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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Shining a light on nation’s wellbeing during pandemic

New research from the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard provides a snapshot of the COVID-19 pandemic’s toll on wellbeing in the U.S.
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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.

‘A very difficult set of decisions’

Figuring out who to prioritize for COVID-19 vaccination is an incredibly difficult task, given the vulnerability of a variety of groups, including elderly people, residents of nursing homes and other congregate settings, frontline workers, people with comorbidities, and…

Opinion: Roll out vaccines using honor code

Distributing COVID-19 vaccines according to an honor code could minimize bureaucratic red tape and help hasten the rollout, according to experts from Ariadne Labs and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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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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