HSPH Study Reveals Healthy Lifestyle May Reduce Risk of Long Covid
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health published a study on Monday which found that women who followed most aspects of a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and adequate sleep, had a reduced risk of contracting long Covid-19.
Harvard Settles Class Action Lawsuit Demanding Partial Tuition Reimbursement
A group of students that sued Harvard for partial reimbursement of tuition after the University moved classes online due to the Covid-19 pandemic reached a settlement with the school, according to a filing by the students’ attorneys in court on Monday.
HUHS Retires Covid-19 Self-Reporting and Contact Tracing Programs as Cambridge Cases Rise
Amid rising Covid-19 cases in the Boston area, Harvard University Health Services retired its contact tracing team and Crimson Clear application last month, drawing mixed reactions from students.
Harvard Affiliates Rally in Solidarity With Chinese Citizens Protesting Covid-19 Restrictions, State Censorship
Chanting “Free China” and “No more lockdowns,” more than one hundred people rallied in Harvard Yard on Tuesday afternoon in solidarity with demonstrators in China protesting the country’s strict Covid-19 restrictions.
Epidemiology Professor Marc Lipsitch Talks Covid-19 Surveillance Strategies
Epidemiology professor Marc Lipsitch discussed lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic regarding strategies for disease surveillance at a Harvard School of Public Health seminar on Wednesday.
Scripps Research Director Eric Topol Discusses Covid Vaccination and Misinformation at Belfer Center
Cardiologist Eric J. Topol, founder and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, discussed Covid-19 vaccination as part of the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center’s Diversity in STEM series on Wednesday in conversation with Belfer Fellow and epidemiologist Syra Madad.
Harvard Medical School Researchers Find Omicron Subvariant Has Lower Mortality Rate than Previous Strains
A Harvard-led team of researchers found that the Omicron BA.2 subvariant — the Covid-19 strain currently dominant in the United States — appears to have a lower mortality rate than prior strains of the virus, in an article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association last month.
Senator Kaine Talks Long Covid, Mental Health with Harvard School of Public Health
United States Senator Tim M. Kaine (D-Va.) discussed his experience with prolonged health problems from Covid-19 and his work pushing for public health-related bills in the Senate in an online stream through the T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie D. Baker ’79 Discusses State’s Pandemic Response at HSPH
Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 reflected on the state government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and other health policy issues in a panel at the Harvard School of Public Health on Thursday.
Harvard to Offer Third Covid-19 Booster Shot as PCR Testing Program Ends
Harvard will begin offering Moderna’s new Omicron Covid-19 booster shot to affiliates later this month, the University announced Tuesday.
‘Generally in a Good Spot’: Health Experts Weigh In on Relaxed Harvard Covid-19 Policies
With campus back in full swing, public health experts said Harvard’s Covid-19 policies are reasonable for the moment, but called on University officials to remain prepared for the possibility of another surge.
‘A New Social Dynamic’: Harvard Undergraduates Kick off a Fall Semester Free of Pandemic-Era Precautions
Students flooded the campus’ paths, hallways, and buildings as they made their way to classes on Wednesday, in a semester free of nearly all pandemic-era precautions.
Harvard to Stop Offering PCR Covid-19 Tests by Sept. 16; Masking to Remain Optional in Fall
Masking and Covid-19 testing will remain optional on Harvard’s campus going into the 2022 fall semester and the school will stop providing free PCR tests to affiliates three weeks into the term, the University announced Wednesday.
Six Ways Covid-19 Transformed Harvard
Harvard has lifted all its campus Covid-19 restrictions. But the pandemic’s impact is lasting.
Life Post(grad) Pandemic
For the Classes of 2020 and 2021, leaving Harvard meant entering a pandemic-ridden post-grad world.