Op-ed: New standards could greatly improve indoor air
New indoor ventilation targets from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as enhanced ventilation standards from an industry group, could help significantly reduce the spread of infectious diseases, according to Harvard Chan School’s Joseph Allen.
Addressing life expectancy decline driven by COVID-19, opioid crisis
Experts at the 7th Cutter Symposium discussed how epidemics such as COVID-19 and the opioid crisis are shortening the human lifespan, and health policies that can help mitigate the problem.
New vaccine platform could aid in fight against deadly viruses
Researchers at Harvard Chan School have developed a new, highly adaptable vaccine platform that could potentially be a powerful tool in the fight against viral pathogens including influenza, HIV, and SARS-CoV-2.
Preparing for the next public health emergency
Developing life-saving vaccines, directing funding toward pandemic preparedness, building collaborations between public and private entities, and ensuring strict and efficient regulation will all be needed to prepare for future health emergencies, said Harvard Chan School's Kizzmekia Corbett at…
Tips for having a safe, healthy Thanksgiving
Amid surges in respiratory infections across the U.S., and the possibility of an uptick in COVID-19 rates, public health experts are offering advice on how people can make Thanksgiving gatherings as safe as possible.
Psychological distress before COVID-19 infection may increase risk of long COVID
For immediate release: September 7, 2022 Boston, MA – Psychological distress, including depression, anxiety, worry, perceived stress, and loneliness, before COVID-19 infection was associated with an increased risk of long COVID, according to researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan…
As Omicron wanes, what is the state of the pandemic?
What will the future of SARS-CoV-2 look like, and what should we as a community consider in our response to changing conditions? Harvard Chan School's Yonatan Grad offers thoughts in this Q&A.
Wildfires, extreme heat causing health harms
An uptick in extreme heat and wildfires around the world, driven by climate change, is leading to more illness and more deaths, according to experts.
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.
On Earth Day, Harvard Chan experts talk climate and health
The impact of climate change on health is far-reaching, according to experts from Harvard Chan School. It can lead to higher levels of air pollution, more extreme weather events, the spread of infectious diseases, and greater risk of…