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City neighborhoods with the highest COVID vaccination rates had lower historical COVID death rates, showing that lifesaving vaccines have been slow to reach the pandemic's hardest-hit areas.
Wafaa El-Sadr, who helps lead the University’s COVID response, offers her tips for commuting safely amid COVID-19 and the delta variant.
About 100 million Americans were infected with SARS-CoV-2 in 2020, but only 22% of infections were documented, a study from researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health has found.
Melissa Stockwell, Columbia pediatrician (and mom), addresses questions about COVID-19, the Delta variant, and the return to in-person schooling.
- August 18, 2021
Using a computer model, Mailman researchers estimate that the Delta variant is about 60% more contagious than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus.
- August 10, 2021
Long COVID and chronic fatigue syndrome have striking similarities, including symptoms such as fatigue, unrefreshing sleep, post-exertional malaise, and problems with memory and attention.
- July 26, 2021
Immunocompromised patients have fewer antibodies after getting COVID or the vaccine, but some studies suggest their T cells may provide some protection.
- July 16, 2021
Most of the heart and immunologic problems seen in children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C)—a condition linked to COVID—were gone within a few months, Columbia researchers have found.
- June 11, 2021
A study of Icelandic adolescents by researchers at Mailman and other institutions found that while substance use declined, social isolation has especially affected the mental health of girls.
- May 28, 2021
Infectious disease experts and engineers at Columbia University are working on ways to detect new outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 by monitoring wastewater.
- May 24, 2021
More than a dozen CUIMC employees shared their reasons for COVID-19 vaccination as part of the Roll Up Your Sleeves NY COVID-19 public education campaign.
- May 21, 2021
A trial of convalescent plasma for adults hospitalized with severe COVID-19 found that mortality at 28 days in the treatment arm was half the rate seen in the control arm (12.6% vs. 24.6%).
- May 19, 2021
Though many COVID-19 patients fully recover, some people develop such a degree of scarring in their lungs that they need a transplant.