Shorter quarantines with careful testing may be more effective than two-week isolation, Yale study finds
Appropriately timed testing can make a seven-day quarantine more effective than a 14-day quarantine in preventing the spread of COVID-19, according to a Yale School of Public Health study.Source: Yale Daily News
Yale Study: Shorter Quarantine Times Are Sufficient To Halt COVID Spread
The CDC generally recommends a 14-day quarantine for people who may have been exposed to COVID-19. A study from the Yale School of Public Health said that time could be cut in half — but only with well-timed testing.Source: WSHU
Shorter quarantines could actually help prevent COVID-19 outbreaks
When photographer Justin Jin’s father experienced a medical emergency in late November at home in China, Jin, who lives in Belgium, immediately booked a flight to be with him. But the COVID-19 pandemic turned the usually straightforward trip into a two-and-a-half-week ordeal.Source: National Geographic
Jawless Lamprey Takes a Bite out of Oncogene Evolution
By carefully tracing the evolution of a select number of cancer-causing genes in a variety of species, the researchers evaluated which animals are — and are not — effective in gauging how an analogue of those genes in humans can lead to cancer. What they found is surprising: jawless fish such as lampreys share significant similarities in these certain genes compared to humans, while fruit flies do not.
A one-week quarantine IS enough to stop someone exposed to coronavirus from spreading it - if they test negative on day 7, Yale study finds
A one-week quarantine can be enough to stop someone exposed to coronavirus from spreading it, a new study suggests. Until recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that anyone who may have come into contact with a COVID-19 patient quarantine for 14 days.Source: Daily Mail
One-week Quarantine? It’s Possible, YSPH Finds
Up to now, a 14-day quarantine has been the conventional standard for stopping COVID-19 transmission in its tracks. In a new study from Yale School of Public Health that has been published in pre-print, researchers suggest a week-long waiting period could prove just as effective.
New Insights on Genetic Risks for Cigarette Smoking
Scientists have long understood that genes play an important role in a person’s smoking behavior, and a new genome-wide association study by Yale and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers is helping to explain why some people start to smoke, while others are able to quit.
Transportation and Access to COVID-19 Testing
Adequate COVID-19 testing services are essential for combating the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. In the United States, the number of testing sites has grown dramatically in the effort to provide a universal and uniform availability of tests to all regions of the country. However, different communities still experience disparate levels of access to testing.Source: Story Map on ArcGIS
Racial misrepresentation in clinical trials: a call for health equity
Much of the contemporary discussions on racial representation and minority empowerment have been focused on increased participation in politics, higher education, and the workforce. A facet that warrants increased public scrutiny is the lack of minority representation in randomized clinical trials, which plays a critical role in perpetuating health inequities. Today’s clinical trials fail to represent the rich diversity of this country, which effectively tailor promising treatment options to non-Hispanic whites due to study over-representation.Source: CT Mirror
Science in the Time of Coronavirus
How do we trace the origins of viral outbreaks? How do viruses change hosts? What can evolution tell us how long a recovered person will be immune before reinfection? And how do a marine biologist and a fungal geneticist end up working together on virus evolution?Source: Virtual Science Cafe
Is Covid-19 growing less lethal? The infection fatality rate says ‘no’
Recent reports have suggested that Covid-19 has become markedly less lethal in the United States. Our analysis of death rates and infection fatality rates from Arizona, the U.S. as a whole, and New York City shows it isn’t, indicating that public health measures to reduce infections should not be relaxed.Source: Stat News
YSPH Researchers Find that Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Lower Children’s Risk of TB Infection
Yale faculty members Drs. Xin Zhou and Donna Spiegelman at the Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science and Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health, along with colleagues from several other universities, including lead author Dr. Davaasambuu Ganmaa of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, published findings last week in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrating that vitamin D supplementation does not lower children’s risk of TB infection.
CIRA Welcomes Raul U. Hernandez-Ramirez as Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core
Effective June 1, 2020, CIRA welcomed Raul U. Hernandez-Ramirez as Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core within CIRA.Source: Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA)
Bilateral Forum on International Public Health Policy Research Directions between Yale and Shanghai Jiao Tong University
A Bilateral Forum on International Public Health Policy Research Directions was held on May 23, 2020. The forum took place at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and included Yale participants by videoconference. Paul D. Cleary, the Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Health Policy at the Yale School of Public Health and Director of SJTU-Yale Joint Center for Health Policy delivered closing remarks. He drew attention to the importance of increasing information exchanges between countries to jointly fight the COVID-19 pandemic as well as prepare for future global public health challenges. He noted that “sharing information openly about how infectious diseases spread as well as the strengths and limitations of different containment and mitigation strategies will be essential for more effectively addressing future outbreaks, as well as for continuing to address the current pandemic.”Source: Yale and the World