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Just two months after omicron emerged on the scene, many of the uncertainties about the new variant are starting to become clear.
Babies born during the pandemic’s first year—even to moms who did not have COVID during pregnancy—scored slightly lower on a screening test of social and motor skills compared to pre-pandemic babies.
A new study from COVID researchers at Columbia and the University of Hong Kong adds more evidence that the omicron variant can evade the immune protection conferred by vaccines and natural infection.
- November 24, 2021
New Columbia studies quantify the effect of the COVID pandemic on health care workers' sleep patterns and the potential damaging consequences of sleep disturbance on their mental health.
- November 22, 2021
After nearly dying from COVID-19 last year, the world-renowned transplant surgeon reflects on his recovery and completing his eighth New York City Marathon.
- November 17, 2021
Now in its fifth year, the center has built close relationships with members of the Harlem and Washington Heights communities. Those relationships were pivotal when COVID-19 arrived.
- November 11, 2021
A study of more than 500 hospitalized COVID patients found that comorbidities do not necessarily result in the worst outcomes.
- November 5, 2021
Columbia pediatrician Mara Minguez, MD, answers common questions about the COVID vaccine now available for children between 5 and 11 years old.