YSPH in the Media - Selected Links
Trump’s embraced the Great Barrington Declaration, a document that recommends ‘herd immunity’ through uncontrolled infection, but scientists say the only safe way to herd immunity is with a vaccine.
- October 26, 2020
Hack Your Habits: An Unusual Guide to Escape Motivational Traps, Bypass Willpower Problems and Accelerate Your Success.Source: NPR
RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: It's hard to measure a second wave of the coronavirus when we never really got out of the first one. But however you define it, coronavirus in the U.S. is surging. Some parts of the country are passing more restrictions to try to combat the record number of cases. This as we have yet another coronavirus outbreak in the White House.
- October 26, 2020Source: CGTN
Twenty-six new coronavirus cases were detected between Sunday and Monday in the remote city of Kashgar in China's far west, bringing the total of asymptomatic patients in the region to 164.
- October 26, 2020Source: Digital Journal
In an open letter to the American people posted on the website Medium (here), nearly 500 public health professionals have endorsed Joe Biden to be the next President of the United States. Public Health Professionals for Biden took this unprecedented step because they are deeply concerned by the response of President Trump to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- October 24, 2020Source: Waco Tribune
here are many ways to deal with a threat. One of the least sophisticated strategies is to simply attempt to overwhelm your opponent with superior numbers. In the military, it’s a “human wave attack.” Its counterpart in dealing with pandemics is known as “herd immunity.” Both strategies needlessly sacrifice large numbers of human beings and can still manage to fail.
- October 22, 2020Source: Yale Daily News
Amy Tang ’24 begins discussing Aristotle at three in the morning. She speaks with classmates in her Directed Studies philosophy seminar — though they are 12 hours and an ocean away.
- October 22, 2020Source: NHR Insider
When Casey Dunn and Erika Edwards kept hearing from their kids Lucy and Henry how upset they were that Halloween would be curtailed this year because of COVID-19 fears, the grown-ups started thinking about a new way to get candy to children.
- October 22, 2020
Covid-19: Vaccine trials need more transparency to enable scrutiny and earn public trust, say expertsSource: BMJ
Eleven covid-19 vaccine candidates are in phase III clinical trials. But while the scientists involved have been praised for their speed, others are calling for more transparency to ensure studies are robust and the evidence is sound. Elisabeth Mahase reports.
- October 22, 2020Source: The Seattle Times
Food and Drug Administration advisers are meeting Thursday to give advice on complex issues involving the approval of coronavirus vaccines, opening a new chapter in the unprecedented battle against the pathogen while seeking to reassure the public that science, not politics, will dictate when shots are cleared.
- October 21, 2020
Community Leaders Say Conn. Must Address Trust Issues In Black Communities Ahead Of COVID-19 VaccineSource: WNPR
The timeline on a COVID-19 vaccine is generally unknown, but whether one is approved this year or the next, Wizdom Powell said it won’t help much if Black residents lack confidence in its safety and effectiveness.