Success of COVID-19 Vaccination Program Depends on its Implementation
Factors related to manufacturing, distribution, public acceptance, and the severity of the pandemic will contribute more to the success of a potential COVID-19 vaccination program than the efficacy of the vaccine itself, finds a new study conducted by the Yale School of Public Health.Source: YaleNews
A Conversation With Marcella Nunez-Smith, Co-Chair of Biden’s COVID-19 Advisory Board
Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith is an associate professor of internal medicine, public health, and management at Yale University and one of the co-chairs of President-elect Joe Biden’s Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. Dr. Nunez-Smith has spent much of her career studying the effects of social and racial inequality on health outcomes, making her appointment to the committee a powerful signal that the incoming president seeks to address the disproportionate impact that this pandemic has had on communities of color. But, as Dr. Nunez-Smith outlines, it’s all but impossible to find an individual who has not, at this terrible point, been affected by COVID-19. Vogue spoke with her about her priorities, her plans, and how she maintains hope in these very dark times.Source: Vogue
Connecticut sees a rise in hospitalizations and COVID positivity rate over the weekend
HARTFORD, Conn. — Governor Lamont held a news briefing Monday afternoon to provide updates on Connecticut’s coronavirus response efforts. He was joined by Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith from the Yale School of Public Health. Nunez-Smith was tapped by President-elect Joe Biden to co-chair his COVID-19 task force.Source: Fox61
Conn. COVID-19 Positivity Rate at 5.4%, Hospitalizations Up By Nearly 100
The state's COVID-19 positivity rate is 5.4% and hospitalizations have jumped by nearly 100 over the weekend. There are currently 757 hospitalizations in the state. That is up from 659 on Friday. Connecticut has seen a trend of increasing hospitalizations from roughly 1% of people who've tested positive for the virus in mid-October to 6% now in mid-November.Source: NBC CT
Biden Taps Three Experts with Yale Ties to Lead COVID-19 Advisory Board
President-elect Joe Biden has named three public health experts with close Yale ties to lead his transition team’s new COVID-19 advisory board, including Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, an authority on the pandemic’s disproportionate effect on communities of color.Source: Yale News
New COVID-19 Related Genes – Helpful and Harmful – Found in Massive Screen
Researchers at Yale University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard screened hundreds of millions of cells exposed to the COVID-19 and MERS viruses and identified dozens of genes that both enable the viruses to replicate in cells and also those that seem to slam the door on the virus.
The Pathoanatomy of Posterolateral Corner Ligamentous Disruption in Multiligament Knee Injuries Is Predictive of Peroneal Nerve Injury
A team of Yale researchers closely analyzed where the specific zone of ligamentous injury occurred in a consecutive group of patients who sustained a highly uncommon knee injury where more than one major knee ligament is damaged.
New Insights on Genetic Risks for Cigarette Smoking
Scientists have long understood that genes play an important role in a person’s smoking behavior, and a new genome-wide association study by Yale and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers is helping to explain why some people start to smoke, while others are able to quit.