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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.
- March 22, 2021
With more patients complaining of lingering and chronic effects from COVID-19, Columbia experts review what’s known and why care for long-haulers requires an interdisciplinary approach.
- March 15, 2021
A real-time study of immune responses inside the lungs of COVID patients suggests a cytokine “hurricane” in the airways drives severe disease, and an influx of T cells may be critical to survival.
- March 11, 2021
New videos from Hip Hop Public Health, a community organization founded by a Columbia neurologist, are using the power of music to help increase COVID-19 vaccine coverage in communities of color.
- March 10, 2021
Jessica Justman, MD, an infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist at Columbia, says vaccinated people still need to take some precautions for now.
- March 9, 2021
Columbia fertility experts have developed a one-step saliva test for diagnosing COVID-19 that could expand access to testing.
- March 8, 2021
A virtual town hall hosted by CUIMC and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital brought together community health workers and local leaders to discuss questions and concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccines.
- March 8, 2021
New Columbia study suggests current vaccines and monoclonal antibody therapies provide less neutralizing activity against the U.K. and South Africa variants of SARS-CoV-2.
- March 5, 2021
The third authorized vaccine provides protection, particularly against severe illness and death, with just one shot, says Columbia's Jason Zucker, MD.
- March 4, 2021
A systematic screening program designed for athletes testing positive for COVID-19 has detected a low incidence of inflammatory heart disease, so far returning professional athletes safely to sport.