22 Immunization Experts from Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia and Uganda Graduate from the EPI LAMP Program
On May 17, 2021, 22 delegates from Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia and Uganda graduated from the Expanded Program on Immunisation Leadership and Management Programme (EPI LAMP), a 9-month certificate programme offered by Yale’s Global Health Leadership Initiative (GHLI) in partnership with the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) and PATH.
Researchers at Yale School of Public Health, GHLI Receive Funding from Gates Foundation for Global Projects
Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health and the Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative, in collaboration with international peers, have received Grand Challenges Explorations grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for innovative research.
‘Triple-demic’ of respiratory illnesses launches vaccination season. Have you gotten yours?
We are amid the “triple-demic” of respiratory illnesses season that includes a significant increase in U.S. COVID-19 hospitalizations alongside annual seasonal surges in respiratory viruses like influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). YSPH Professor Sten Vermund offers timely guidance on how people can best protect themselves in this opinion piece.Source: The Baltimore Sun
FDA approves first vaccine against mosquito-borne virus chikungunya
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the world’s first vaccine to prevent chikungunya, a mosquito-borne illness that can cause debilitating joint pain for months to years. YSPH Dr. Albert Ko comments.Source: The Washington Post
As Childhood Vaccination Rates Continue to Fall, Are We Doing Enough to Stop Anti-Vaxxers? These Doctors Say No
Pakistan made headlines around the world when officials announced they’re considering throwing parents in jail for failing to vaccinate their kids among a resurgence in polio cases. While such draconian measures are unthinkable in the United States, it’s not hard to imagine a future where the re-emergence of once-eradicated diseases becomes increasingly common.Source: The Messenger
Peter Hotez: Opposing the Anti-Science Movement
In a special episode of the Health & Veriutas podcast, Dr. Howard P. Forman and Dr. Harlan M. Krumholz are joined by the virologist and advocate Peter Hotez to discuss his new book, The Deadly Rise of Anti-Science: A Scientist’s Warning.Source: Yale Insights
Covid is here to stay. How will we know when it stops being special?
With some level of immunity nearly ubiquitous across the country, many people are wondering when — or if — we can stop treating the coronavirus differently from other common respiratory ailments. Experts say the answer will vary, depending on people’s individual tolerance for risk and the changing landscape of variants and boosters. Featuring YSPH's Gregg Gonsalves.Source: The Washington Post
High Exposure to COVID Virus May Reduce Protection From Vaccination and Prior Infection
High levels of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19 may reduce or overcome the protection that vaccination and prior infection provides, according to a new study by researchers from Yale University, the University of Florida, and the Connecticut Department of Correction.
Experts: Pfizer tests on COVID vaccines, treatment in line with industry standards
An Associated Press review of a claim that Pfizer acknowledged in a statement that it conducted “gain of function” research as part of its development of a vaccine and a separate medical treatment for COVID-19 found the claim is false.Source: Associated Press