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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.
- 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.
- October 28, 2021
Columbia clinical microbiologist Gregory Berry, PhD, explains what rapid at-home tests can—and cannot—do to help keep us and those around us safe from COVID.
- October 12, 2021
The new Pandemic Response Institute draws heavily on ICAP’s strength in building partnerships and will help New York City equitably detect, respond to, and recover from major health emergencies.
- October 7, 2021
After infection with the COVID virus, where does the immune system store the memory? A new study finds memory cells take up residence in the lung to protect against reinfection.
- September 30, 2021
With an award from New York City Economic Development Corporation, Columbia—through its Mailman School of Public Health—and a consortium will launch NYC’s first Pandemic Response Institute.
- September 29, 2021
Kidney transplant recipients and those waiting for a transplant face a high risk of dying from COVID, with patients from racial and ethnic minorities at greater risk.
- September 15, 2021
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.
- September 13, 2021
Wafaa El-Sadr, who helps lead the University’s COVID response, offers her tips for commuting safely amid COVID-19 and the delta variant.
- August 27, 2021
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.