Assessing where vaccine efforts stand and the challenges ahead

Rising nationalism and global inequity will be hurdles to the distribution of COVID vaccines, despite the comparatively “lightning” fast scientific response to the pandemic so far, a Harvard infectious disease expert said Thursday.

Alvin Powell • harvard
May 8, 2020 ~8 min

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Feeling of alienation could account for higher rates of mental illness among minority students

Experts gathered at the Harvard Chan School said despite progress at making college student bodies more diverse, work still needs to be done to make students of all backgrounds feel welcome, a key step in heading off increased rates of mental illness such students experience on campus.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Sept. 19, 2019 ~9 min

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Experts gather at Harvard to discuss future food solutions

A panel of experts at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health discussed how the globe might feed an estimated human population of 10 billion by midcentury and suggested a diet high in plant foods, low in red meat, as well as a host of reforms to how food is produced and distributed today.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 22, 2019 ~9 min

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Even among the insured, cost of illness can be devastating, Harvard-backed poll finds

Professor Robert Blendon of Harvard Chan School led discussion of a new poll that shows devastating costs in serious illness even among patients with health insurance.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Dec. 7, 2018 ~5 min

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Harvard forum examines U.S. health care ahead of midterms

A Harvard Chan School forum discussed the stakes for U.S. health care in the midterm elections, including the prospect of Medicaid expansion.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Nov. 2, 2018 ~4 min

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