How Africa can close the gap in COVID-19 vaccine equity: One student’s perspective
A new commentary authored by Yale School of Public Health PhD student Natasha Turyasingura, in collaboration with senior researchers from Yale and Columbia University, suggests ways Africa can improve COVID-19 vaccination rates and prepare for future pandemics.
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
How the global Pandemic Fund can live up to its great potential
World leaders in November launched a new global Pandemic Fund housed at the World Bank to break the historic pattern of “panic and neglect” regarding global disease outbreaks. The fund was crafted with good intentions and has enormous potential. But that’s far from sufficient to guarantee success.Source: The Washington Post
Why China dumped its ‘zero covid’ policy so suddenly — and disastrously
China's sudden policy reversal on Zero COVID in early December and lack of preparation in a country that for years marshaled huge amounts of resources and personnel to enforce covid rules on 1.4 billion people has baffled residents and public health experts.Source: The Washington Post
Will Long COVID Research Provide Answers for Poorly Understood Diseases Like ME/CFS?
ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome) is a highly disabling, severe condition that has been largely overlooked and even questioned as an illness by physicians and biomedical researchers for decades. But now, scientists including Yale's Akiko Iwasaki and Harlan Krumholz are finding parallels between post-infection long COVID and ME/CFS.