The requirement that students be seated six feet apart in schools during the pandemic should be reduced to three feet, say Harvard Chan experts.
With recent surveys suggesting that many Americans may be reluctant to take a COVID-19 vaccine once it’s available, it will be important for public health leaders to reduce fear and build public support for a vaccine.
Some college campuses, including Sarah Lawrence College in New York, have done a good job in preventing students and faculty from contracting COVID-19 while … Continue reading “Why some colleges can stave off COVID-19 infections and others can’t”
A report by Cristina Alonso, DrPH ’21, found two major reasons for the swift coronavirus spread in Chelsea, Mass.: the lag time between when people first noticed symptoms and when they got tested and the fact that about one-third of the positive cases were asymptomatic.
Medicaid expansion propelled by the Affordable Care Act has been linked with a significant reduction in risk of early death among patients with newly diagnosed cases of breast, lung, and colon cancer, according to a new study.
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed worldwide food insecurity to its highest levels in decades.
Infectious diseases jeopardize economic growth in myriad ways, and the COVID-19 pandemic offers a powerful example, according to a November 5, 2020, World Economic … Continue reading “How infectious diseases strain economies”
An article co-authored by Harvard Chan School researchers assessed federal missteps in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic that have led the U.S. to experience some of the most severe outcomes in the world.
Between the years 2016 and 2019—the majority of President Donald Trump’s current term in office—the number of Americans without health insurance jumped by about 2.3 million, and that loss of health coverage led to at least 3,399 deaths and possibly as many as 25,180, a new analysis found.
People who eat diets known to promote chronic inflammation may have a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease than people who eat anti-inflammatory diets.