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
Covidestim: The Latest Coronavirus Data State by State, County by County
A team of epidemiologists at the Yale School of Public Health and the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health have created a series of models that show in real-time the latest COVID-19 levels county by county throughout the United States.
Yale Designates Labs in Three States to Provide SalivaDirect™ COVID-19 Test
Three independent laboratories will now join Yale Pathology Labs as facilities authorized to perform the university-developed SalivaDirect™ COVID-19 test. The laboratories will make SalivaDirect™ available to people in Florida, Minnesota, and New York.Source: YaleNews
COVID-19 and The Criminal Justice System
Outbreaks of any disease, including COVID-19, within correctional systems have substantial public health repercussions, affecting not only those incarcerated but also those who work in facilities and, by extension, both the communities in which jails and prisons sit and the communities to which released individuals return.Source: Story Map on ArcGIS
Gov. Lamont Urges Caution Against COVID-19 in Weeks, Months Ahead During YSPH Speech
Connecticut is emerging from the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic in relatively good shape. But the threat is not over, Governor Ned Lamont cautioned during a panel discussion hosted by the Yale School of Public Health.
YSPH Statement Regarding Hydroxychloroquine
Dr. Harvey Risch is a distinguished cancer epidemiologist who has opined on the topic of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and COVID-19 out-patient therapy. He has written a review article in the American Journal of Epidemiology that cites evidence that he believes supports HCQ use for out-patient infection with SARS-CoV-2. Studies that indicate no effect or harmful effects, Dr. Risch believes, enrolled patients too sick to benefit from HCQ.