How Africa can close the gap in COVID-19 vaccine equity: One student’s perspective
A new commentary authored by Yale School of Public Health PhD student Natasha Turyasingura, in collaboration with senior researchers from Yale and Columbia University, suggests ways Africa can improve COVID-19 vaccination rates and prepare for future pandemics.
Yale doctor urges getting COVID bivalent vaccine as hospitalizations surge
Hospitalizations are up in Connecticut with a mix of respiratory viruses, and COVID-19 cases jumping through December. Hospitalizations have jumped from 446 on Nov. 24 to 828 on Thursday. The majority of those cases are in those 70 or older. “The good news is that they do not appear to be as sick because many of them were vaccinated relatively recently so maybe they’re enjoying some of the benefits of their vaccines including the more recent bivalent boosters,” Dr. Onyema Ogbuagu with Yale Medicine said.Source: WTNH News 8
What parents need to know about long COVID in children
Most people who get COVID-19 fully recover, but some go on to develop long COVID. We spoke to Dr. Carlos Oliveira, a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases at the Yale School of Medicine, to get answers to many parents' most common questions.Source: UNICEF Parenting
Long COVID and Cognitive Dysfunction: Searching for Answers
Gilbert H. Glaser professor of Neurology and chief of the Division of Neurological Infections and Global Neurology Serena Spudich, MD shares her knowledge of cognitive dysfunction in long-COVID patients, research conducted in her COVID Mind Study and Yale program, and what treatment options are currently available.Source: TheBodyPro
Four Yale Researchers Honored at the 2022 Association for Clinical and Translational Science Awards
The collaboration that advanced the discovery of ketamine as a treatment for depression was among four Yale award winners at the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) annual meeting held in Chicago from April 20 through 22.
Health Headlines: COVID numbers climbing in CT
In today’s health headlines, COVID-19 numbers are climbing back up in Connecticut. Don’t dismiss gastrointestinal symptoms as not being related to COVID-19, and the CDC is warning about severe cases of hepatitis in kids. Dr. Rima Fawaz, a Yale Medicine Pediatric Hepatologist and GI doctor, who is an assistant professor at Yale School of Medicine is discussing these topics.Source: WTNH
Health Headlines: COVID-19 vaccines for young kids, drug just approved for their use
With Connecticut’s COVID-19 positivity rate on the rise, there is new information on younger children potentially getting vaccinated and a therapeutic treatment children are eligible for if they have the virus.Source: WTNH
Moderna claims COVID-19 vaccine safe in children 6 months to 6 years old
A potential big step forward in vaccinating younger kids against COVID. Moderna says its vaccine is safe in kids 6 months to 6 years old and is seeking emergency use authorization from the FDA. Now the process begins to see if that holds up.Source: WTNH
When Are Coronavirus Symptoms Bad Enough to Warrant Going to the Hospital?
If you have a dry cough and fever, and it's getting harder to breathe, this is not a time to delay seeking treatment. Shortness of breath is a hallmark COVID-19 symptom. Although most patients infected with the coronavirus will have milder symptoms and not experience difficulty breathing, those who struggle for air require immediate attention.Source: MSN
Health Headlines: Pfizer begins COVID pill study in high-risk children
In today’s health headlines, testing begins on a COVID-19 pill for children, research attributes damage to brain tissues to having COVID-19, and what parents should know in light of Florida’s plan to recommend healthy children not be vaccinated against COVID-19.Source: WTNH
Sen. Murphy participates in medical school misinformation roundtable
Brian Marcus, Yale School of Medicine Pediatric Cardiology Fellow, also pointed out that the medical community has historically had issues with transparency and unethical medical trials. Marcus told Murphy that part of this bill should work to acknowledge those issues to foster future trust in federal and state public health institutions.Source: Yale Daily News