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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.
- June 14, 2022
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.
- April 7, 2022
Columbia researchers have uncovered how Gram-negative bacteria—which cause a variety of drug-resistant infections—build their protective outer layer, which could lead to more effective treatments.
- March 25, 2022
A new type of ultraviolet light that is safe for people destroyed more than 98% of airborne microbes in a room within five minutes, a study found.
- March 22, 2022
On March 28, world leaders and global health experts will gather for Columbia University’s second annual Virtual Symposium on Vaccines and Global Health.
- March 15, 2022
COVID patients who remain unresponsive after receiving respiratory support may require long time periods to regain consciousness; delays are related to blood oxygen levels.
- March 4, 2022
When COVID arrived, the medical center partnered with residents, community health workers, and elected officials to meet local needs.
- March 4, 2022
Computer models have helped anticipate COVID’s peaks and troughs, but models have a “cone of uncertainty” and much about the future of the pandemic remains unknown.