More about the YSPH Covid-19 Pandemic Response
The inactivated vaccine, CoronaVac, proved effective in combatting COVID-19 in the city of Manaus, Brazil, where the highly transmissible P.1 variant emerged and has devastated the local population, researchers from Brazil and the Yale School of Public Health have found.
- March 19, 2021
Top Yale professors shared their strategies this week for combating vaccine hesitancy, myths and misinformation in a panel discussion moderated by Vanessa Kerry, a senior fellow at the Yale Jackson Center for Global Affairs.
- March 15, 2021Source: YaleNews
In what is believed to be the first published study of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, a research team co-led by the Yale School of Public Health found a widely used vaccine is highly successful in preventing infections.
- March 11, 2021Source: Yale News
Mailing a package of SARS-CoV-2 tests to every household in America and asking people to use them once a week could greatly reduce total infections and mortality at a justifiable cost, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) finds.
- March 10, 2021
It has been generations since a world event enveloped us all in a shared trauma that motivates so many people to volunteer their time, shift career priorities and do their part. The COVID-19 pandemic’s lack of respect for borders and boundaries has also led to innovative and collaborative new partnerships for public health and the Yale community.
- March 09, 2021Source: Yale COVID Mapping Initiative
Nearly all Connecticut schools closed after the onset of COVID-19 in the spring of 2020. But starting this past fall, state policy makers and school officials have been increasingly focused on getting as many students physically back into the classroom as possible, citing benefits to student education, mental health, and socialization. Keeping students in schools safely depends upon the levels of transmission found within individual schools and in the broader community. In Connecticut, individual school districts have made autonomous decisions about their learning models, often changing weekly to an in-person, hybrid or remote model in response to local conditions. State officials have characterized in-school outbreaks as rare, despite the numbers and patterns of reported cases. The independence of Connecticut public school districts has also produced inequitable access to the facilities and services needed to safely return to school during a pandemic.
- March 04, 2021
The New Haven Symphony Orchestra has recognized the Yale School of Public Health with its Excellence in Innovation award for helping arts venues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- March 03, 2021Source: Yale News
As people increasingly return to schools, sporting events, concerts, and other public gatherings, it’s more essential than ever to have fast, low-cost, easy COVID-19 testing, said Anne Wyllie, associate research scientist in epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health (YSPH).
- March 03, 2021
Katz, who graduated from the Yale School of Public Health in 1998, now serves as an advisor for the Biden administration’s COVID-19 task force. She told an online gathering at the Yale School of Public Health on Feb. 25 about the lessons that should be learned about the current pandemic — and the ways in which public health leaders can prevent another one.
- February 17, 2021
A Yale School of Public Health survey of thousands of health workers suggests worrying rates of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder amid a growing pandemic. And in their new paper, the researchers now have the numbers to prove it.