Yale community likely to receive COVID-19 vaccinations by April
Amid nationwide lags in coronavirus vaccine rollout, Yale public health officials estimate that the vaccine could be available to all members of the Yale campus community by April — with student vaccinations possibly starting in the coming weeks.Source: Yale News
Donation Creates Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Fund at the Yale School of Public Health
The Yale School of Public Health’s ongoing efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion received a substantial boost recently with a generous donation from Dr. Pilar Vargas and her husband Dean Sten H. Vermund.
Covid-19: U.S. to Require Negative Virus Tests From International Air Travelers
The Trump administration expanded vaccine eligibility to all Americans over 65 as part of an effort to accelerate distribution. New York is setting up a mass vaccination site at the Mets’ home stadium.Source: The New York Times
How will the rise in COVID-19 cases in CT affect school safety, youth winter sports?
Connecticut COVID-19 positivity rate has went up to 10.72%. Many parents are concerned and wondering about how this will impact schooling and winter sports. Carlos Olivera, MD., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine, joined News 8 to discuss school safety and winter sports as COVID-19 cases rise in Connecticut.Source: WTNH
A Student Scientist Wanted to Explain Vaccines to His Mom. Then He Went Viral.
Advertise with Mother Jones Better science communication can help combat the coronavirus pandemic. But as Mother Jones has reported since the beginning of the outbreak, scientists are frustrated by the lack of coordination and coherence in the Trump Administration’s public health messaging.Source: Mother Jones
U.S. plan to expand access to Covid-19 vaccine likely sets up new debacles
As health authorities across the country struggle to get Covid-19 vaccination programs up and running, outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar threw a new wrench into the works on Tuesday, telling states to expand priority access to tens of millions of additional people immediately.Source: STAT News
Chief of Medical Genetics Gets COVID-19 shot
Recent announcements about the imminent availability of multiple promising vaccines against COVID-19 brought hope this winter as the virus tightened its grip on the US and around the world. That hope turned to reality for Yale Genetics Clinical Chief Yong-hui Jiang, who received the first does of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine earlier this January.
Going big: US dispensing shots at stadiums and fairgrounds
The U.S. is entering the second month of the biggest vaccination drive in history with a major expansion of the campaign, opening football stadiums, major league ballparks, fairgrounds and convention centers to inoculate a larger and more diverse pool of people.Source: Going big: US dispensing shots at stadiums and fairgrounds
CORONAVIRUS VACCINATION: 4 BEST PRACTICES FOR COMMUNICATING WITH PATIENTS
There are four best practices clinicians should follow when communicating with people to encourage them to get coronavirus vaccination, says Richard Martinello, MD, medical director of infection prevention at Yale New Haven Health in New Haven, Connecticut.Source: Health Leaders Media