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.

Update on transitioning back to the workplace

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”

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”

Measuring the resilience of nursing homes facing COVID-19

Why are nursing home populations so vulnerable, and what can be done to address these vulnerabilities for current and future COVID-19 waves? Mental and physical health Policy and protocol Infection and infection control Faculty Michael Barnett, Yonatan Grad Summary COVID-19 presents the greatest challenge in recent memory for the frailest, most vulnerable individuals in the … Continue reading “Measuring the resilience of nursing homes facing COVID-19”

U.S. County-Level Characteristics to Inform Equitable COVID-19 Response

How biological, demographic, and socioeconomic factors are likely to determine an individual’s susceptibility to COVID-19. Infection and infection control Global impact and response Faculty Caroline Buckee, Satchit Balsari Summary The spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) across the United States confirms that not all Americans are equally at risk of infection, severe disease, or mortality. … Continue reading “U.S. County-Level Characteristics to Inform Equitable COVID-19 Response”

Commuter Services – M2 Service

Message from MASCO Transportation Manager Jim Nee, April 9, 2020: Effective Monday April 13th and until further notice, the M2 will be operating on a reduced schedule. The M2 will operate every 30 minutes, from 6:45 AM until 7:15 PM. Buses will depart from both Vanderbilt Hall and Lamont Library every 30 minutes on the … Continue reading “Commuter Services – M2 Service”