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Lockdown measures and relative changes in the age-specific incidence of SARS-CoV-2 in Spain

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.

Reconstruction of the full transmission dynamics of COVID-19 in Wuhan

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”

A message from Dean Michelle A. Williams

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”

Reconstruction of the full transmission dynamics of COVID-19 in Wuhan

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.

Commuter Services – Masks on Shuttles, 5/4/20

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”