline-buckee mobility-data

New studies are estimating spending on COVID-19

A new report published by the Brookings Institution estimates national health care spending for COVID-19 care and discusses its policy implications.

Lauren Jett • harvard
June 2, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic harvard-medical-school health-medicine health-care matthew-fiedler zirui-song

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