Former Harvard Medical School professor Monica M. Bertagnolli spoke about the need to restore trust in public health after beginning as National Institutes of Health director in November.
Harvard Medical School-Affiliated Researchers Find One in Five on Paxlovid Experience Covid-19 Rebound
Harvard Medical School-affiliated researchers published research on Nov. 14 showing that one in five patients who used the antiviral drug Paxlovid experienced a rebound case of Covid-19, compared to 2 percent of patients who did not use the drug.
Political Scientist Zach Parolin Talks Poverty Measurement in the 2024 Census at Harvard School of Public Health Talk
Political scientist Zach Parolin announced that the 2024 Census will implement a monthly, “close to real-time” poverty measurement using a methodology he developed during the Covid-19 pandemic at a Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies talk Thursday afternoon.
Former CDC Director Rochelle Walensky Discusses Interplay of Public Health and Politics at IOP Forum
Rochelle P. Walensky, the 19th director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discussed her tenure at the center throughout the Covid-19 pandemic while facing political strife amid the urgent public health crisis, during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Wednesday evening.
Most freshmen arrive at Harvard College eager to participate in orientation activities, from wilderness hikes to leadership training. But this fall, some spent their first few days on campus in isolation amid a spike in Covid-19 infections.
During Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow’s five years in office, he encountered a unique convergence of challenges — one that reflected a higher education landscape under attack. Woven through all this was the pandemic, a crisis during which Bacow was forced to make consequential decisions without a blueprint.
Health policy researcher Jessica A. Williams discussed how to prioritize health and wellbeing among low-wage health care workers in a Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies talk Wednesday afternoon.
Harvard University Health Services saw 116,000 patient visits in its 2022 fiscal year, according to an annual report released last month. Since 2020, HUHS has offered telemedicine services across 10 departments to increase accessibility during the Covid-19 crisis.
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health published a study on Monday which found that women who followed most aspects of a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and adequate sleep, had a reduced risk of contracting long Covid-19.
A group of students that sued Harvard for partial reimbursement of tuition after the University moved classes online due to the Covid-19 pandemic reached a settlement with the school, according to a filing by the students’ attorneys in court on Monday.
Amid rising Covid-19 cases in the Boston area, Harvard University Health Services retired its contact tracing team and Crimson Clear application last month, drawing mixed reactions from students.
Harvard Affiliates Rally in Solidarity With Chinese Citizens Protesting Covid-19 Restrictions, State Censorship
Chanting “Free China” and “No more lockdowns,” more than one hundred people rallied in Harvard Yard on Tuesday afternoon in solidarity with demonstrators in China protesting the country’s strict Covid-19 restrictions.
Scripps Research Director Eric Topol Discusses Covid Vaccination and Misinformation at Belfer Center
Cardiologist Eric J. Topol, founder and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, discussed Covid-19 vaccination as part of the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center’s Diversity in STEM series on Wednesday in conversation with Belfer Fellow and epidemiologist Syra Madad.
Epidemiology professor Marc Lipsitch discussed lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic regarding strategies for disease surveillance at a Harvard School of Public Health seminar on Wednesday.
Harvard Medical School Researchers Find Omicron Subvariant Has Lower Mortality Rate than Previous Strains
A Harvard-led team of researchers found that the Omicron BA.2 subvariant — the Covid-19 strain currently dominant in the United States — appears to have a lower mortality rate than prior strains of the virus, in an article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association last month.
United States Senator Tim M. Kaine (D-Va.) discussed his experience with prolonged health problems from Covid-19 and his work pushing for public health-related bills in the Senate in an online stream through the T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 reflected on the state government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and other health policy issues in a panel at the Harvard School of Public Health on Thursday.
Harvard will begin offering Moderna’s new Omicron Covid-19 booster shot to affiliates later this month, the University announced Tuesday.
With campus back in full swing, public health experts said Harvard’s Covid-19 policies are reasonable for the moment, but called on University officials to remain prepared for the possibility of another surge.
‘A New Social Dynamic’: Harvard Undergraduates Kick off a Fall Semester Free of Pandemic-Era Precautions
Students flooded the campus’ paths, hallways, and buildings as they made their way to classes on Wednesday, in a semester free of nearly all pandemic-era precautions.
Masking and Covid-19 testing will remain optional on Harvard’s campus going into the 2022 fall semester and the school will stop providing free PCR tests to affiliates three weeks into the term, the University announced Wednesday.