Dear Members of the Harvard Chan School Community, I’m writing to let you know that the School—with guidance from the University, staff, and our own faculty experts, and through careful deliberations within our COVID-19 Planning and Education Planning committees—has made the difficult decision to extend remote learning through WinterSession and the 2021 spring semester (Spring1 … Continue reading “WinterSession and spring semester”
Harvard Chan faculty are using crowdsourcing technology to fight the coronavirus. The How We Feel app tracks COVID-19 in local communities, helping scientists better understand and fight the pandemic in the US.
Dear Members of the Harvard Chan Community, As we head into the 2020-21 flu season, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever to protect yourself and the people around you from flu, and to help reduce the strain on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that immunization for the flu … Continue reading “Flu Vaccine”
Dear Members of the Harvard Chan School Community: We hope you are managing to enjoy your summer and are able to take some well-deserved time off. As noted in the message from Alan Garber, Katie Lapp, and Giang Nguyen below, the University has announced that those of us who are able to continue working remotely … Continue reading “Fall planning update”
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…