Vaccines should end the pandemic, despite the variants, say experts

Can the current crop of vaccines get us to herd immunity even if variants become widespread? A Harvard immunologist says yes.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 25, 2021 ~6 min

U.S. may miss surge from variant that sent Britain reeling

A Harvard epidemiologist said the forces of seasonality, slowly rising immunity, and shifting personal behavior will likely create a viral variant landscape with regional spikes in the months to come rather than a uniform national wave.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 19, 2021 ~5 min

Brace yourself for another COVID surge — and mask up, say experts

With new coronavirus variants on the U.S. pandemic scene, experts say brace yourself for another surge — and mask up.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 10, 2021 ~8 min

Dan Barouch discusses new coronavirus variants

Harvard Medical School Professor Dan Barouch said the “complicated pandemic” means more work lies ahead.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 1, 2021 ~13 min

Technology can keep up with COVID variants, say experts

Despite worries that a new coronavirus variant may be able to evade vaccines just being distributed, a Harvard public health expert expressed confidence in the same technology that produced the vaccines in record time.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Jan. 22, 2021 ~6 min