President Biden Invites Yale School of Public Health Scientist to Participate in COVID-19 Global Summit Hosted by United Nations
The Yale School of Public Health announced today that the White House has invited Anne Wyllie, principal investigator of the SalivaDirect Initiative, to participate this week with global leaders from government, academia, industry and elsewhere in the White House 2021 Global COVID-19 Summit: Ending the Pandemic and Building Back Better to Prepare for the Next.
Raw Wastewater “Leading Indicator” of Future COVID-19 Outbreaks, YSPH Collaborative Study Finds
A global team of researchers has found that future COVID-19 outbreaks, variants, hospitalizations and ICU admissions can be reliably predicted by detecting and quantifying the amount of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in raw wastewater.
Repeat COVID-19 Positive Tests in Nursing Home Residents Identified Following Natural Infection
COVID-19 took its largest toll on residents of U.S. nursing homes. Prior to the vaccine roll-out, many states reported that over a third of all cases and deaths occurred amongst this vulnerable population.
Exposure to Ambient Light at Night May Increase an Individual’s Risk for COVID-19
Locations with significant amounts of artificial nighttime light, such as would be found in developed areas with streetlamps, neon advertising and heavy automobile traffic, have a higher incidence of COVID-19 infection, new research from the Yale School of Public Health finds.
Stressed Out and Locked-Down During Pandemic, New Yorkers Craved Alcohol, YSPH Study Finds
As New York state’s lockdown orders wore on in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents increasingly felt cravings for alcohol — and reported subsequently misusing it, a new study from scientists at the Yale School of Public Health and Stony Brook University has found.
Vaccine Found Effective for Elderly in Hard-hit Brazil Facing COVID-19 Gamma Variant
The AstraZeneca vaccine, which is being widely used in Brazil and elsewhere in response to an epidemic wave of the SARS-CoV-2 Gamma variant, affords significant protection to the elderly when the vaccine’s full two-dose schedule is completed.
Pandemic-based Approach to Methadone Treatment Restrictions Should Remain, YSPH Study Finds
When the COVID-19 pandemic ripped through New England and the rest of the United States in early 2020, substance use disorder treatment centers were forced to make massive changes to minimize the spread of coronavirus.
U.S. Vaccination Campaign Prevented up to 279,000 COVID-19 Deaths
The coordinated and rapid COVID-19 vaccination campaign launched in the United States late last year has saved some 279,000 lives and prevented 1.25 million hospitalizations, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) finds.Source: Yale News
Sex-specific Immune Response in COVID-19 Linked to Cellular Metabolism
Researchers studying COVID-19 patients have found a metabolic pathway that is highly correlated with immune responses only in male patients, a group known to be more likely to suffer severe cases and die of the disease, representing a potential target for therapeutic intervention.Source: Yale News
Heat, humidity and UV rays linked to COVID-19 spread, YSPH finds
While physical proximity and the use of face masks are well-known factors in the spread of COVID-19, new research links meteorological variables such as temperature, humidity, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation to the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) finds.Source: Yale News