Lack of COVID-19 Resources Putting Millions at Risk in Somalia Settlement Camps
A lack of access to screening services and important information about COVID-19 — including ways the highly-infectious virus can be transmitted ¬— could be putting millions of internally displaced people in Somali settlement camps at risk, according to new research by the Yale School of Public Health and The Hagarla Institute.
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
Coronavirus: Disease detectives track an invisible culprit
As a public-health director in Savannah, Georgia, Cristina Pasa Gibson spent her time in an office filled with calorie counters and yoga mats and the scent of jasmine tea. Then she started working on contact tracing, a no-holds-barred effort to stop the pandemic, and her office and her life were turned upside down. "I felt like I was in a Vegas casino," she says. "I didn't know what time it was, what day it was, who I was."Source: BBC
Facing Pandemic, Student Volunteers Put Mission into Practice
It was “a moment where the Yale SOM mission was staring us right in the face,” recalls Ryan Isakow ’21. It was the beginning of March, and fast becoming clear that the complex problems wrought by the COVID-19 global pandemic would require nimble, iterative solutions—something MBA students are uniquely equipped to provide.Source: The Yale School of Management News
Yale Volunteers, Alumni Secure Critical Hospital PPE
While nations around the world jostled to obtain much-needed personal protective equipment to fight the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, a small band of Yale community volunteers and alumni, worked independently behind the scenes to bring the critical supplies to New Haven.
Life as a Covid-19 contact tracer: sleuthing, stress, and veering off-script
STAT News: All Maddie Bender knew when she called the New Haven, Conn., family was that a child had tested positive for Covid-19. Anyone who lived with the child was at risk of catching the new virus, and Bender needed to find out if they had symptoms, if new cases were taking root. What she learned was that public health work during a pandemic is four parts shoe leather and intuition, one part empathy.Source: STAT News