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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.
- December 2, 2020
Researchers at Columbia, UCLA, and Northeastern have begun helping the FDA in its effort to monitor the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, and other biologic products.
- November 30, 2020
Columbia’s Evelyn Berger-Jenkins, MD, has co-authored new recommendations to help pediatricians address emotional and behavioral health issues in children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- November 19, 2020
Columbia University COVID researchers are working to improve coronavirus testing, find new antivirals, and develop new ways to prevent transmission.
- November 16, 2020
A new nationwide study of more than 50,000 individuals—coordinated by Columbia researchers—is now underway to determine factors that predict disease severity and long-term health impacts of COVID-19.
- November 5, 2020
Compared with adults, children produce a very different antibody response after infection with the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, suggesting they clear the virus easily.
- November 4, 2020
Community health workers at NYP/CUIMC were needed more than ever during the pandemic, helping patients access the resources they needed to stay healthy and safe.
- October 30, 2020
The CUIMC Newsroom spoke with epidemiologist Dr. Sandra Albrecht about how to vote and celebrate the holidays this year while practicing good public health and staying safe from COVID.
- October 27, 2020
Coronaviruses are adept at mimicking human immune proteins called complement, which may allow the viruses to gain a foothold in our bodies and cause disease.