Large Genomic Analysis Highlights COVID-19 Risk Factors
In March 2020, thousands of scientists around the world, including Yale's Renato Polimanti, PhD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Gita Pathak, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate; and Frank Wendt, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, united to answer a pressing and complex question: What genetic factors influence why some COVID-19 patients develop severe, life-threatening disease requiring hospitalization, while others escape with mild symptoms or none at all?
Sex-specific Immune Response in COVID-19 Linked to Cellular Metabolism
Researchers studying COVID-19 patients have found a metabolic pathway that is highly correlated with immune responses only in male patients, a group known to be more likely to suffer severe cases and die of the disease, representing a potential target for therapeutic intervention.Source: Yale News
Common Cold Could Protect Against COVID In Early Stages Of Infection
t’s hard to envision the common cold, caused by rhinoviruses, as something of a superhero, but recent research from Yale University has found this bug to have an intriguing effect on the early success of the pathogen that causes COVID-19 in the body.Source: IFLScience
Yale's Cedarhurst School Addresses Special Education Needs During COVID-19 Pandemic
In early March 2020, leaders of Cedarhurst anticipated likely closure of their school building as the COVID-19 pandemic grew. The teachers and staff launched an intensive effort to create a comprehensive distance learning program, modifying curricula and addressing internet connectivity and technology resources for students.
Covid-19 in Connecticut Public Schools
Nearly all Connecticut schools closed after the onset of COVID-19 in the spring of 2020. But starting this past fall, state policy makers and school officials have been increasingly focused on getting as many students physically back into the classroom as possible, citing benefits to student education, mental health, and socialization. Keeping students in schools safely depends upon the levels of transmission found within individual schools and in the broader community. In Connecticut, individual school districts have made autonomous decisions about their learning models, often changing weekly to an in-person, hybrid or remote model in response to local conditions. State officials have characterized in-school outbreaks as rare, despite the numbers and patterns of reported cases. The independence of Connecticut public school districts has also produced inequitable access to the facilities and services needed to safely return to school during a pandemic.Source: Yale COVID Mapping Initiative
YSN Prep Helps Building 410 Become COVID-19 Vaccination Site
Building 410, located next to Yale School of Nursing (YSN), is now a COVID-19 vaccination site run by Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS). Converting Building 410 into a temporary vaccination site so quickly was possible due to the hard work of a YSN team last year.Source: Yale School of Nursing
Yale Cancer Center Study Shows Aspirin & Intermediate Dose Anticoagulation Improves Survival for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
Researchers discovered aspirin and intermediate dose anticoagulation can reduce mortality rates for patients hospitalized with COVID-19. The study was published in the American Journal of Hematology.
Society and Disease: Lessons on Pandemic From the Pages of History
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Naomi Rogers, professor in the history of medicine and history in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, has been called upon by the media and others to offer a historical perspective on epidemics, public health, science, and medicine. She recently spoke with YaleNews about what past epidemics can teach us about the present crisis, what the pandemic has taught her as a historian, and how a rise in misinformation and anti-science sentiments during a public health emergency is nothing new.Source: Yale News
Vaccines Conquered Smallpox and Polio, But COVID-19 Looks Like a Tougher Battle
After the invention of the smallpox treatment, some resisted it, says Naomi Rogers, a professor of the history of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. Others were concerned about access and equity.Source: Popular Science
The Impact of COVID-19 on Inpatient Psychiatry Resident Supervision
In a Letter to the Editor published in the October 2020 edition of Academic Psychiatry, William Coe, MD, MPH, Second-Year Resident, and Hun Millard, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, outline the impact of COVID-19 on inpatient psychiatry resident supervision.Source: Academic Psychiatry
The Secret Weapon for Distributing a Potential Covid-19 Vaccine
Storing and distributing a vaccine — especially the potential Pfizer vaccine, which must be frozen until use at -70°C, around the temperature of dry ice — poses a significant challenge. Rural cattle breeders offer a solution.Source: The Washington Post
HIV Status Does Not Affect COVID-19 Hospitalization, Short-Term Outcomes in Connecticut Hospital
During the early period of the COVID-19 pandemic we wanted to understand the relationship between COVID-19 and people living with HIV. We assessed hospitalized patients and tried to identify any risk factors for hospitalization or serious illness.Source: TheBodyPro