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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.
- 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.