Connecticut DPH Extends COVID Testing Partnership with Yale Pathology Labs Through June 2023
The state of Connecticut Department of Public Health recently extended its agreement with Yale Pathology Labs to provide COVID testing on the New Haven Green and perform Whole Genome Sequencing testing on positive COVID samples to help inform lineage and variants in our region.
Researchers Using Autopsies of COVID Victims to Learn More
Dr. Harold Sanchez, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at Yale School of Medicine and Director of Autopsy Services, said autopsies performed at hospitals and medical examiner’s offices are an important part of COVID-19 research efforts.Source: WTNH
Officials Commend Partnership Among Yale Pathology, Yale School of Public Health and State Health Department to Expand SalivaDirect™ Testing at 2 New Haven Sites
Officials from the Yale Department of Pathology, the Yale School of Public Health and the Yale School of Medicine, along with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, held a press conference Jan. 27 in New Haven’s Long Wharf to mark the opening of two free COVID-19 testing sites.
Are there COVID-19–related ‘long-haul’ skin issues?
“I’m not sure there is a definitive correct answer, definitely not that everyone would agree on,” said Christine Ko, MD, professor of dermatology and pathology at Yale University, New Haven, Conn. Dr. Freeman, however, believed that pernio and especially persistent lesions are caused by an immune response to COVID. In an interview, she noted the multiple cases of patients in the registry who did seroconvert and that, while a registry is not a perfect means of getting an answer, it is good for generating questions. Taken collectively, the cases in the registry can “tell a story for further hypotheses,” said Dr. Freeman, who is director of global health dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital and assistant professor of dermatology at Harvard University, both in Boston.Source: The Hopsitalist
Experts: Pfizer tests on COVID vaccines, treatment in line with industry standards
An Associated Press review of a claim that Pfizer acknowledged in a statement that it conducted “gain of function” research as part of its development of a vaccine and a separate medical treatment for COVID-19 found the claim is false.Source: Associated Press
How the global Pandemic Fund can live up to its great potential
World leaders in November launched a new global Pandemic Fund housed at the World Bank to break the historic pattern of “panic and neglect” regarding global disease outbreaks. The fund was crafted with good intentions and has enormous potential. But that’s far from sufficient to guarantee success.Source: The Washington Post
Nasal Swabs Could Help Identify Emerging Viruses, Yale Researchers Say
The researchers are looking for little known viruses in certain samples to try to identify new diseases before they become a threat. “COVID came as a surprise. All of the sudden, there was an outbreak, and people discovered that there was a new virus that could cause an illness,” Dr. Ellen Foxman, Yale School of Medicine immunologist, said. “What we want to do going forward is be able to get ahead of that.”Source: NBC News CT
Yale doctor discusses the possibility of a yearly COVID shot
We could see COVID-19 boosters on a simple, yearly plan. Later this week, the FDA may announce a new plan on how COVID boosters are rolled out. Yale Medicine Doctor F. Perry Wilson discussed what that might look like.Source: WTNH News 8
Yale doctor discusses COVID anniversary and our status now
Friday marks the third anniversary of the first person in the United States to be diagnosed with COVID. Since then the toll the virus has taken has been tremendous. 1.1 million deaths nationwide and 11,899 deaths in Connecticut.Source: WTNH News 8