Remarkable science: How to prepare for the fall season of infectious diseases
Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, professor of epidemiology and director of the Pandemic Center at Brown University, and Dr. Albert Ko, professor of public health and professor of epidemiology and medicine at Yale University, explore how we should all go about living in a time of outbreaks, pandemics and other infectious threats.Source: WBUR
Yale Report: Approximately 1 in 6 Ukrainian crop storage sites impacted by war
One of every six (15.73%) Ukrainian crop storage facilities, such as grain silos and elevators, has been damaged, destroyed, or controlled by Russia and its aligned forces since its invasion began on February 24, according to a new report released today by the Yale School of Public Health’s (YSPH) Humanitarian Research Lab (HRL), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
Dr. Michael Cappello appointed chair of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases Department
Dr. Michael Cappello, a professor of pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine and a board-certified infectious diseases clinician, has been appointed chair of the Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases (EMD) Department, effective September 1, 2022.
CDC recommends reformulated coronavirus booster shot for fall
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Thursday that millions of eligible Americans, including those as young as 12, get an updated omicron-targeting booster shot to bolster defenses against serious illness and death during a potential fall or winter rise in covid-19 cases.Source: The Washington Post
Yale researchers identify 21 sites in Donetsk oblast, Ukraine used for civilian interrogation, processing, and detention
A new report by the Yale School of Public Health’s Humanitarian Research Lab (HRL), a partner in the U.S. Department of State-supported Conflict Observatory, maps the system of filtration facilities and logistics employed by Russia and Russia-aligned forces to process Ukrainian citizens, prisoners of war (POWs), and other people present in Donetsk oblast beginning as early as March 2022.
Yale Study Offers Multiple Strategies for Containing Monkeypox
A new study from the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) sets specific targets for containment and offers multiple strategies for limiting the spread of monkeypox using basic public-health tools of community detection, contact tracing, and vaccination.
What to know about BA.5, Paxlovid, and new vaccines coming out this fall
AAMCNews spoke with infectious disease experts about this latest phase of the pandemic, the BA.5 subvariant, Paxlovid and “Paxlovid rebound,” newly formulated vaccines expected to arrive in September or October, and the threat of future mutations.Source: AAMCNews