Storing and distributing a vaccine — especially the potential Pfizer vaccine, which must be frozen until use at -70°C, around the temperature of dry ice — poses a significant challenge. Rural cattle breeders offer a solution.
- October 28, 2020Source: Inside Higher Ed
Naomi Rogers says COVID-19 has "highlighted problems which many Yale faculty and staff had been able to keep under the radar with a kind of patchwork of care that is now almost impossible to reestablish or rely on."
- October 23, 2020
Professor Naomi Rogers Wed, 28 October 2020 1:15 – 3:00 EST
- September 30, 2020Source: Nature
This is a significant moment, says Naomi Rogers, a historian of medicine at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. “It’s an even more powerful example of the devastation of this particular pandemic, which, as we live through it, has been very easy to normalize."
- September 23, 2020
Evaluating and Deploying Covid-19 Vaccines — The Importance of Transparency, Scientific Integrity, and Public TrustSource: The New England Journal of Medicine
Jason L. Schwartz, PhD
- September 15, 2020Source: YaleNews
Rene Almeling, an associate professor of sociology, public health, and medicine, recently spoke to YaleNews about her research and her latest book, “GUYnecology: The Missing Science of Men’s Reproductive Health.”
- September 09, 2020Source: C-SPAN
A House Oversight and Reform subcommittee held a hearing on ensuring a safe coronavirus vaccine. Members questioned the witnesses on how the vaccine is being developed quickly while also providing safety, effectiveness, and diverse testing in clinical trials. They also talked about the importance of messaging to counter disinformation and lack of trust within minority communities towards the medical industry.
- September 03, 2020Source: Elle.com
Imagine a world where men stressed about their sperm as much as women stress about their eggs. It is not just women’s bodies that affect reproductive outcomes. By Rene Almeling
- August 18, 2020Source: Current Anthropology
Yale historian of medicine, Joanna Radin has new co-authored research in the journal Current Anthropology. Their work examines the politics of knowledge-making about immunity to infectious disease among Indigenous peoples and is directly relevant to our present—when Indigenous peoples are among those most impacted by COVID.
- July 29, 2020Source: PBS NOVA
As we blunder through the pandemic’s second season, we’re “looking for an instant solution, and there are none,” Rogers says. The story we tell about polio is that 1955 arrived and it melted away. Yes, church bells did ring at the announcement that a new vaccine had been deemed safe. But what followed became known as the Cutter Incident, a tragic misfire that caused 40,000 cases of polio, ultimately killing 10 children and paralyzing 200 more. And when a safe and effective vaccine finally did debut, it still required a protracted struggle to set up the infrastructure to distribute it. That took some two decades of confusion and chaos.