Study Finds that Stay-at-Home Orders Strengthened and Accelerated COVID-19 Response that was Already Happening
Researchers from the Yale School of the Environment, Yale Institute for Global Health, and Colorado State University used location data from smart devices to measure changes in time spent at home in response to COVID-19 cases and death and following various public health interventions.
Several Countries Curb Use Of AstraZeneca Vaccine Use Amid Blood Clot Concerns
Australia and Greece are the latest countries to recommend alternatives to the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for young people after researchers found more rare but potentially fatal blood clots linked to the vaccine.Source: WVTF
"Keep An Eye On New Virus Variants": Expert
"Keep An Eye On New Virus Variants": ExpertPUBLISHED ON: APRIL 9, 2021 | DURATION: 23 MIN, 16 SEC 10 second 10 second ' India has set another record of daily Covid cases with 1,31,968 infections in the last 24 hours. The US is perhaps going to witness a fourth Covid wave. Dr Saad B Omer, Director, Yale Institute For Global Health, speaking to NDTV, analysed the spike in the two countries. He says it is absolutely crucial to keep an eye on the new variants.Source: NDTV
Pfizer vaccine leads to ‘significantly lower’ case rates in nursing homes, Yale study finds
A recent study published in collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Yale School of Public Health and the Connecticut Department of Public Health reveals the effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in nursing homes, specifically for residents who received one dose of the vaccine during COVID-19 outbreaks at the facilities.Source: Yale Daily News
When Can I Use Public Transportation Again After Being Fully Vaccinated?
With the onset of the pandemic, many Americans stopped or limited their use of public transportation in favor of different, more distanced modes of travel.1 Now, as more and more people get vaccinated every day, a safe return to public transportation might be more feasible than we realize.Source: Verywell Health
The C.D.C. and N.I.H. launch a rapid, at-home testing initiative in Tennessee and North Carolina.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health announced a new initiative on Wednesday to help determine whether frequent, widespread use of rapid coronavirus tests slows the spread of the virus.Source: The New York Times
YSM Students Advance COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts with Innovative Community-academic Partnerships and Advocacy
Yale School of Medicine students, in collaboration with a diverse set of other students and community members, are playing a significant role in the vaccination campaign in New Haven, in Connecticut, and nationally.
Florida COVID numbers face new scrutiny
WASHINGTON — New research published earlier this month in the American Journal of Public Health argues that Florida is undercounting the number of people who died from COVID-19 by thousands of cases, casting new doubt on claims that Gov. Ron DeSantis navigated the coronavirus pandemic successfully.Source: Yahoo! Finance
As CDC warns of 4th COVID wave, northeast doctors say we're already in it
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns of a fourth wave of the coronavirus, local doctors said the northeast is already in the middle of it. The concerns come despite rising vaccination rates.Source: WFSB Eyewitness News3
As positivity rate climbs, CDC ranks CT third worst in nation for COVID cases per capita
Connecticut’s number of COVID-19 cases per capita is among the worst in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as the state’s positivity rate of new tests continues to climb.Source: The Litchfield County Times