COVID-19 Vaccine Found to Be Effective against Brazilian P.1 Variant
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.
COVID-19 Vaccines Found to Be Highly Effective in Nursing Homes, Study Finds
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.Source: YaleNews
Home-based rapid testing for COVID-19 could prevent infections
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.Source: Yale News
COVID Project Builds Bridges Across Yale Schools
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.
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
Yale-designed COVID-19 test SalivaDirect reaches 100 labs
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).Source: Yale News
Planning for a Pandemic: A Biden COVID-19 Advisor Shares Perspective
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.
What’s in Store After Vaccines? Still More Challenges
During a recent webinar (February 4) hosted by Yale-NUS College in Singapore, Yale School of Public Health Dean Sten H. Vermund provided hundreds of people in the virtual audience with a rundown on what these obstacles are — and how public health experts can help.
Yale doctor sees genetic sequencing of variant strains key to getting ahead of COVID-19 virus
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Knowing which variant strains of COVID-19 are where is key to possibly saving lives. That is the value of genomic sequencing according to Doctor Manisha Juthani a Yale Medicine Infectious Disease Specialist.Source: WTNH News 8
Yale and Columbia Create Interactive Vaccine Allocation Map
An interactive map of each county in each state proposing how COVID-19 vaccinations could be distributed is now publicly available, providing an important tool for policymakers and the public alike to analyze differences between multiple distribution strategies as well as issues surrounding equity and vulnerability of at-risk groups.
Positive COVID-19 Messaging on TV Can Persuade Resistant Viewers, The Protective Coalition Says
Positive TV messaging about coronavirus safety protocols and vaccines in both scripted and unscripted series can help save lives by persuading ambivalent and resistant viewers to follow recommended public health guidelines, according to a virtual panel discussion presented by USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center’s Hollywood, Health & Society, in partnership with the WGAE and WGAW, on Wednesday.Source: Seattle PI
Lessons Learned from the Pandemic
Southwestern Connecticut was the site of one of the first major coronavirus outbreaks in the United States. In an effort to keep the virus under control, decisions had to be made at record speed — from closing less-needed clinics to transferring specialists to where they were more needed.
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.
Rapid Response Fund Supports Researchers During Pandemic
In response to the devastating public health threat presented by COVID-19, the Yale School of Public Health has created a Rapid Response Fund. The fund provides immediate financial support to world-class researchers working on the pandemic’s front lines.
Success of COVID-19 vaccination program depends on its implementation
Factors related to manufacturing, distribution, public acceptance, and the severity of the pandemic will contribute more to the success of a potential COVID-19 vaccination program than the efficacy of the vaccine itself, finds a new study conducted by the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH).Source: YaleNews