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Initial reports of the bivalent booster’s effectiveness have created confusion among the public. David Ho discusses his own results, the bottom line, and what to expect from COVID this winter.
Columbia physicians explain why long COVID is still a “thing” and what we need to know to better identify and treat patients with the syndrome.
An infectious diseases expert explains why the new boosters target the omicron variant and who should get one.
The latest omicron subvariants—especially the currently dominant BA.4 and BA.5 forms—are even better at eluding vaccines and most treatments, find researchers at Columbia University.
- January 5, 2022
Computer modeling of the omicron wave by Mailman's Jeffrey Shaman suggests case numbers may subside as quickly as they climbed, peaking by mid-January in New York City.
- January 4, 2022
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.
- December 17, 2021
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.
- December 15, 2021
Despite the emotional challenges, the holidays offer a chance to put work aside, catch our breath, and rejoice with loved ones, says Columbia psychologist Dr. Zachary Blumkin.
- December 10, 2021
When should you get a COVID vaccine booster? And will it ward off new variants like omicron? Columbia physicians David Buchholz and Marcus Pereira answer often-asked questions.
- December 10, 2021
Columbia immunologists have found that the infant immune system is stronger than most people think and beats the adult immune system at fighting off new pathogens.
- December 1, 2021
Columbia public health experts answer questions about the variant, including its potential risks and what we can do to protect ourselves.
- 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.