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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.
- April 20, 2020
The brainchild of Vibhu Krishna, a medical student at Columbia’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, "Faces of the Frontline," shares stories on Instagram from the COVID-19 front line.
- April 17, 2020
Columbia experts talk about the latest developments about the new coronavirus and the spread of COVID-19.
- April 16, 2020
Columbia medical students celebrated early graduation in a web event on April 15. Among the 139 students, 84 will start work at NewYork-Presbyterian to provide support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- April 15, 2020
New York’s best-known celebrities are leading the charge to recognize Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian health workers who are working tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- April 11, 2020
CovidWatcher—a new app from Columbia University researchers—will track COVID-19’s impact on New York City neighborhoods in real time and fill in critical gaps in knowledge of the disease.
- April 10, 2020
A field hospital for patients with mild COVID-19 symptoms will open at Columbia’s Baker Athletics Complex at 218th Street adjacent to the NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital in northern Manhattan.
- April 8, 2020
CopeColumbia provides faculty and staff with support services and guidance for stress management, psychological support, and emotional fatigue arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- April 8, 2020
Aggressive social distancing and hospital preparations are needed to prevent more illness and death, even in counties with few COVID-19 cases, a study led by Columbia researchers has found.