“Risk of Resurgence” in COVID-19 Epidemic if Connecticut Reopens Too Quickly, YSPH Report Finds
As Connecticut tentatively reopens this week after a two-month shutdown, a new report by the Yale School of Public Health warns that if people resume normal activities and contacts too quickly there will be a “sharp resurgence” in hospitalizations and deaths in the coming months.
The Country Is Reopening—Now What?
“There is nothing magically ‘safe’ about May 20, and very little difference in epidemiologic risk between May 19 and May 21," says Jaimie Meyer, MD, MS, a Yale Medicine infectious disease specialist. Only a public health approach that is data-driven will dictate a slow and measured reopening.”
Borgstrom and Yale New Haven Health Help Guide a Hard-hit Portion of Connecticut Through Perilous Times
In addition to advising Governor Lamont’s administration on the state’s health response, Borgstrom and other members of the Health Response Team make sure that allocations of equipment, facilities, and personnel in suddenly overburdened health facilities meet the needs of patients.
Researchers at Yale Pursuing COVID-19 Vaccine Based on Powerful Yale Platform
Yale pathologist John “Jack” Rose believes a proven vaccine platform he pioneered decades ago using a livestock virus called vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) could produce better immunity than other vaccine candidates, and be scaled up quickly to meet global demand.
Yale Launches Clinical Trial for Drug to Treat Severe COVID-19 Patients
Yale researchers will begin a clinical trial at Yale-New Haven Hospital to test the effectiveness of a drug called ibudilast (MN-166) for treating acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a life-threatening lung condition developed by some of the most seriously ill COVID-19 patients.
Gift by Rothberg Family Reinforces Yale Coronavirus Response
“Our doctors, nurses, and first responders, and all of our health care workers are saving the lives of people we love. We each need to do everything we can to keep them safe and let them know that we are there for them,” says Jonathan Rothberg.
Yale’s Veteran Virologist Leads a Team to Close the Coronavirus Testing Gap
Marie-Louise Landry, MD, professor of laboratory medicine and of medicine (infectious diseases) and director of Yale’s Clinical Virology Lab, knew that with a concerted effort, her lab could replicate the COVID-19 test used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and quickly help expand the country’s testing capabilities.