The Gift of Saying Goodbye
One of the most heartbreaking aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is that it has prevented hospitalized patients from having visitors, leaving patients to die alone and depriving families of a chance to say goodbye to their loved ones. But the nurses and clinical staff on EP9-5, the infectious disease unit at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), have made it possible for many patients and families to actually have that final goodbye.
Yale Launches Website to Encourage COVID Collaboration
Across Yale, faculty are engaged in research, innovation, and clinical efforts to combat coronavirus disease (also known as COVID-19). With the notion that more can be accomplished by working together, Yale has launched the Research, Clinical & Data Driven Responses to COVID-19 website to promote collaboration among Yale faculty and with colleagues around the world.
Moderna Children's COVID-19 Vaccine Trials to Begin as Adult Vaccination Rates Fall
In about a week, children in Connecticut will take part in the Moderna pediatric clinical trial. With more young people coming down with COVID-19, the study leader says getting children vaccinated will help move us to herd immunity. “Any disease that brings children to the intensive care units is very important because we don’t want that for our younger ones,” said Dr. Inci Yildirim, a Yale Medicine vaccinologist who specializes in pediatric infectious diseases.Source: NBCCT
A Sprint and a Marathon: Nursing Leaders from Across CT Debrief COVID-19 Strategies at Bellos Lecture
Yale School of Nursing (YSN) held its annual Sybil Palmer Bellos lecture on April 19, virtually convening a panel of nursing leaders from hospitals across Connecticut to analyze how they strategically prepared their nurses for both the sprint and the marathon of the first two waves of COVID-19. “There was a fireball coming up 95, and we knew if we didn’t move quickly, we would be in flames,” said Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of Yale New Haven Hospital Ena Williams, MBA, MSM, BSN, RN, CENP, describing the oncoming virus as it swept through neighboring New York.Source: Yale Nursing website
A Growing Number of Colleges Will Require COVID-19 Vaccination for Fall
An increasing number of higher education institutions are requiring students to get vaccinated against COVID-19 before attending campuses in the fall. Among these are Rutgers University, Cornell University, Duke University, and Brown University.Source: VeryWell Health
White Gives Tips on Overcoming Fear of Needles as We Reach for Herd Immunity with COVID Vaccine
In order to reach herd immunity, that may mean some of us are going to have to get over their fear of needles. News 8 spoke with Marney White, PhD, MS, clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and of Psychiatry, to find out some easy ways to try and cope.Source: WTNH
Yale's Cedarhurst School Addresses Special Education Needs During COVID-19 Pandemic
In early March 2020, leaders of Cedarhurst anticipated likely closure of their school building as the COVID-19 pandemic grew. The teachers and staff launched an intensive effort to create a comprehensive distance learning program, modifying curricula and addressing internet connectivity and technology resources for students.
YSN in Media: Vlahov on the Reopening of New York
Yale School of Nursing (YSN) Professor David Vlahov PhD, RN, FAAN is a nurse, an epidemiologist, and an infectious disease authority who has shared his expertise with a wide range of media outlets throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic. Vlahov recently shared his expertise with Gothamist about the reopening of New York City.Source: YSN Website
Yale Community Health Care Van Takes to the Street to Vaccinate Hard-to-Reach New Haven Residents
“It’s about keeping people safe,” said Dr. Frederick Altice, a Yale School of Medicine professor who specializes in infectious diseases and epidemiology and is the creator of the Community Health Care Van program.Source: New Haven Register
Racial Health Disparities Didn’t Start With Covid: The Overlooked History of Polio
The coronavirus pandemic, twice as deadly for Black Americans than whites, has highlighted racial disparities with roots in the past. The history of polio shows that racial and health disparities are not new, and that often they have been deliberately ignored.Source: Retro Report
Yale to start enrolling young children and pregnant women in COVID-19 vaccine trials
Now that COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out for adults in much of the world, pharmaceutical companies have started to conduct further trials to confirm whether the shots are also safe and effective for children and pregnant women.Source: Yale Daily News