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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.
- January 26, 2021
Prioritizing older New Yorkers for COVID vaccines and delaying second doses could reduce hospitalizations and deaths, according to new modeling projections from Mailman epidemiologists.
- January 25, 2021
Millions more Americans will be infected with SARS-CoV-2 and become ill with COVID-19 if policies to enforce physical distancing are lifted prematurely, Mailman epidemiologists say.
- January 23, 2021
Mailman experts and other policymakers discuss measures that should be deployed during vaccine rollout to reduce inequities, already worsened by the pandemic, in the U.S. and globally.
- January 12, 2021
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.
- January 11, 2021
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.
- January 5, 2021
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.
- December 31, 2020
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.
- December 21, 2020
Front-line physicians, nurses, and staff at Columbia University Irving Medical Center have begun receiving the initial doses of the first COVID vaccines.