Study: Half of COVID-19 cases may be caused by "silent spreaders"
- July 09, 2020Source: NPR
ALISON GALVANI: You will have missed your window of opportunity to curtail their transmission. It makes it much more challenging to control the disease. It's a gap that we need to close in order to bring this disease under control.
- July 08, 2020Source: NPR
With the surge in new coronavirus cases in the U.S., demand for testing has also risen sharply, and labs are falling behind.
- April 02, 2020
Travel bans, screenings and lockdown procedures were effective in slowing early global spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), but these measures alone were inadequate to contain the epidemic, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds.
- February 18, 2020Source: Newsweek
The Medicare For All plan proposed by Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren would save taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars each year and would prevent tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths, a new study shows.
- February 15, 2020Source: The Lancet
Alison Galvani and the Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis - recent Lancet paper cited in the Democratic Primary debates.
- December 03, 2019Source: Forbes
Wait for it. Wait for it. That’s what the world has been doing ever since 1984 with the “it” being an effective and safe HIV vaccine. That year Margaret Heckler, then the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, said in a press conference, “we hope to have a vaccine ready for testing in about two years,” and added, “"yet another terrible disease is about to yield to patience, persistence and outright genius.” Those words offered some encouragement that an HIV vaccine could have been available for use before the end of the 1980’s. Well, that prediction turned out to be off by oh about 30 years and counting. But after years of “wait for it,” there is optimism that the legendary arrival of a real HIV vaccine could happen as soon as 2021.
- November 07, 2018Source: POZ
Despite many years of enthusiastic calls for an “end to AIDS,” experts have yet to settle on what that would actually entail.
- April 30, 2018Source: U.S. News & World Report
A truly dismal flu vaccine could still save thousands of lives, as long as roughly 40 percent of Americans got their shots, new research suggests.
- April 18, 2018Source: Healio
Approximately 99% of prenatal Zika infections could be avoided through immunization with a vaccine that demonstrates 75% efficacy, according to findings published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.