What will it be like when COVID-19 becomes endemic?
In a Q&A, Yonatan Grad, Melvin J. and Geraldine L. Glimcher Associate Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, discusses what endemic COVID-19 will look like.
Why ‘breakthrough’ COVID-19 cases happen
In spite of strongly protective vaccines, some “breakthrough” COVID-19 infections are to be expected because no vaccine is 100% effective.
AIDS at 40: Gearing up for the endgame of a global scourge
On June 5, 1981, the CDC published the first official report of the disease that would come to be known as AIDS. In recent interviews, four researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health reflected on the…
Frontlines Spring 2021
Quick updates about the latest public health news from across the School and beyond.
Philanthropic Impact: Meeting the moment
Unrestricted gifts help the School’s researchers weather the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health became a local, national, and international hub for evidence-based information about the pandemic, all while facing constant challenges…
At a small Colorado university, COVID tracking goes high-tech
A collaboration between Colorado Mesa University and the Broad Institute of M.I.T. and Harvard has yielded “the most sophisticated system in the country to track outbreaks” of COVID-19, according Pardis Sabeti, a professor of immunology and infectious diseases…
Hard lessons in the midst of hope
COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out, but variants continue to spread and public health systems around the world remain strained. Experts from across the Harvard Chan School reflect on the pandemic and what it means for the future of…
Leading coronavirus scientist, Kizzmekia S. Corbett, to join Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to continue vaccine development research
Leading coronavirus scientist Kizzmekia S. Corbett is joining Harvard Chan School as an assistant professor to continue vaccine development research.
The making of a disease detective
Samantha Giffen, PhD ’21, loves the thrill of discovery, in the lab and beyond May 6, 2021 – One day in 2014, Samantha Giffen sat in a small dark room at the New York State Department of Public…
Number of COVID-19 ‘breakthrough cases’ lower than expected
Given the number of people fully vaccinated in the U.S.—more than 87 million as of April 20, 2021—the roughly 7,150 so-called “breakthrough cases” of COVID-19 that have been reported is extremely low, according to experts.