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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.
- May 4, 2021
Hundreds of New Yorkers from Harlem, Northern Manhattan, and Morningside Heights have been vaccinated at Columbia's Community Pop-up Vaccination Site.
- April 29, 2021
A new study is drawing the most detailed picture yet of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the lung revealing mechanisms that cause lethal COVID-19 and how COVID-19 differs from other infectious diseases.
- April 16, 2021
A virtual town hall on COVID-19 vaccines welcomed community health workers and keynote speaker Judith Absalon, MD, MPH.
- April 9, 2021
After implementing an array of extra safety measures, routine dental care is rebounding at Columbia’s College of Dental Medicine.
- April 6, 2021
Mailman's ICAP program is well-known for its efforts in fighting HIV, malaria, and TB around the world, but they're also busy in the fight against COVID-19 in nearby Harlem and Bronx neighborhoods.
- March 30, 2021
In people with dementia, delirium during COVID-19 is more common but deaths from COVID-19 are not disproportionately higher, finds a new study.
- March 23, 2021
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, does not infect brain cells but can inflict significant neurological damage, according to a new study of dozens of deceased patients.
- March 22, 2021
With more patients complaining of lingering and chronic effects from COVID-19, Columbia experts review what’s known and why care for long-haulers requires an interdisciplinary approach.