Yale Pathology Labs, Yale School of Public Health Launch Public SalivaDirect™ Saliva PCR Testing Sites in New Haven
Yale Pathology Labs and the Yale School of Public Health have partnered to establish two COVID-19 mobile testing sites in New Haven that offer SalivaDirect™ Saliva PCR Testing to city residents with no pre-registration required.
Yale researchers find first cases of new UK coronavirus variant in Connecticut
Gov. Ned Lamont on Jan. 7 announced that Yale researchers in collaboration with the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) detected the first two cases of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 in the state. This is the same variant initially discovered in the United Kingdom that is associated with increased transmission.Source: Yale News
Quick and affordable saliva-based COVID-19 test developed by Yale scientists receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization
A saliva-based laboratory diagnostic test developed by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health to determine whether someone is infected with the novel coronavirus has been granted an emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Source: Yale News
‘Triple-demic’ of respiratory illnesses launches vaccination season. Have you gotten yours?
We are amid the “triple-demic” of respiratory illnesses season that includes a significant increase in U.S. COVID-19 hospitalizations alongside annual seasonal surges in respiratory viruses like influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). YSPH Professor Sten Vermund offers timely guidance on how people can best protect themselves in this opinion piece.Source: The Baltimore Sun
COVID Likely to Peak in Colder Months as Virus Becomes Endemic in the US
As COVID-19 becomes endemic in the U.S., it will likely settle into a seasonable rhythm like influenza, becoming most active during the colder months in northern climes and subsiding in summer, according to a new study by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
The Long History of Long COVID and Other Chronic Illnesses
The term post-acute infection syndrome refers to chronic diseases that occur after an acute viral, bacterial, or parasitic infection, including chronic Lyme and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Yale School of Medicine is investigating the many questions surrounding post-acute infection syndromes in its new Center for Infection & Immunity.
Will Uninsured Americans Be Able to Get Their COVID Shot?
The government created the Bridge Access program to help those without insurance. Does anyone care about it? Associate Professor Jason Schwartz says the public is fatigued when it comes to news about another COVID shot.Source: The Messenger
As Childhood Vaccination Rates Continue to Fall, Are We Doing Enough to Stop Anti-Vaxxers? These Doctors Say No
Pakistan made headlines around the world when officials announced they’re considering throwing parents in jail for failing to vaccinate their kids among a resurgence in polio cases. While such draconian measures are unthinkable in the United States, it’s not hard to imagine a future where the re-emergence of once-eradicated diseases becomes increasingly common.Source: The Messenger
From appointments to insurance, COVID-19 vaccine issues continue in CT
Yale School of Public Health Professor Gregg Gonsalves says that during the pandemic the American public health system and welfare system had been bolstered to the point where we had a semi-functional public health and social services apparatus. These programs have all been dismantled with the end of the public health emergency, returning us to the normal of "the unfulfilled promise of public health."Source: CT Insider
CDC will invest $262.5 million to forecast the spread of infectious diseases
The CDC, through its new Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics, is doling out some $262.5 million over five years to 13 centers around the country, including to researchers in Massachusetts.Source: The Boston Globe
Federal government to start providing free coronavirus tests once again
Starting Sept. 25, people can request four free tests per household through covidtests.gov. Officials say the tests are able to detect the latest variants and are intended to be used through the end of the year. Featuring YSPH's Greg Gonsalves.Source: The Washington Post