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.
Ageist Attacks Against President Biden Reinforce Outdated Stereotypes—and Hurt Younger People, Too
When President Joe Biden tripped on the stairs up to Air Force One on March 19, the incident immediately touched off a flurry of mockery. Fox News host Sean Hannity declared the President to be “frail.” “He didn’t know where the hell he was,” former President Donald Trump said in an interview with Lara Trump. Saturday Night Live, no stranger to easy jokes about aging Presidents, poked fun both at the fall and at a March 25 press conference when a reporter asked Biden if he planned to run for a second term—a question, quipped SNL’s Michael Che, which was “probably the nicest way to ask him if he plans on being alive in three years.”Source: Time
LGBTQ Persecution in Chechnya —The Humanities Can Help
An award-winning 2020 documentary, Welcome to Chechnya, is discussed by an online panel of experts from the Yale School of Public Health experts as well as immigration activists. The violence portrayed in the film received special attention alongside a spirited discussion about what can be done to stop it.
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
Black Medicare Patients Have Higher Long-term Stroke Death Rates
A long-term study of Medicare patients finds that Black patients who have an ischemic stroke (blocked blood flow to the brain) die at a higher rate than white patients, even after accounting for preexisting health conditions, a preliminary study by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health finds.
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