Harvard Chan School experts offer comments and context about the coronavirus in a variety of media outlets.
Dietary patterns that are associated with inflammation and insulinemia—a condition marked by high levels of insulin in the blood—may put men at an increased … Continue reading “Diet may influence risk of aggressive prostate cancer”
After COVID-19 is contained, the field of public health should reassess its existing priorities and proficiencies so that they are better aligned with the … Continue reading “Closing the gap between epidemiological discovery and implementation”
Figuring out who to prioritize for COVID-19 vaccination is an incredibly difficult task, given the vulnerability of a variety of groups, including elderly people, residents of nursing homes and other congregate settings, frontline workers, people with comorbidities, and hard-hit communities of color, according to immunologist Barry Bloom.
Distributing COVID-19 vaccines according to an honor code could minimize bureaucratic red tape and help hasten the rollout, according to experts from Ariadne Labs and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
A new poll finds that a majority of people in the U.S. strongly back an expansive government effort to combat COVID-19 and to shore up the nation’s sluggish economy.
Roughly 20% of U.S. adults who were polled about health care during the coronavirus pandemic said that they or their household members delayed receiving medical care or were unable to get care at all due to the crisis.
There is no one-size-fits-all health system that will work for every country, according to Rifat Atun, professor of global health systems at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. What’s most important, he said, is that a system is “efficient, effective, equal, and responds to local needs.”
Experts agree that it’s not “if” there will be another pandemic, but “when”—and that we should learn from our mistakes during the current one if we want to fare better next time.
Marquee Boston-based hospitals such as Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have been expanding their footprint in the surrounding suburbs, according … Continue reading “How Boston-area hospitals are catering to the suburbs”