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

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic health-medicine broad-institute anna-greka benjamin-gewurz deb-hung marcia-goldberg michael-gillette pradeep-natarajan roby-bhattacharyya

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

How to keep love alive in the midst of a pandemic

An expert in romantic relationships talks about the ways couples can keep relationships healthy in the time of COVID-19.

Liz Mineo • harvard
May 21, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic health-medicine joanne-davila love-in-the-time-of-covid-19 romantic-relationship

Harvard Medical School uses telemedicine as a way forward

COVID-19 pandemic spurs the creation of new, remote teaching methods at Harvard Medical School.

M.R.F. Buckley • harvard
May 15, 2020 ~12 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic harvard-medical-school health-medicine john-darymple sara-fazio susan-frankl telemedicine

Lessons from the center of the state’s pandemic

Researcher Katharine Robb details how housing policies affect social and health crises, like the current pandemic.

Daniel Harsha • harvard
May 5, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic health-medicine chelsea housing-policy katharine-robb

Harvard alums on the front lines

Physicians caring for different populations in three hospitals describe life in the midst of a pandemic.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
April 27, 2020 ~23 min

Tags: covid-19 pandemic health-medicine bellevue-hospital judy-salerno mallika-marshall medical-care mgh-chelsea-health-center nyu-downtown-hospital new-york tony-dajer

Looking at COVID-19 through healthy-building eyes

Joseph Allen laid out how existing building safety guidelines might be adapted to make workplaces safer in the age of COVID.

Alvin Powell • harvard
April 24, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 pandemic health-medicine alvin-powell harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health joseph-allen healthy-buildings economy reopening workplace-safety

Warm weather may have no impact on COVID-19

Harvard researchers are turning to two common cold viruses to learn lessons about how the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 might behave in the coming months.

Alvin Powell • harvard
April 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 pandemic health-medicine sars-cov-2 cold-virus

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