Strong Public Health Response in China Slowed Coronavirus Transmission, YSPH Study Finds
Swift isolation and quarantine policies as well as city lockdowns imposed by the Chinese government in late January 2020 significantly decreased the transmission rate of COVID-19, new research led by the Yale School of Public Health finds.
“Risk of Resurgence” in COVID-19 Epidemic if Connecticut Reopens Too Quickly, YSPH Report Finds
As Connecticut tentatively reopens this week after a two-month shutdown, a new report by the Yale School of Public Health warns that if people resume normal activities and contacts too quickly there will be a “sharp resurgence” in hospitalizations and deaths in the coming months.
Pandemic Likely to Cause Long-Term Health Problems, Study by Yale School of Public Health Finds
The coronavirus pandemic’s life-altering effects are likely to result in lasting physical and mental health consequences for many people—particularly those from vulnerable populations—a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds.
In China, strict quarantine improves air quality and prevents thousands of premature deaths
Soon after coronavirus appeared, an all-encompassing quarantine put into effect by the Chinese government slowed the spread of the disease and saved lives, but the quarantine also produced another unanticipated health benefit.
Release Connecticut’s Prisoners? Health Experts, Activists Urge “Decarceration” to Slow Pandemic
Members of the Yale and local activist communities are coming together to urge Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont to depopulate the state’s prisons to combat the spread of COVID-19 and protect the state’s most vulnerable populations from the pandemic.
Contact Tracing—an Essential Tool of Public Health—Being Used by Yale Students to Slow Pandemic
Contact tracing is a pillar of public health, and when done quickly—and correctly—it saves lives. Yale students, who might otherwise have learned about this classic public health intervention in textbooks or lectures, are actively engaged in it, working the phones each day.
Protecting the Most Vulnerable in Connecticut
In this time of coronavirus, older people face particular risk. And those living in long-term care facilities (LTCF) are particularly vulnerable to a virus that spreads easily amongst people living in close proximity to one another. For those with a pre-existing condition or a compromised immune system, the danger is greater still.
Yale Expertise Tapped to Help Guide Connecticut’s Reopening Strategy
As Governor Ned Lamont ’80 SOM and other state leaders weigh important decisions about Connecticut’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic—including when and how to reopen the economy and education system—they are conferring with an expert advisory group co-led by two prominent Yale affiliates.
‘One’ Episode 3: Public Health scholars blend arts and tech to boost energy
In episode #3 of the Schwarzman Center web series, One, Taiga Christie interviews Tanya Yajnik and Yuwen Qiu about their recent collaboration, Agora Good Life, an energy-focused wellness app that is set to launch this summer. Yajnik and Qiu explain how their intersecting interests in arts and public health research inspired the app’s development. Yajnik, a skilled musician, concludes the segment with an aria from her spring recital that was postponed due to physical distancing.