COVID-19 Response: Public Health In Action

Our scientists are at the forefront of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are conducting groundbreaking research on everything from the basic biology of the virus to population-level strategies to help stop its spread; holding public forums and press conferences; and advising governments, businesses, and more on safely navigating the crisis.

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Knowledge in action News coverage Press conferences Forums and events Additional information

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What will it be like when COVID-19 becomes endemic?

Immunity conferred from natural infection and vaccines, patterns of social contact, and virus transmissibility will all play a role in what COVID-19 will look like as it continues to circulate in the months and years ahead, says Yonatan Grad, Melvin J. and Geraldine L. Glimcher Associate Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases.
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Knowledge in action

Our faculty are on the front lines of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, contributing new research, collaborating on projects, and advising governments, businesses, and others.

COVID-19 action briefs

  • iconMental and physical health
  • iconPolicy and protocol
  • iconReopening
  • iconEconomic impact
  • iconDisease modeling
  • iconVaccines and therapies
  • iconInfection and infection control
  • iconGlobal impact and response

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News coverage

Our researchers appear daily in media and other outlets worldwide discussing COVID-19. Read the latest.

Vaccinating in conflict zones

Hammering out temporary ceasefires in conflict zones will be necessary to vaccinate enough people against COVID-19 so that the pandemic can be brought to an end, according to humanitarian professionals.

Joe Allen’s focus on clean indoor air

A Science magazine profile of healthy buildings expert Joseph Allen described his research on how indoor air quality affects human health and cognition, his work advising companies on ventilation and air filtration, and his efforts during the pandemic…

Why mandates are needed in the COVID-19 ‘playbook’

As the Delta variant propels COVID-19 infections across the U.S., Rebecca Weintraub says it’s important to make it easier for people to get vaccines, to answer questions from those who are hesitant about getting inoculated—and to have vaccine…

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Press conferences

Our faculty hold frequent press conferences with media. Read transcripts or listen to audio.

Latest press conferences

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Forums and events

We are holding informational forums and other public programming designed to stem the spread of misinformation and contribute to an informed response.

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Additional Information and Guidance from Harvard Chan School

The pandemic is having impact well beyond the fields of epidemiology and infectious disease. In almost every public health discipline, new questions are being asked and new research undertaken. Some examples of how Harvard Chan faculty are exploring the wide-ranging impact of COVID-19:

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