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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.
Community outreach and restricting online scheduling to certain zip codes helped increase vaccine uptake among Black and Hispanic residents, new study says.
Columbia scientists have joined a regional consortium to accelerate the development of new drugs that target SARS-CoV-2, other coronaviruses, and viruses that could lead to future pandemics.
In the wake of the COVID pandemic, Anne Moscona is bringing an appreciation for public outreach to her upcoming role as president of the American Society for Virology.
- 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.
- August 23, 2021
Melissa Stockwell, Columbia pediatrician (and mom), addresses questions about COVID-19, the Delta variant, and the return to in-person schooling.
- August 18, 2021
Using a computer model, Mailman researchers estimate that the Delta variant is about 60% more contagious than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus.