When Can I Use Public Transportation Again After Being Fully Vaccinated?
With the onset of the pandemic, many Americans stopped or limited their use of public transportation in favor of different, more distanced modes of travel.1 Now, as more and more people get vaccinated every day, a safe return to public transportation might be more feasible than we realize.Source: Verywell Health
Covid-19 in Connecticut Public Schools
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.Source: Yale COVID Mapping Initiative
Responding to a Changing World Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Katherine Ciacco Palatianos
During her 27 years of active duty in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Dr. Katherine Ciacco Palatianos has seen a steady increase in women and people of color working at all levels of public health across the United States.
All Your Questions About Double Masking, Answered
With President Joe Biden announcing Tuesday that the U.S. will have enough vaccine doses “for every adult in America by the end of May,” the end of the pandemic feels nearer than ever. But just because the U.S. has taken a giant step toward herd immunity doesn’t mean it’s time to relax. “We cannot let our guard down now or assure that victory is inevitable,” the president added. “We can’t assume that.”Source: Conde Nast Traveler
Yale releases new report on COVID and indoor ice rinks as superspreaders
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Yale is out with a new report on COVID and indoor ice rinks. It finds cold air in indoor rinks allows the virus to sink low towards the ice. Connecticut high school teams returned to the ice in January with the blessing of the National Federation of High School sports.Source: WTNH News 8
COVID recovery packages should include climate solutions, researcher says
As countries rebuild their economies, they could help speed the transition to renewable energy. Dr. Robert Dubrow, Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, "says as countries rebuild, they have an opportunity to accelerate the transition to clean, renewable energy. And that would help solve another public health crisis: climate change."Source: Yale Climate Connections
9 best face masks to wear when double masking
It's been almost a year since the Centers for Disease Control first advised people to start wearing face coverings in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Since then, we've become pretty accustomed to grabbing our go-to cloth or disposable masks before we head out the door.Source: Today
7 best disposable face masks for COVID-19, according to medical experts
After almost a year of the coronavirus pandemic turning everyone’s world upside down, it’s likely that you already have a collection of face masks. Although, if you’re looking for a few new options — we’ve got you covered (literally).Source: New York Post
Winners Announced for Annual Yale Cancer Center Conclave Awards
Yale Cancer Center held its annual Conclave award ceremony virtually on January 26th to celebrate faculty and provider accomplishments 2020. Faculty and staff were honored with clinical and research prizes including the Ruth McCorkle Oncology Advanced Practice Provider Award, the Class of ‘61 Cancer Research Award, and the Yale Cancer Center Lifetime Achievement Award.
Coronavirus cases among lawmakers who sheltered in lockdown show one vaccine dose may not immediately protect against infection
Three members of Congress may have contracted the coronavirus while sheltering in a crowded room as a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, testing positive shortly after getting a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.Source: The Washington Post
Parental Birth Abnormalities and Offspring’s Autism Linked
In a study of medical registry records of nearly 400,000 parent-child pairs from Denmark, a Yale School of Public Health study found that parents who themselves born very prematurely are nearly twice as likely to have children with autism spectrum disorder.