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Age as a COVID-19 Risk Factor

What role does age play in COVID-19 severity and mortality? Mental and physical health Infection and infection control Faculty Jin-Ah Park, Phyllis Kanki Summary To develop effective and safe therapeutic treatments for SARS-CoV-2 infection, understanding the pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 at a cellular level is urgently needed. Age is one of the key risk factors associated … Continue reading “Age as a COVID-19 Risk Factor”

Implications of the Age Profile of the Novel Coronavirus

What role do children play in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2? Mental and physical health Infection and infection control Faculty Michael Mina, William Hanage, Summary The role of children in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 remains unclear, and existing data are yet to provide a consistent explanation for the markedly skewed age distribution of COVID-19 cases. Whereas … Continue reading “Implications of the Age Profile of the Novel Coronavirus”

Essential personnel protocol

Dear Members of the Harvard Chan School Community, Please see the message below from Executive Vice President Katie Lapp that provides important information about Governor Baker’s stay-at-home advisory. Given we have already moved to remote work and teaching, we hope this advisory will have minimal impact on your work life. Please be reminded that building … Continue reading “Essential personnel protocol”

Building Access Starting March 23

Dear Harvard Chan School Community, With maintaining the health and safety of our community as our utmost priority, we are writing to let you know that, beginning Monday, March 23, all School buildings will be closed to all but a limited number of designated people. Details follow: Building access Only people on a “Designated Personnel” … Continue reading “Building Access Starting March 23”

Coronavirus: FAQs and Mindful Parenting Forum

Dear Harvard Chan School Community, We are reaching out to you with two quick updates. First, we wanted to let you know that the School’s coronavirus website has been updated with a new FAQ page. We will, of course, email you with any urgent notices, but we will be providing updates to the FAQ page regularly in response to … Continue reading “Coronavirus: FAQs and Mindful Parenting Forum”

Coronavirus: Urgent Guidance for Your Research

Dear Members of the Harvard Chan School Community, On Friday, you received a message from Harvard Longwood leadership directing you to ramp down all research activities. Given the enormity of the pandemic and recommendations from infectious disease experts, we must now take emergency measures to ensure social distancing and isolation to impede the spread of … Continue reading “Coronavirus: Urgent Guidance for Your Research”

Harvard Chan School’s response to equipment shortages

Mental and physical health Infection and infection control Global impact and response Summary Donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) In the early days of the pandemic, PPE was in critically short supply. Harvard Chan faculty responded in dramatic fashion, in some cases clearing out their labs and donating the equipment to local hospitals and community … Continue reading “Harvard Chan School’s response to equipment shortages”