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Columbia University bioethicist Maya Sabatello says a Truth and Reconciliation Commission is needed to confront the structural racism in health care (and society) highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cancer patients are especially vulnerable to COVID and would benefit from the protection the vaccine offers, says Gary Schwartz, MD, deputy director of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.
A strategic decision-making and team-building exercise for hospital executives—developed at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health—now includes a simulated pandemic.
Viral load, the amount of virus detected in a PCR nasal swab, can be used to predict patient outcomes and guide quarantine decisions, Daniel Griffin says.
- August 3, 2020
New genetic and patient analyses suggest severe COVID is linked to overactive complement, one of the immune system’s oldest branches, and excess blood clotting.
- July 31, 2020
Googling for financial issues and disaster help rose sharply early in the COVID-19 pandemic and may portend a future increase in suicides, Columbia researchers found.
- July 24, 2020
Heart transplants, donor hearts, and transplant waitlists all fell sharply at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, Columbia University researchers have found.
- July 22, 2020
Columbia researchers have isolated antibodies from COVID-19 patients that neutralize SARS-CoV-2 virus and could be used to treat patients or prevent infections.
- July 21, 2020
Hispanic mothers had higher rates of COVID-19 than other groups of women, but ethnicity had no effect on outcomes among 100 women with COVID-19 who delivered at two hospitals in northern Manhattan.
- July 21, 2020
Columbia dental students in the Hispanic Student Dental Association are finding ways to promote oral health in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic without compromising safety.
- July 17, 2020
Columbia virologist Vincent Racaniello, host of the podcast "This Week in Virology," interviewed Anthony Fauci, NIAID director, about our current understanding of COVID-19 and progress with vaccines.