Fall 2021 Plans for Education

Dear Harvard Chan School Community, We hope you are all staying well and safe. Following last week’s “return to campus” message from Deans Williams, Kim, and Hope, we are writing with further details on our planning for Fall 2021 at the Harvard Chan School. Come fall, we expect that educational activities will be in person … Continue reading “Fall 2021 Plans for Education”

WinterSession and spring semester

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”

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”