The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the public health and economic vulnerabilities of the United States. As the public health emergency ends, it’s important to reflect on what we’ve learned, consider the persistent risk posed by emerging diseases, and identify steps to mitigate future pandemic threats.
- July 28, 2022Source: The Commonwealth Fund
COVID-19 vaccination has substantially reduced hospitalizations and deaths in the United States, despite the emergence of more-transmissible, immune-evasive variants. Nearly everyone in the U.S. is now eligible for vaccination, although second boosters are only currently available for people age 50 and older, or age 12 and older if immunocompromised.
- July 15, 2022
Since COVID-19 vaccines first became available to protect against infection and severe illness, there has been much uncertainty about how long the protection lasts, and when it might be necessary for individuals to get an additional booster shot. Now, a team of scientists led by faculty at the Yale School of Public Health and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has an answer: strong protection following vaccination is short-lived.
- July 14, 2022
In a new study, Yale epidemiologists hit upon a more practical strategy for COVID surveillance on the part of companies, teams, schools, and communities. With frequent, regular rapid antigen (RA) testing, plus isolating people who test positive, organizations can cut the risk of out-of-control COVID outbreaks effectively and make long quarantines a thing of the past, the researchers say.
- June 20, 2022
Study: More Than 335,000 Lives Could Have Been Saved During Pandemic if U.S. Had Universal Health Care
If the U.S. had had a single-payer universal health care system in 2020, nearly 212,000 American lives would have been saved that year, according to a new study. In addition, the country would have saved $105 billion in COVID-19 hospitalization expenses alone.
- April 11, 2022Source: The Boston Globe
How much worse could the US COVID-19 pandemic have been if vaccinations hadn't arrived in the nick of time in December 2020?
- January 12, 2022
Three research publications in which YSPH faculty served as key authors are recognized as among the best papers of 2021.
- October 20, 2021Source: Newsweek
Cautious optimism has been voiced from some states that they may be approaching herd immunity against COVI
- July 09, 2020Source: Anderson Cooper 360
Study: Half of COVID-19 cases may be caused by "silent spreaders"
- July 09, 2020Source: NPR
ALISON GALVANI: You will have missed your window of opportunity to curtail their transmission. It makes it much more challenging to control the disease. It's a gap that we need to close in order to bring this disease under control.