Research reveals boosting strategies that mitigate risks of COVID-19 in cancer patients
New research led by scientists at Yale University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte finds that the rate at which additional COVID-19 boosters are needed for cancer patients depends on the treatment they are receiving.
When should I get another COVID booster?
Even as Covid-19 recedes from its position as America’s third-leading cause of death in 2022, it remains on track to be a top-ten cause of death this year with the emergence of new variants, such as XBB.1.5 (representing 84 percent of U.S. cases as of April 1). Given the latest federal guidelines on boosters, the public understandably seeks clarity about what this all means for them. Here’s what you need to know about getting your next vaccine.Source: Smithsonian Magazine
Annual or Biannual Boosters Are Optimal for Fighting Endemic COVID-19, Study Shows
A team of scientists led by faculty at the Yale School of Public Health and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte finds that updated boosters administered on an annual or biannual basis greatly reduce the long-term risk of infection from endemic COVID-19.
Study: Vaccines and Booster Shots Are Key to Controlling Spread of COVID Variants
A new study by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health emphasizes the continuing importance of vaccines and booster shots at the individual and population level in controlling infections from highly contagious new variants of COVID-19.
Vaccine Protection Against COVID-19 Short-lived, Booster Shots Important, New Study Says
Since COVID-19 vaccines first became available to protect against infection and severe illness, there has been much uncertainty about how long the protection lasts, and when it might be necessary for individuals to get an additional booster shot. Now, a team of scientists led by faculty at the Yale School of Public Health and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has an answer: strong protection following vaccination is short-lived.
Frequent rapid-antigen testing can help keep groups of people safe from COVID-19
In a new study, Yale epidemiologists hit upon a more practical strategy for COVID surveillance on the part of companies, teams, schools, and communities. With frequent, regular rapid antigen (RA) testing, plus isolating people who test positive, organizations can cut the risk of out-of-control COVID outbreaks effectively and make long quarantines a thing of the past, the researchers say.
Often Three Days or Less: YSPH Researchers Identify Sufficient COVID-19 Travel Quarantine
For the first time, researchers have determined how long a sufficient travel quarantine needs to be to prevent an increase in transmission of COVID-19 within a country. In many cases, researchers found a period of three days or shorter—far less than the prevailing standard of 14 days—is sufficient to prevent travel from increasing incidence of the highly infectious disease.
If You’re Unvaccinated, COVID Reinfection Is Likely
One of the greatest unknowns about COVID-19 is how long natural immunity can last—and how susceptible people might be to reinfection. But researchers are working to clear up some of the mystery. New data show that, if you're unvaccinated, protection against the virus after infection may not last very long.Source: Verywell Health
Unvaccinated people can expect COVID-19 infections every 16 months, study suggests
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Scholars at the Yale School of Public Health say we still don’t have enough empirical data to know how long natural immunity lasts after COVID-19 infections, but the results of their recent study appear to indicate it doesn’t last very long.Source: Fox 4 KDFW
More Yale New Haven staff get vaccinated; down to 86 let go or in process
NEW HAVEN — The number of employees in danger of losing their jobs in the Yale New Haven Health System continues to drop, with 86 staffers now either having been terminated or in the process, officials said Wednesday.Source: New Haven Register
COVID reinfections likely within one or two years, models propose
People who have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 can expect to become reinfected within one or two years, unless they take precautions such as getting vaccinated and wearing masks. That’s the prediction of modelling based on the genetic relationships between SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses1.Source: Nature
How much immunity does a prior COVID-19 infection give, and why isn't it considered with vaccine mandates?
Oct. 9—Here is a FAQ answering that and other questions The Day has been hearing recently. How much natural immunity against COVID-19 do people get from a prior infection, and why can't natural immunity be used to opt out of vaccine and testing mandates?Source: Yahoo! Finance