When you should take a PCR vs. a rapid antigen test
The prime time to take a PCR test is when you have had a known or suspected exposure to someone with Covid-19 or are experiencing symptoms, and you want to find out if you have a coronavirus infection, said Dr. Albert Ko, the Raj and Indra Nooyi Professor of Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health.Source: CNN
The Omicron surge hasn't peaked nationwide, and 'the next few weeks will be tough,' US surgeon general says
A new study on the infectiousness of the Omicron variant found that many people were still assumed to be contagious five days after their infections were initially detected -- suggesting a more cautious approach may be needed.Source: CNN
Q&A: Is CT Nearing or Hitting the Peak of its Current COVID-19 Surge?
NBC Connecticut's Dan Corcoran spoke with Dr. Howard Forman, a professor of public health at Yale University, about whether or not he believes the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is peaking in Connecticut.Source: NBC Connecticut
As more at-home COVID-19 tests become available in Connecticut, what role will they play in disease surveillance?
As Connecticut residents begin to diagnose themselves more frequently, public health experts predict that the at-home tests may one day be incorporated into how the state monitors future outbreaks and transmission.Source: Connecticut Public Radio
Often Three Days or Less: YSPH Researchers Identify Sufficient COVID-19 Travel Quarantine
For the first time, researchers have determined how long a sufficient travel quarantine needs to be to prevent an increase in transmission of COVID-19 within a country. In many cases, researchers found a period of three days or shorter—far less than the prevailing standard of 14 days—is sufficient to prevent travel from increasing incidence of the highly infectious disease.
Responding to Omicron: Aggressively Increasing Booster Vaccinations Now Could Prevent Many Hospitalizations and Deaths
Immediately doubling the December pace of boosters to 1.5 million per day could prevent approximately 41,000 deaths and more than 400,000 hospitalizations by the end of April.Source: The Commonwealth Fund
Yale-led Study Finds the Affordable Care Act Prevented Thousands of Colorectal Cancer Cases and Deaths
Can removing out-of-pocket costs for screening save lives? Screening for cancer and other diseases can identify the disease in its earlier stages of development and has been found to be highly effective in preventing the onset of illness.