The first months of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in Spain resulted in high incidence and mortality. Little is known about the epidemic dynamics in different age groups, including the relative effect of the lockdown measures introduced on March 15, and strengthened on March 30 to April 14, 2020 when only essential workers continued to work.
Disease modeling Infection and infection control Faculty: Xihong Lin Xihong Lin, professor of Biostatistics, and collaborators studied the transmission dynamics of the SARS-CoV-2 in Wuhan, China between January and March and found that up to 87 percent of infections in the city were undetected, potentially including asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic cases. Transmission rates during this … Continue reading “Reconstruction of the full transmission dynamics of COVID-19 in Wuhan”
It is no exaggeration to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has upended every aspect of our lives. Worldwide cases are in the millions, with hundreds of thousands of deaths. The economic impact is unprecedented in scale and scope. We still have no definitive treatment to fight the virus. And a viable vaccine is months if … Continue reading “A message from Dean Michelle A. Williams”
Dear Harvard Chan School Community, The unrest of the past days has reminded us of the long road toward social justice and has increased our distress in an already heartbreaking new reality. But each of you, like me, is also thinking about how our School will move forward during the pandemic and I did not … Continue reading “Education Plans for the Fall”
Phillip Demokritou was recently funded by the National Science Foundation to develop a novel nanotechnology intervention technology to reduce transmission of COVID-19 on surfaces and in the air.
David R. Williams recently co-authored “COVID-19 and Health Equity—A New Kind of “Herd Immunity” in the Journal of the American Medical Association. He writes that “COVID-19 is a magnifying glass that has highlighted the larger pandemic of racial/ethnic disparities in health,” and goes on to note…
Xihong Lin, professor of Biostatistics, and collaborators studied the transmission dynamics of the SARS-CoV-2 in Wuhan, China between January and March and found that up to 87 percent of infections in the city were undetected, potentially including asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic cases. Transmission rates during this period could have been as high as 3.54 infections per case, and were only controlled due to widespread and strict containment measures and interventions.
Dear Harvard Chan School Community, As this extraordinary spring semester draws to a close, we were all hoping that by now we would have a more definitive sense of how and when we can move back to some approximation of normal operations. While there is still so much uncertainty in the direction of this pandemic … Continue reading “Update on transitioning back to the workplace”
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic presents a daunting challenge, with only “less bad” options available in the short term until a vaccine is ready. Yet, as a country, we must choose a way forward.
Message from MASCO Transportation Manager Jim Nee, May 4, 2020: Effective Wednesday, May 6th, per Governor Baker’s order that all residents of Massachusetts wear a face covering or mask when unable to be socially distant, MASCO shuttles will require that all passengers and drivers wear masks while on the shuttles. If you have any questions … Continue reading “Commuter Services – Masks on Shuttles, 5/4/20”