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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.
- May 18, 2021
The post-COVID Community Mental Health Project aims to promote wellness and increase access to behavioral health services in underserved New York City neighborhoods.
- May 7, 2021
A significant level of symptoms of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress may follow COVID-19 independent of any previous psychiatric diagnoses, a new Mailman study finds.
- 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 Columbia neuroscientist and psychiatrist is peering into brain cells for clues that may explain how COVID-19 can lead to depression, anxiety, psychosis, and suicide.
- 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.