News Coronavirus Print COVID-19 Roundup: Study Recommends Testing Every 2 Days
A new modeling study published Friday by researchers at Harvard and Yale Universities concluded that a safe way to bring college students back to campus this fall would be to test them for COVID-19 every two days.Source: Inside Higher Ed
College move-in, fined to resign, testing goals: News from around our 50 states
“We’re going to need to have some investments in our schools … we teachers can’t do it all by ourselves,” said Yale School of Public Health Dean Sten Vermund during a discussion of reopening Rhode Island schools.Source: USA Today
New Study: College Students Who Get Tested Every Two Days Can Return To Campus Safely
A study published July 31 says that college students living on campus can be kept safe from contracting the coronavirus if they are tested every two days for Covid-19. The study pegs the cost at $470 per student per semester.Source: Forbes
UConn, Yale, other local colleges plan ambitious COVID-19 testing programs for thousands of students. Experts wonder whether it’s enough.
With thousands of students arriving on college campuses across Connecticut within weeks, Yale and Wesleyan have announced an ambitious plan to test student for COVID-19 twice a week, while UConn and other schools have committed to lesser amounts of testing. In an email to students this week, Dr. Stephanie Spangler, Yale’s vice provost for health affairs and academic integrity, said the school would increase its planned testing from once to twice a week based on “an analysis of testing protocols that would be most likely to limit the rapid spread of the infection.”Source: Hartford Courant
Another Grim Milestone: U.S. Records 150,000 Coronavirus Deaths
The coronavirus pandemic has ravaged countless countries worldwide, but none have been hit harder than the U.S., and America sped past a somber signpost on Wednesday, as the number of confirmed Covid-related deaths within the United States surpassed 150,000.Source: Forbes
NBA extends community testing program as part of 2019-20 Season Restart in Orlando
The NBA announced today a new community testing program providing thousands of no-cost COVID-19 PCR tests in Orlando, Fla. and team markets nationwide. The program, which is a part of NBA Together, the league’s global community and social engagement campaign that aims to support, engage, educate and inspire youth, families and fans in response to the coronavirus pandemic, tipped off earlier this month and will run through August.Source: NBA
Major Depressive Episodes Far More Common than Previously Believed, New Study Finds
The number of adults in the United States who suffer from major depressive episodes at some point in their life is far higher than previously believed, a new study by the Yale School of Public Health finds. National survey data currently shows that approximately 17% of women and 10% of men report having a history of major depressive episodes (MDEs) in their lifetimes. But these data are subject to “recall error,” or the tendency of people to forget or misreport their health histories when taking a survey.