Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen said in a Friday interview he anticipates that state vaccine shipments will remain low through March but is “hopeful” that supplies will increase in April, in time to send students home for the summer vaccinated.
Activists and scholars across a breadth of disciplines gathered virtually for the fifth annual student-run Black Health Matters conference this weekend to discuss the effects of systemic racism on Black health.
The novel coronavirus may have begun spreading in China as early as August 2019, new research from a team of scientists led by Harvard Medical School professor John S. Brownstein suggests.
The number of Harvard affiliates who reported testing positive for coronavirus reached 103 on Friday, according to a University website.
While COVID-19 cases surge at short-staffed hospitals across the Greater Boston area, routine visits to smaller Cambridge medical practices have declined.
Researchers at the Harvard Global Health Institute estimate the United States will need to perform at least 500,000 coronavirus tests per day in order to successfully reopen the economy, according to a Saturday report.
Harvard Medical School, Partners HealthCare Criticized for Email Requesting Medical Student Volunteers
Harvard Medical School and Partners HealthCare came under fire this week for an email asking fourth-year medical students to volunteer at the Boston Hope medical center, a recently-opened 1000-bed COVID-19 recovery center.
Harvard Prohibits Non-Essential University Travel Until May 31, International Travel Cancelled Until August 31
Harvard is prohibiting all University-related international travel and non-essential domestic air travel through at least May 31. It is also barring Harvard-organized and Harvard-funded international travel scheduled to take place between now and August 31.
Harvard Medical School Dean George Q. Daley and two other Medical School faculty advocated for the use of “triage committees” within individual hospitals to address a potential shortage of ventilators nationwide in an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine late last month.
Nguyen’s email marked the first of many Harvard undergraduates would receive about the coronavirus. At first, they concerned Harvard’s centers and activities in far off places. But while students received emails about travel restrictions and hygiene tips, behind the scenes College administrators began to discuss more extreme changes the virus might bring about on campus.
With 27 Harvard affiliates now reporting positive test results for COVID-19, Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen said his office is working to coordinate with local health authorities and adapting the few in-person services it still offers in an interview Thursday.
The Cambridge Public Health Department announced the city’s first death due to COVID-19 complications in a press release Sunday.
Harvard Medical School and its affiliated hospitals and research institutions have formed six research working groups as part of a recently announced collaboration with a Chinese research institution, Harvard Medical School Dean George Q. Daley ‘82 said in an interview Friday.
As Coronavirus Strains Health System, Harvard Medical School Exploring 'Fully Voluntary' Early Graduation for Fourth-Year Students
Harvard Medical School is developing a plan to give fourth-year students the option to graduate a month early and join the healthcare workforce in anticipation of a major influx of coronavirus patients.