More about the YSPH Covid-19 Pandemic Response
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.
- November 22, 2023Source: ABC News
There are a few well-known mitigation measures you can follow to keep yourself and your loved ones safe during the holidays. YSPH Dr. Albert Ko provides some guidance.
- November 21, 2023Source: New York Times
The dominant variant of the coronavirus has proved to be not only staggeringly infectious, but an evolutionary marvel.
- November 08, 2023
As COVID-19 becomes endemic in the U.S., it will likely settle into a seasonable rhythm like influenza, becoming most active during the colder months in northern climes and subsiding in summer, according to a new study by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
- October 31, 2023
The term post-acute infection syndrome refers to chronic diseases that occur after an acute viral, bacterial, or parasitic infection, including chronic Lyme and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Yale School of Medicine is investigating the many questions surrounding post-acute infection syndromes in its new Center for Infection & Immunity.
- October 23, 2023Source: Cancer Today
Researchers find that patients with cancer who are severely immunocompromised may benefit from a more frequent seasonal vaccine schedule.
- October 17, 2023Source: The Messenger
The government created the Bridge Access program to help those without insurance. Does anyone care about it? Associate Professor Jason Schwartz says the public is fatigued when it comes to news about another COVID shot.
- October 06, 2023
As Childhood Vaccination Rates Continue to Fall, Are We Doing Enough to Stop Anti-Vaxxers? These Doctors Say NoSource: The Messenger
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.
- October 05, 2023Source: CT Insider
Yale School of Public Health Professor Gregg Gonsalves says that during the pandemic the American public health system and welfare system had been bolstered to the point where we had a semi-functional public health and social services apparatus. These programs have all been dismantled with the end of the public health emergency, returning us to the normal of "the unfulfilled promise of public health."
- September 29, 2023Source: The Washington Post
Public health experts and medical providers are warning that respiratory viruses pose a severe risk to children this fall, and they are emphasizing the importance of vaccines in keeping kids safe.