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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.
- 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.
- August 17, 2021
Columbia psychologist Alyssa Ames-Sikora, PhD, offers advice for parents with kids who are anxious about returning to the classroom this fall.
- August 10, 2021
Long COVID and chronic fatigue syndrome have striking similarities, including symptoms such as fatigue, unrefreshing sleep, post-exertional malaise, and problems with memory and attention.
- July 16, 2021
Most of the heart and immunologic problems seen in children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C)—a condition linked to COVID—were gone within a few months, Columbia researchers have found.
- June 11, 2021
A study of Icelandic adolescents by researchers at Mailman and other institutions found that while substance use declined, social isolation has especially affected the mental health of girls.
- May 28, 2021
Infectious disease experts and engineers at Columbia University are working on ways to detect new outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 by monitoring wastewater.
- May 24, 2021
More than a dozen CUIMC employees shared their reasons for COVID-19 vaccination as part of the Roll Up Your Sleeves NY COVID-19 public education campaign.
- May 21, 2021
A trial of convalescent plasma for adults hospitalized with severe COVID-19 found that mortality at 28 days in the treatment arm was half the rate seen in the control arm (12.6% vs. 24.6%).
- May 19, 2021
Though many COVID-19 patients fully recover, some people develop such a degree of scarring in their lungs that they need a transplant.