Harvard expert outlines recommendations for school reopenings

As school officials worry about whether they can safely reopen their districts in the fall, Joseph Allen, a Harvard healthy buildings expert has an answer: yes.

Alvin Powell • harvard
June 25, 2020 ~6 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

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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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How to prevent overwhelming hospitals and build immunity

Social distancing could allow a level of infection that can be handled by the health care system, but would build enough immunity to strangle the epidemic.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 27, 2020 ~8 min

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Public confident they can keep themselves safe during pandemic

An ongoing survey by researchers at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is examining public attitudes toward the coronavirus pandemic.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 23, 2020 ~7 min

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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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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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