World Health Organization approves first-ever malaria vaccine. Can it be a game-changer?
The World Health Organization approved the first-ever vaccine for malaria on Wednesday. The organization’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called the approval a historic day. The disease kills hundreds of thousands of people every year, mostly children. The vaccine is only moderately effective, but it could save thousands of lives annually.Source: KCRW
A Global Syringe Shortage Could Derail Biden’s Push to Vaccinate the World
On the morning of August 26, roughly two dozen global-health advocates logged on to a Zoom call with members of the White House COVID-19 task force to sort through a number of issues that could impede the rollout of vaccines donated to the developing world.Source: Vanity Fair
Why I Chose Global Health
“Growing up in our small village in southeastern Nigeria, I never dreamed I would be on a plane to Nigeria with the President of Yale,” muses Theddeus Iheanacho. Last year, Iheanacho joined President Peter Salovey to formalize The HAPPINESS (Health Action for Psychiatric Problems in Nigeria including Epilepsy and Substances) Project.
Building ventilation just as important as vaccination, masking: experts
While vaccines and masking continue to be important to stopping the spread of COVID-19, experts say proper ventilation and filtration are also key and companies need to take them into account as they continue to develop back-to-work plans.Source: CBC
Is trick-or-treating safe? How to celebrate Halloween amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Trick-or-treating is back this year. Sort of. The Center for Disease Control has given a green light for children nationwide to trick or treat this Halloween – one year after the CDC advised against the tradition last year due to COVID-19 concerns, instead suggesting one-way trick-or-treating as an alternative.Source: USA Today
University of Liberia Partners with Yale, Vanderbilt to Improve Healthcare in Liberia
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently announced a $15 million initiative that will support the development of a new Center for Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CTLI) in Liberia.Source: Borgen Magazine
Treating Cancer from a Public Health Perspective
Based in India, Onward Assist was founded by Dinesh Koka and Vikas Ramachandra to help solve the problem of accurate and timely cancer diagnosis by providing pathologists and radiologists automated analytic tools for faster and better data reporting – leading to better patient outcomes.
Many health workers at big U.S. hospital chains with vaccine mandates are getting shots.
Hundreds of sought-after nurses are leaving some U.S. hospitals that have established vaccine requirements for all employees, involving some protests and legal opposition. But most workers, especially at large hospital chains, appear to be complying with the policies.Source: The New York Times
Opinion: How the confusing booster shot debacle aligns Biden with Trump's pandemic response
When President Joe Biden took office, many public health advocates heaved a sigh of relief, assuming the US was back to following the science during this once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, and gone were the days of an American president touting ineffective treatments to the world.Source: End Points News
The Real Story: COVID in Connecticut
HARTFORD, Conn. — We continue our conversation on COVID in Connecticut with Dr. Albert Ko, Yale School of Public Health. What are we learning about vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals and COVID? We’re hearing more and more about vaccinated people getting sick- what are doctors seeing?Source: Fox61
6 Places You Should Never Enter Right Now, Say Virus Experts
With the United States never returning to lockdowns, and with more and more people getting vaccinated, people are going out again in droves, longing for things to get back to "normal." Problem is, no one told the coronavirus; it's still causing a pandemic.Source: Eat This, Not That!
‘Not a Zero-sum Game’: Sharing Vaccines Is in Countries’ Best Interests
How nations can best allocate COVID-19 vaccines remains a discussion of global importance. And at its heart is the question of whether countries with greater access to vaccines should focus on vaccinating their own citizens or sharing their vaccine allotments with other nations.Source: Yale News
Yale professor: COVID-19 more likely to come from nature than through lab leak
COVID-19 is far more likely to have come from nature than through a laboratory accident, said a U.S. professor during a recent interview. Talking about the origin-tracing study, Dean of the Yale School of Public Health Prof. Sten Vermund covered the six previously known coronaviruses, and pointed out that the novel coronavirus seems to be of natural origins instead of the lab leak hypothesis.Source: CCTV.com English