Confronting COVID-19

The latest on the coronavirus

For the Harvard Chan community: Find the latest updates, guidance, useful information, and resources about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) here. In the wake of an outbreak of coronavirus that began in China in late December 2019, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public…

Should you get a haircut?

Barbershops and hair salons opened across Massachusetts after Memorial Day, under strict safety measures including the use of face masks and gloves, and cuts by appointment only. Even with these and other measures, the risk of COVID-19 transmission in a barbershop or…

COVID-19 vaccines unlikely to be cure-all

While vaccines for COVID-19 are urgently needed, the public would do well to realize that vaccines will not simply prevent all infections. It’s more likely that any vaccines developed will reduce the risk for contracting the disease and experiencing severe symptoms, according…

Headed outdoors over Memorial Day weekend? Be careful, say experts.

As Memorial Day approaches, experts say it’s OK to spend time outside—on beaches, in parks, and seated outdoors at restaurants—if you’re careful. Scientists think that most coronavirus cases result from close contact from infected people in enclosed spaces, such as restaurants or…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Press Conference with Sarah Fortune, 05/21/20

You're listening to a press conference from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with Sarah Fortune, the John LaPorte Given Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases and chair of the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases. This call was recorded…

Love in the Time of COVID

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fWz6LHIVwI] About this forum One of the most significant impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic is its effects on relationships. COVID-19 has created an environment that has changed and often strained relationship dynamics. Yet, people need relationships, and the support they bring,…